Kilkenny’s Brian Kennedy and  JJ Delaney in action against Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the evening of the Cork-Tipperary semi-final I made a late afternoon visit to a well-known palatial Tipperary hostelry on Fleet Street on the south(...)

The Wexford hurlers’ championship odyssey was one of John Allen’s highlights this year and he is delighted to welcome Liam Dunne and his team back into the “almost contenders” section for next year’s championship. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Imagine only one game left in this year’s Liam MacCarthy Cup. We’ve had some good entertainment again this season from these modern day Cúchulainns. H(...)

“Twitter carried the news that Henry was available to play in the semi-final game against Galway. Brian, though, not one of the Twiteratti I’d guess, held him in reserve.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

So there we have it. Kilkenny and Tipperary meet again. In 2010 Tipp smothered Kilkenny’s ‘drive for five’ with a very convincing final performance.Th(...)

Patrick Maher: will give Cork’s Marc Ellis a real test. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I was working with TG4 in Semple Stadium on the last Sunday in March this year. Cork and Tipperary were in opposition in the league quarter-final. As (...)

Limerick will require top-notch displays from the likes of Paul Browne, here scoring a goal against Wexford, if they are to prevail on Sunday. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Last week I wrote about interpreting the pre-match signs in an effort to determine your team’s state of readiness for battle.This time last year Limer(...)

Dublin manager Anthony Daly shows his frustration as his charges go down meekly to Tipperary at Thurles in the All-Ireland quarter final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Prior to Dublin’s game with Tipperary last Sunday some of Anthony Daly’s words in the press caught my eye.“For the first week, anyway, (post Leinster (...)

Cork’s Lorcan McLoughlin with Limerick’s Donal O’Grady and Declan Hannon  during the Munster final. Hannon can be a key figure for Limerick if he is used in a central position. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Sunday there will be only four teams left, (barring another draw) in this year’s premier hurling competition. On the subject of draws is it not (...)

As in life this schoolyard game was kind of dominated by the strong but mistakes were rarely if ever commented on. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA’s progressive and inclusive Go Games initiative was in the sports news recently, as was some discussion on Liveline on RTÉ radio on the sub(...)

Limerick players celebrate in the dressing room with manager John Allen after their championship success at Gaelic Grounds in Limerick last year where Cork were beaten. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sunday, June 25th 2006: There’s no doubt but that, for any hurler, playing in a Munster senior hurling final is only eclipsed by playing in an All-Ire(...)

Kilkenny  manager Brian Cody speaks to Tommy Walsh before introducing him  as a second-half substitute during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship semi-final against Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How often have we heard the phrase “proud hurling county” used to elicit some semblance of hope for a team that are, to put it mildly, struggling in t(...)