Zach Tuohy and Aidan Walsh celebrate after the second International Rules Test in 2011. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

At the age of 23 Aidan Walsh has already had an extraordinarily eventful career. In his second season three years ago he helped Cork to the county’s f(...)

It’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: Kieran McGeeney is leaving Kildare and returning to his native county Armagh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So it’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: on the same night Jason Ryan went before the Kildare county board to be ratified as thei(...)

Colin Fennelly lifts the league trophy following Kilkenny’s league final win over Tipperary at Nowlan Park in May. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former Wexford manager Liam Griffin was right when he said that the move to change – yet again – the National Hurling League format was “a sour end” t(...)

Seamus Harnedy of Cork is fouled by Clare’s Patrick Donnellan of Clare in Saturday’s final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In hurling mythology there is a story that when spirits wished to organise matches in the other world, they would whisk away gifted mortals – the lege(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald with the Liam MacCarthy cup speaks with Ciaran Murphy of Second Captains outside the  Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin on Sunday morning. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald has passed the praise at the capture of the All-Ireland Hurling title on to his players, who he believes proved more than (...)

Clare and Cork stand to attention before the national anthem prior to the start of the drawn All-Ireland final earlier this month. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Hurling this evening gets the chance to sign off on the 2013 championship with a great finale to a memorable season. It will be the first All-Ireland (...)

The half-time speech is a an integral weapon in every manager’s armoury.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Armagh played Kerry in the 2002 All-Ireland football final. By half-time, they were going down the swanee. They’d lost John McEntee to concussion. Ois(...)

Cork’s goalkeeper Anthony Nash has words with referee Brian Gavin. Photograph: Inpho

Like the man who having fallen from the World Trade Centre, landed safely after being borne on air currents generated by the swirling heat, Cork manag(...)

Clare’s manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates after his side win a line ball in yesterday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final against Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

ALL-IRELAND SHC FINAL:CORK 3-16 CLARE 0-25If there had been any doubt about the ability of the All-Ireland hurling final to deliver an appropriate cli(...)

Broadcaster Justin McCarthy with his two-year-old daughter Ella. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There’s a story in Cork about a taxi driver working at the airport who would greet tourists by saying: “Welcome to Cork, boy, the greatest city in the(...)

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