Liam Mccarthy

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Twins Clara  and Maria Harrington from  Westport flying the flag for Mayo ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland football final against Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Mealey

When Dutchman Dirk Schonkeren sculpted a milk chocolate version of the Sam Maguire Cup, he never expected it would become a rotating window display ov(...)

 Waterford hurlers on board an open-topped bus are greeted by thousands of fans in the city on Monday evening. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

If longing won All-Irelands then the current Waterford team would be crowned champions in the morning such was the warm reception they received Monday(...)

All-Ireland champions: Galway captain David Burke with Martin Cummins at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, in Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The morning after the night before for the All-Ireland champions always involves a visit to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, in Crumlin in Dublin. It i(...)

Galway fans celebrate beating Waterford in the All-Ireland senior hurling final. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Several decades of hurt and hope distilled into 70 minutes. A magical potion. Two tribes battled to taste it, but only one would drink from the c(...)

The Apple Market in Waterford city, where fans gathered to watch the match on a big screen. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Don’t Stop Believing is the supporters’ anthem and right until the final whistle they held on to that belief that the long wait stretching back to 195(...)

Galway’s David Burke in action against Stephen Bennett during the league clash in Salthill. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

We filed into Pearse Stadium last April feeling a little swizzed, to borrow a phrase from Brian Kerr. It was one of the those rare occasions where t(...)

Above, Waterford and Galway clash in the league earlier this year. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy

Tickets for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final are being sold at face value on one of the State’s main resale platforms . The Galway-Waterford decid(...)

After their National Hurling League win over Tipperary, will Galway keep their eye in this summer? Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jackie Tyrrell 1. The league is the league, the championship is the championship . . . what are we to make of it all? Galway as genuine contenders? (...)

Davy Fitzgerald has stepped down as Clare hurling manager. Photograph: Donall Farmer?Inpho

Davy Fitzgerald has confirmed that he is to step down as Clare senior hurling manager after four years in the post. Speculation had mounted in recent(...)

Tipperary minor captain Brian McGrath and Senior players Noel and John McGrath. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was the Sunday the boys in the blue and gold took over Croke Park and history was again made. It was Tipperary’s day. It was a special occasion for(...)

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