Ollie Baker

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Cuala’s Con O’Callaghan in action against Galway’s Liam Mellows in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship semi-final at Semple Stadium in February. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s unfortunate timing that Saturday’s AIB All-Ireland club hurling final overlaps with Ireland’s Grand Slam rugby encounter in Twickenham, as it’s h(...)

Ballyea’s Tony Kelly alongside Cuala’s Cian O’Callaghan  ahead of their meeting in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

With his sound knowledge of hurling in both counties, Clare All-Ireland winner Ollie Baker, who managed Kilmacud to the Dublin final, came to the con(...)

All Ireland Hurling Final 1995 against Offaly - Brian and Frank Lohan tackle Johnny Dooley. Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho All Ireland Hurling Final 1995 against Offaly - Brian and Frank Lohan tackle Johnny Dooley. Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Viewed from a distance of two decades, maybe the most remarkable thing about the hurling summer of 1995 is just how unpromising it was roundly agreed (...)

File photograph of Julian Cuddihy. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

A man charged with the murder of his parents will appear in court next month.Julian Cuddihy, of Churchtown, Carndonagh, Donegal, was remanded in custo(...)

A file photograph of Republican Pearse McAuley who has been in remanded in custody for a further two weeks after appearing in court in Co Roscommon.

Republican Pearse McAuley has been in remanded in custody for a further two weeks after appearing in court in Co Roscommon. Mr McAuley (50) is facing (...)

Rathdowney Errill’s Joe Fitzpatrick prepares to clear as  Jude Sweeney of Kilmacud Crokes closes in at Parnell Park. Photo: Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes 0-23 Rathdowney-Errill 0-22 For the second match running, Kilmacud made it through a very tricky contest after extra time. Unlike in (...)

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(...)

Clare strength and conditioning coach Joe O’Connor goes through a warm-up drill with the players prior to the senior championship semi-final at Semple Stadium, in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Impho

It’s 60 years ago since the GAA introduced a ban on collective training of inter-county teams. It felt the practice reeked of professionalism. The ban(...)

Clare defender Seán McMahon (left) tackles Declan Ryan of Tipperary during the 1997 All-Ireland hurling final, the first time intra-provincial rivals met at the venue. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Tipperary’s clash with Cork this Sunday in the second hurling semi-final means that of the Munster hurling rivalries only Cork versus Limerick has yet(...)

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(...)

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