Kerry’s Daniel Collins shoots at the Antrim goal during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B relegation/promotion play-off at Parnell Park, Dublin, in May. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

The most novel part of the championship draw on Thursday night didn’t involve a single ball nor a single bowl. The round-robin section of the Leinster(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch tries to get away from Clare defender David McInerney at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s been one seamless pattern for Cian Lynch. After a sparkling minor and schools career spot-lit by the fact that his uncle Ciarán Carey was one of (...)

 Limerick’s Cian Lynch in action against Dublin at Croke Park during this year’s league campaign. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cian Lynch may not be the obvious candidate to retell the tale of Limerick’s famous Munster hurling semi-final win over Clare in 1996, although he wa(...)

All-Ireland Final 1994; Limerick v Offaly Joe Dooley of Offaly chased by Dave Clarke

Stragglers in the Gaelic Grounds on the sombre afternoon of the double bill of league hurling semi-finals might have noticed TJ Ryan and Donal O’Grady(...)

Clare’s Brendan Bugler comes under pressure from Niall O’Meara and Patrick Maher of Tipperary in the Allianz Hurling League Division One  semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The recent league semi-finals posed and answered a few questions for the four teams involved. It certainly was a positive result for Tipperary who, fo(...)

Limerick’s Seamus Hickey and supporters celebrate against Cork in Sunday’s Munster final at the  Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

One of the most momentous provincial hurling championship seasons since the 1990s concluded at the weekend. Just as the world at large was cheered by (...)