Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald reacts on the sideline. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

As ever, the anatomy of victory and defeat hinges on perspective. Last September, Jimmy Barry-Murphy came within seconds of conjuring up what would p(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh rises high to catch a ball despite the challenge of Clare’s Pat Donnellan and John Conlon at Semple Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18Last year’s memorable All-Ireland final and replay were characterised by an outgunned Cork somehow staying in touch with superior (...)

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy in action against  Cian Dillon of Clare during last September’s drawn All-Ireland final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Although Cork won just one of the six matches the counties played in 2013, one ended in a draw and another went to extra time so there hasn’t been mu(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan in action against Shane Fives of Waterford. Cadogan proved a thorn in Waterford’s side during the drawn encounter and scored four points from play. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

MUNSTER SHC QUATER-FINAL REPLAY Cork v Waterford Sunday, 3.30, Semple Stadium Live on RTE.ie It’s strange to think that in the wake of Wate(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer scores his side’s third goal past goalkeeper Anthony Nash of Cork at Semple Stadium. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 3-25Cork 4-19 Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea c(...)

 Cork’s Patrick Horgan: has been the standout player for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side and if he is curtailed or has an off day, they will struggle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/ Inpho

Points , whistleblowers, fallouts and consequences have dominated the news this week . As soon as whistleblower Brian Gavin signalled the end t(...)

Cock’s Conor Lehane fires  home his side’s second goal against Wexford at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork 2-24 Wexford 1-20 Cork ensured an immediate return (...)

LIT will expect sharp shooting from Tony Kelly in the Fitzgibbon Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

And then there were only four. This is Fitzgibbon Cup weekend which this year takes place in Queen’s University, Belfast. CIT and UCC play in o(...)

Cork’s Séamus Harnedy will line out for UCC in the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final against CIT. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A very big weekend dawns for UCC in Queen’s Belfast, as the Cork college goes for a third successive Fitzgibbon Cup and a first doubl(...)

Cork’s Michael O’Sullivan and Patrick Horgan with Gavin O’Mahony of Limerick during last weekend’s NHL Division IB opener at Páirc Uí Rinn: “If this was a championship match and we were heading for a replay we’d be tipping Limerick for victory the next day out,” was John Allen’s verdict on the draw. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Well, the hurling season is off and running and if last weekend’s honest endeavour was an indication of what’s to come then we want more . (...)