Ryan O’Dwyer, Bill O’Carroll, Fergal Whitely and Niall Corcoran, with U- 10 Kilmacud Crokes hurlers Michael Lyng, left, and Cian Manning at the launch of the The Beacon Hospital/Kilmacud Crokes  All-Ireland Hurling Sevens at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Richie Stakelum will not be the next Tipperary manager. The departure of Michael Ryan’s management team, en bloc last week, following a winless Munste(...)

Conor Stakelum competes in the Men’s Free Skating competition during day three of the ISU Nebelhorn Trophy at Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf in Obersdorf, Germany. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images

When Conor Stakelum tells people he’s a figure skater, he’s often greeted with the same puzzled reaction. “They’re like, ‘Oh really? You do that? I (...)

Waterford hurlers are bidding to win a first All-Ireland senior hurling title since 1959. Photo: Inpho

One way or the other, a famine will end on the first Sunday in September. If it’s Waterford who lift Liam MacCarthy, 58 years of wishes will pop up o(...)

Eamon O’Shea acquired the reputation of being an innovative  hurling coach and when Liam Sheedy invited him in to join the Tipperary set up, the players instantly responded to  his training methods. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I never retired! I didn’t retire. Babs didn’t pick me,” Eamon O’Shea clarifies with a laugh, lightly poking fun at his last days as the skilful, u(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher comes under pressure from Dublin’s  Ryan O’Dwyer. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It is into the stadium of ghosts as the All-Ireland hurling season moves on to Thurles town, giddy with its own unpredictability and brilliance. At le(...)

So it was written and so it has come to pass. At least so far it has, at any rate. When Eamon O’Shea strapped the task of rehabilitating Tipper(...)