Paul Flanagan

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Referee James Owens prepares to show Clare’s Aidan McCarthy a yellow card during the Munster semi-final in  Limerick. Owens will tell the meeting of his colleagues what he saw at the time and what guided his action. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Why don’t they leave hurling alone? It was grand the way it was. These sentiments are in essence the response of many hurling followers to the sort of(...)

Richie English returns to the Limerick defence for their opening league game against Munster rivals Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday DIVISION 1A Westmeath v Galway, TEG Cusack Park, 2.0 – Live TG4 Westmeath are a little understrength – Aonghus Clarke is away and captain Co(...)

Shane O’Donnell: will commence a Fullbright Scholarship in Harvard University in September. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Clare joint hurling manager Gerry O’Connor says Shane O’Donnell will not miss any championship action with the Banner despite taking up the chance to (...)

Dan Morrissey of Limerick gets away from Clare’s Darach Honan at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Cathal Nooan/Inpho

Last spring Limerick felt like it was at the epicentre of hurling prosperity. The county team had a decisive fixture with neighbours Clare to decide (...)

Tipperary’s Barry Heffernan in action against Galway in the  league in March. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Repeated concussion will deny Tipperary wing back Barry Heffernan his Munster hurling championship debut against Cork in Thurles this Sunday. Heffern(...)

Orla O’Malley and Paul Flanagan married in New York City Hall. Photograph: James Higgins

After 17 years in New York, Orla returned home in January 2008. That June, she met retailer Paul, from Dublin, in Renards nightclub. They were engag(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Clare’s Patrick Donnellan tackles Conor O’Mahony of Tipperary. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 0-16 Tipperary 0-15Tipperary, last spotted in that transcendent All-Ireland final series, returned to inter-county hurling in more earthy circum(...)

Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin of Clare celebrate victory at the end of the All-Ireland Hurling Under-21 Championship Final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Every so often a special group of players comes along and lights up the sporting world with their achievements. What special ability, expertise, capac(...)

East Down Foxhounds parade in the Main Arena on the final day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

County Wicklow rider Jane Bradbury and owner Daphne Tierney won the supreme hunter championship on Saturday morning in the Main Arena with the heavywe(...)

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