Liam Mccarthy

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A walk in the woods at Stradbally. Photograph: Dave Meehan

1. Cost of each extra hospital bed is €325,000, report finds It costs about €325,000 in construction and capital costs alone nowadays to provide an a(...)

Students in Kilkenny get ready for the All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. File photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The cat, so to speak, is out of the bag. Yes, there’s a minibus of hurling supporters setting off from Kilkenny on Sunday ahead of the county’s quest(...)

Brian Gavin with Brendan Maher and JJ Delaney ahead of the 2014 All-Ireland hurling final replay. Photograph: Inpho

Brian Gavin has been named as referee for the All-Irleand Senior hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary on September 4th. This will be Gavin’s (...)

Waterford’s Conor Gleeson has impressed with the senior side this season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The intercounty hurling spotlight shines on Thurles again this weekend where the under-21 semi-finals take place on Saturday evening. Last Saturday n(...)

 Waterford  manager Derek McGrath: “It’s about constantly challenging yourself to be better every time you go out.” Photograph:  Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Modern hurling seems obsessed with systems. More so than ever before the perfection of the sweeper role is viewed as the primary weapon to unseat t(...)

Offaly manager Michael Bond celebrates the 1998 All-Ireland hurling final victory over Kilkenny. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The dust had not even settled on Waterford and Clare’s pulsating Allianz Hurling League final in Thurles when another significant result came through (...)

The work of predicting elections is ‘as ridiculous as expecting Galway to win the Liam McCarthy every year even though it’s nearly 30 years since they last did it’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of the skills required of a political journalist is knowing when and how to make predictions. Such tasks including calling the date of an electio(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan wins the ball ahead of Padraig Mannion of Galway to score his sides second goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We are in the midst of the greatest Canning era yet 2015 has not been the summer of Joe. There have been memorable moments, sure, like the wonderful, (...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion has enjoyed an impressive championship campaign to date, scoring a total of 3-15 from play.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Can Galway rely on 10 minutes of excellence to beat Tipperary or Kilkenny? No. The Tribesmen have shown in flashes of dexterous free-scoring&nb(...)

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