Brendan Lynskey: double All-Ireland winner from 1987 and 1988 set to challenge Anthony Cunningham for Galway manger’s job. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Former All Star Brendan Lynskey has confirmed that he will be challenging Anthony Cunningham to become the new Galway hurling manager.And with former (...)

Galway and Tipperary in action in the  All Ireland quarter-final of 2010. Tipperary went on to with the All-Ireland. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Similarities with last year abound. This weekend 12 months ago it was Kilkenny who stood between Tipperary and the redemption of a qualifier run, and (...)

 Tipperary’s Lar Corbett returns for the qualifier against Galway in Thurles tomorrow.

Lar Corbett returns to the Tipperary team for tomorrow’s All-Ireland hurling qualifier against Galway in Thurles. The former Hurler of the Year is (...)

Joe Canning  claims a high ball in a crowded midfield in the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the past 30 years or so it’s been one of the hurling championship’s defining fixtures. Tipperary and Galway have played each other on 10 occasions (...)

Loais manager Séamus Plunkett believes Galway will benefit from their recent busy schedule as they prepare to face Tipperary in their All-Ireland hurling qualifier game this weekend.

After so many long and wasted years without a testing schedule the Galway hurlers now have their wish. A third championship match in three weeks, aga(...)

Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrrell battles with Galway’s  Jonathan Glynn during the Leinster senior hurling semi-final replay at O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Brian Cody was pleased to reflect on the contrast between two hurling matches six days apart. “The difference was that they ran through us the last da(...)

Kilkenny’s Aidan Fogarty is tackled by Galway’s Andrew Smith at O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17 An intriguing but predictable encounter in Tullamore ended with yet another affirmation of Kilkenny’s almost feral instinct(...)

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(...)

Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly: pulled up in training, reportedly with a back injury. His place at centre forward is taken by Mark Kelly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/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 (...)