Dublin manager Anthony Daly celebrates the breakthrough  Leinster final win over Galway last summer. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Anthony Daly talks about a player being “mad for road” that normally means they’re going in the right direction. For Danny Sutcliffe that road i(...)

TJ Reid scores the first of his two goals past Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan during the Leinster SHC semi-final replay at O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17Kilkenny restored order to their season having made all the right changes before this evening’s GAA Leinster hurling semi-fin(...)

Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrrell and Andrew Smith of Galway square up last week at O’Connor Park. Smith and Iarla Tannian will have to ensure they focus primarily on their hurling in the replay if Galway are to prosper. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It became a cliché going into last week’s match that Galway are unpredictable but even so what happened still managed to surprise. As I said immediate(...)

Galway’s Niall Burke scores his side’s opening goal despite the efforts of Kilkenny’s JJ Delaney and goalkeeper Eoin Murphy. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

No matter how many times you warn yourself that Galway are unpredictable they still have the capacity to surprise. Pundits, their own supporters and a(...)

 Niall Burke scores Galway’s opening goal despite the attention of  JJ Delaney and goalkeeper Eoin Murphy of Kilkenny during the  Leinster SHC  semi-final in  O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 5-16 Kilkenny 3-22Not content with testing your heart-rate, this old game often insists on testing your credulity. So it was here, as Henry She(...)

Michael Fennelly has been ruled out of the Kilkenny side for  Sunday’s Leinster SHC semi-final against Galway. Photograph:    James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny suffered a late setback before Sunday’s GAA Leinster hurling semi-final against Galway in Tullamore with the news that former Hurler of the Y(...)

Henry Shefflin: missed the opening championship tie in successive seasons, both against Offaly, due to the same fractured metatarsal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is expected to start Henry Shefflin in Sunday’s Leinster hurling semi-final against Galway in Tullamore.Richie Power is al(...)

Galway captain Joe Canning will start on the bench in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final against Kilkenny in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway captain Joe Canning will again start on the bench for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against defending champions Kilkenny in(...)

Dublin’s Paul Ryan scores a goal against Galway during yesterday’s Leinster senior hurling final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This was a fantastic achievement by Dublin and also genuinely exciting for hurling. I’m fully convinced they’re now serious contenders such has been t(...)