Wexford’s Keith Rossiter fends off Clare’s Darach Honan. Nicky English believes the absence of Rossiter or Liam Óg McGovern would represent a serious blow for Wexford’s ambitions against Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

The main debilitating aspect of Wexford’s run of six championship matches in eight weeks is not principally tired minds and limbs but rather the likel(...)

Dublin celebrate in front of their fans on Hill 16 following their victory over Kilkenny in the Allianz National Hurling League final in 2011. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Here is how it was. By the spring of 2011, Dublin had played 22 games under Anthony Daly in league and championship. Their record going into the leagu(...)

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(...)

Wexford’s Keith Rossiter clashes with Dublin’s Conal Keaney and  Ciarán Kenny during the Leinster SHC semi-final at Wexford Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wexford 1-14 Dublin 0-22: Summer in bloom, and with that Dublin burst their way into another Leinster hurling final. They had to rely on old heads lik(...)

Tipp’s Michael Cahill is halted in his tracks by Dublin’s Conal Keaney during the league clash at Semple Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary 1-19 Dublin 0-19 The ball hopped around the ro(...)

Mount Leinster Rangers 1-17 Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-9: Mount Leinster Rangers caused a sensational upset in accounting for Dublin giants Ballyboden and(...)

Forward Pádraic “Podge” Collins saw his wonderful 2013 championship rewarded last night when he was named as one of the eight Clare players on this year’s All Star selection. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The revolution is complete, all resistance now futile. It may not be an all-time record but Clare’s eight All Star awards equals their best ever haul,(...)

Mark Vaughan kicked seven points for Kilmacud Crokes in a losing cause against Ballyboden St Enda’s. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s progressed to the quarter-finals of the Dublin Senior Football Championship following their controversial 2-9 to 0-12 victory ove(...)

Cork have proved very reliant on Pat Horgan in their championship outings to date. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The hurling championship has been completely re-energised by this season’s events. In recent years any time you were asked about the All-Ireland in Au(...)

DUBLIN 2-25 GALWAY 2-13: As if part of some great cosmic realignment, Dublin hurlers continue to enjoy the sort of year they were supposed to have 12 (...)