Mick Dempsey

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Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh celebrates at the full-time whistle of the  All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Lugh Lamhfada travelled to Tara to ask to join the Tuatha Dé Danann. The doorkeeper refused to let him in unless he had a skill that would be benefici(...)

Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty breaks past Seán O’Brien of Tipperary in their Munster final victory at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

We stood around in a circle, tightly-knit in Nowlan Park as the last of the baking summer’s day sun beat down on us, a mixture of Vaseline and sweat d(...)

 Derek McGrath, former Waterford manager, addressing the GAA Games Development Conference at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph:  by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On the fifth floor of the Hogan Stand in Croke Park, Jamesie O’Connor is handling a hurley at one of the string of stalls along the corridor, giving t(...)

Galway’s Adrian Tuohey and Walter Walsh of Kilkenny compete. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As I sat back in my chair in the RTÉ production room last Sunday afternoon, I had a smile from ear to ear watching Kilkenny and Galway go at it toe to(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Monday teatime and Mattie McGleenan is in the car, beating up the road to Dublin. The Cavan manager is headed for Abbotstown, there to take a training(...)

Michael Fennelly lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 2015. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kilenny’s Michael Fennelly has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling. Wing-forward Fennelly won a staggering eight All-Ireland titles du(...)

Davy Fitzgerald: faces an eight-week ban proposed by the GAA unless the suspension is appealed.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There is increasing speculation Jason Forde will be named in the Tipperary team for Sunday’s league final against Galway. Forde has been recommende(...)

Kilkenny’s JJ Delaney leaves the field as the sky turns dark after the All-Ireland hurling final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On the Friday evening of September 25th 2014, Eamon O’Shea got into his car outside work at NUIG and pointed it into the rush-hour traffic. There wasn(...)

Paul Sheridan  and Audrey Brennan got married on June 19th, 2015 – a date which marks five years of Audrey being cancer-free. Photographs: Tanya Williams Photography

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly gets his shot away as Dublin’s  Stephen Hiney moves in during the Leinster SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9Reconstructed, slightly remodelled but the interior of these Kilkenny hurlers looks much the same. Defeat to Dublin, and Cork,(...)

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