Ken Mcgrath

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Tipperary’s John McGrath celebrates after their All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Wexford at  Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

RTÉ billed All-Ireland hurling semi-final weekend as old-school establishment versus modern revolutionary. It turned into a dizzying reminder of how a(...)

‘I was at the Walsh Cup game between Kilkenny and Wexford last Saturday – the crowd was going spare. The blood was up in everyone. Games just take on a life of their own.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

How do you take it handy in the league? How do you get that balance between going bull-headed for everything and keeping something back for later in (...)

 Waterford hurlers on board an open-topped bus are greeted by thousands of fans in the city on Monday evening. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

If longing won All-Irelands then the current Waterford team would be crowned champions in the morning such was the warm reception they received Monday(...)

It’s 20 years since the first Season of Sundays (Sportsfile, €29.95) came out. The 2016 version is as rich and textured as the 19 that went before. This image shows kids in Galway fine-tuning their skills before a NHL encounter with Cork.

Six of the best Forever Young Oliver Kay (Quercus, €28.00) Adrian Doherty came from Strabane and for time in the early 1990s, it looked like he(...)

Waterford’s Conor Gleeson has impressed with the senior side this season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The intercounty hurling spotlight shines on Thurles again this weekend where the under-21 semi-finals take place on Saturday evening. Last Saturday n(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson dominated the third instalment of the Clare affair in this season’s Munster championship. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Only David Attenborough commentary would do the scene justice. June 5th, Thurles: a crackling Semple Stadium with 54 minutes played and Waterford lea(...)

 Waterford  manager Derek McGrath: “It’s about constantly challenging yourself to be better every time you go out.” Photograph:  Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Modern hurling seems obsessed with systems. More so than ever before the perfection of the sweeper role is viewed as the primary weapon to unseat t(...)

(From left) Jacqui Hurley (RTÉ), Marie Crowe (UTV), Mary Hannigan (The Irish Times) and Maura Treasa Ní Dhubhghail (TG4). Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Jacqui Hurley, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill and Marie Crowe are three of the most recognisable female faces – and voices – in the Irish sports media, (...)

A view of the match programme. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The end being near, the final curtain being faced, it brings an air of melancholy about the place. Not just that, it brings a stack of programmes a(...)

Brendan Proctor: spearheading Lidl’s push into the US

It was interesting to read in Checkout magazine that one of Dunnes Stores’s main rivals, Lidl, has appointed John Paul Scally as the new head of its I(...)

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