Niall Corcoran

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Laois manager Eddie Brennan: who knows where he will end up as a manager? He has learned from the best, and he will keep learning because that’s the way he’s always been. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Kilkenny team holiday in 2007 took us to New Zealand, and I found myself rooming with Eddie Brennan. It was just a random pairing – it wasn’t like(...)

Ryan Mullaney leads the Laois celebrations at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, after their victory over Dublin in the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois hurling people, Laois players and all the children that invaded O’Moore Park before, during and after this battle needed someone to spark the in(...)

Ballyboden celebrate with the trophy after beating Kilmacud Crokes. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-15 Kilmacud Crokes 1-15 Kilmacud’s run of hard luck in Dublin county finals continued on its unyielding course with a third su(...)

Kieran Donaghy in action for Kerry a year after his Underdogs breakthrough. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ten years after its last series and TG4 has announced that the ‘Underdogs’ is on its way back. The series which is best known for uncovering Kie(...)

Ger Cunningham: overseeing a period of transition in Dublin hurling. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The assertion by former Dublin hurler Michael Carton that an ‘unheard of’ number of senior players have left the camp in recent seasons has been reje(...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion. “People are saying ‘he scored five points against Cork; he scored five more the last day against Tipperary. How is he doing that’?” Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

It may have slipped past the radar but Galway will be present for both minor and senior All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday. It’s only the seventh ti(...)

Dublin’s Niall Corcoran believes atmosphere at Croke Park was a bit flat. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There were presumably no assurances of a little more proper championship hurling this time as part of the live television agreement, although both Dub(...)

Dublin’s Niall Corcoran says inconsistency has been a trait of their game in recent years but it is something they are trying to rectify. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

There is a difference between finding and seeking consistency, which holds true for both Dublin and Clare as they face-off in the penultimate round of(...)

Danny Sutcliffe of St Jude’s has been the player of the Dublin hurling championship so far. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Kilmacud Crokes v St Jude’s, Parnell Park, 7.45pm: New Dublin manager Ger Cunningham will be an interested spectator in Donnycarney, as he assesses so(...)

Members of the Galway team celebrate their victory over Kilkenny as they claimed the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship at Croke Park. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Galway 1-9 Kilkenny 0-7: It might not have been a final for the ages but that mattered not one bit to Galway, who ended years of heartbreak to finally(...)

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