The Samaritans is one of a number of organisations that helps those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Mental health campaigners today praised Cork hurler Conor Cusack for his bravery in speaking out about his battle with depression.Cusack wrote an open(...)

Niall Donoghue’s coffin is carried by fellow hurlers through Kilbeacanty, Co Galway, yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Long before Niall Donohue’s hurl hit the soil of Semple Stadium and Croke Park, he had played his first “All-Ireland final” on the lawn of his Ball(...)

The remains of Niall Donoghue are carried by friends and team mates through Kilbeacanty today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Moving tributes were paid to Galway hurler Niall Donohue by family, friends and leading GAA figures at his funeral in south Galway earlier today.Over (...)

Conor Cooney: ‘We gave a poor account of ourselves in most of our matches. We just have to reflect on the year’s hurling and see if we can improve for next year’. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even as the GAA managerial merry-go-round still spins less and less seats are available; Brian Cuthbert’s appointment in Cork, to replace Conor Counih(...)

Monaghan’s Cathriona McConnell, Therese McNally, Grainne McNally and Ciara McAnespie after loosing by a point to Cork in the All-Ireland  women’s football final at Croke Park.  Photograph: Alan Betson

When the hooter sounded in yesterday’s All-Ireland final, we were treated to what’s possibly the loveliest noise in Irish sport, one that annually tes(...)

Donal Óg Cusack was at the launch in Croke Park of the Celtic Champions Classic, an 11-a-sIde hurling tournament to be played at the Notre Dame University campus in Indiana, USA , in October. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

First rule of hurling is you do not talk about hurling. Donal Óg Cusack is determined to alter that notion by promoting the game away from these shore(...)

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy celebrates victory over Kilkenny in the 1999 All-Ireland hurling final. Photo: Tom Honan/Inpho

Clare faced Cork in the 1999 Munster hurling final, a time when the counties’ co-ordinates were unusually set. With two All-Irelands and three Munster(...)

It would be nice to believe that the launch of a new educational resource by the anti-racism in sport organisation, Show Racism the Red Card (S(...)

 Ger Gilroy photographer at the museum in Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

It was the end of an era, as swift as it was unforeseen. Ger Gilroy, unexpectedly thrust into his new role as host of Off The Ball (Newstalk, w(...)

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