Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly gets his shot away as Dublin’s  Stephen Hiney moves in during the Leinster SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9Reconstructed, slightly remodelled but the interior of these Kilkenny hurlers looks much the same. Defeat to Dublin, and Cork,(...)

Donie Kingston: will prove a big threat to Wexford in the qualifier at Wexford Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Laois are a quintessential qualifier team that can topple one of the top six. The talent is there, no question, getting it out of them on a consistent(...)

 John Galvin: the veteran is still key to Limerick’s cause. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

More ridiculous, unnecessary messing with team selection leaves us in the dark regarding Liam “Baker” Bradley’s Antrim line-up. Buying a programme is (...)

Longford’s Michael Quinn: will need close attention. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

League form means nothing at all. The footballing nous of veteran forwards Brian Kavanagh and Paul Barden proved invaluable as Longford dumped Divisio(...)

Leighton Glynn: will be crucial for Wicklow against Sligo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Aughrim is a superb little village to visit, so long as you aren’t part of a football squad that’s already bleeding heavily. Sligo know this. I(...)

 Tipperary’s Lar Corbett may return for Saturday’s potentially season-defining meeting with Galway at Semple Stadium.

There are strong indications that Lar Corbett will return to the Tipperary side for Saturday’s potentially season-defining meeting with Galway at Sem(...)

Aidan Walsh will face Johnny Buckley again on Sunday as he replaces Andrew O’Sullivan at midfield for Cork in the Munster football final against Kerry.

Three hurlers return to the football fold as Cork’s rookie manager Brian Cuthbert aims to snatch the Munster championship from Kerry’s grasp this Sun(...)

A Sky TV camera crew films the Offaly team before the championship clash against Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Both the GAA and Sky have dismissed concerns about worryingly low viewing figures in the opening four live matches of their new broadcast deal.The th(...)

Wexford’s Jack Guiney: “We have to up our game and go in with a new level of intensity against Clare. Hopefully we can pull one out of the bag.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The essential difference between champions and also-ran is the former can identify their deficiencies and fix them in full stride. Jack Guiney knows t(...)

 Cork selector Ger Cunningham: “If you’re going to play the two, hurling and football, it’s where you want to be. In two Munster finals on successive Sundays, it’s what they play for.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aidan Walsh and Damien Cahalane are following in the footsteps of Teddy McCarthy and Denis Walsh.In 1987 McCarthy and Walsh were embroiled in four Mu(...)