Ballygunner’s Wayne Hutchinson celebrates the final whistle with Barry O’Sullivan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ballygunner (Waterford) 2-14 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 2-8 A red (and black) letter day in a sun-dappled Semple Stadium on Sunday, as Ballygunner upset(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath celebrates with Philip Mahony after victory over Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For Philip Mahony the dying weeks of 2017 will offer no let-up on a hectic year. On Sunday the Waterford wing-back was prominent, as his club Ballygun(...)

Ballygunner joint captains Pauric Mahony and Shane Walsh raise the trophy after their Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Final win over De La Salle last week. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s only a Munster quarter-final, but Sunday’s clash between Thurles Sarsfields and Ballygunner in Walsh Park has the sense of something more signifi(...)

Nicky Henderson’s Buveur D’Air is a favourite with some bookmakers for the Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Noel Fehily is expected to replace Barry Geraghty in the saddle aboard Buveur D’Air in the Champion Hurdle. The six-year-old, who has been at the top (...)

Wayne Hutchinson riding Smad Place clear the last to win The Hennessy Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Newbury racecourse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Smad Place dazzled under forceful Wayne Hutchinson tactics to win the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Alan King’s eight-year-old grey jumped(...)

“[Diarmuid Connolly] has all the talent but he’s matched that in with his physicality, his work rate and with his leadership of the team,” says St Vincents teammate Paddy Andrews. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

TODAY Dublin SHC final Cuala v St Judes Parnell Park, 3.0 It’s hard to imagine two Dublin clubs more eager and ambitious heading into this hurling sho(...)

The British hunt season is well under way and continues at Sandown on Saturday.

Balder Succes will face nine rivals when he bids to justify favouritism in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday.With star two-milers Sprinter(...)

Ballygunner’s Brian O’Sullivan celebrates a late score in his side’s Waterford Senior Hurling Club Final victory over Mount Sion at  Walsh Park. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ballygunner 2-16 Mount Sion 0-9A blistering second-half display in which they limited Mount Sion to just two points ensured a 13th Waterford Senior Hu(...)