Lee Chin

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 Lee Chin in action for Wexford. Chin says he is still tormented that they didn’t seal the deal against Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-finals. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

They reward hurling’s elite, the artists of the stick and ball game, but if the All Stars were actually handed to the most improved players, Lee Chin’(...)

Tipperary goalkeeper Brian Hogan claims his first Hurling All  Stars awards and follows in the footsteps of his father, Ken, who won one in  1987. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Though there are occasionally years in which the announcement of the hurling All Star team causes a stir around the place, 2019 is unlikely to be one (...)

Wexford’s Kevin Foley in action against Tipperary’s Noel McGrath during the league. If Tipp can limit  Foley’s influence and keep his possessions under 10 to 12 they have a great chance. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

I always felt All-Ireland semi-finals were like when you were a young teenager, full of life and mischief as you walked up to a nightclub door and app(...)

Lee Chin:  has the natural talent and skills but he has played this summer like a lad whose attention is wandering. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There was a moment last weekend in the Limerick v Kilkenny game when I couldn’t believe my own eyes. Gearóid Hegarty bore down on the Kilkenny goal in(...)

Paul Reid, managing director of Pfizer Ireland, which sponsors the Healthy Ireland programme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Jack Power Three out of four people in Ireland’s latest designated Healthy Town say they are trying to cut down on the amount of alcohol they drink. (...)

 Liam Ryan breaks Galway’s Niall Burke’s hurley during Sunday’s match in Croke Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Galway 0-29 Wexford 1-17 They mightn’t be accustomed to the role but in a summer of madcap eruptions, Galway continued to provide both stability and,(...)

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald and Tipperary’s Michael Ryan shake hands after the Allianz Hurling League semi-final at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan was asked had he maybe been worried on the hour when John McGrath missed a chance at one end and Wexford swept back fo(...)

Lee Chin swapped his boots for a pair of ice skates to join NHL team the Vancouver Canucks for a week. Photograph: Inpho

“Enough beer to shock an Irishman, it seems. Now, that’s something.” Lee Chin’s comments about being surprised at the level of drinking and fighting (...)

Brian Keating, AIB group propositions and brands director, with Michael Murphy (left) and Shane Williams, who feature in ‘The Toughest Trade’. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile.

Sports swap television show The Toughest Trade is back on RTÉ2 tonight at 9.30pm, but the GAA-themed format is not like most other RTÉ shows. The two(...)

 Canadian ice hockey legend Alex Auld teamed up with Wexford’s Faythe Harriers  for the latest instalment of AIB’s documentary series The Toughest Trade. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Alex Auld was entirely unaware of hurling until a few weeks ago and presumed that ice-hockey, the game he played professionally for over a decade, wa(...)

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