Dublin’s Fionntan McGibb is challenged by Greg Lally and David Burke of Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 1-28 Galway 1-19 Dublin manager Ger Cunningham has challenged his rookie players to perform on the big stage next weekend and nail down a spot(...)

“There were no beer taps on the makeshift counter, only bottles. Whiskey was measured by hand.”

The village of Drum in Co Monaghan is entirely dry these days, but 20-odd years ago I spent a memorable evening in its last surviving licensed premise(...)

Kilkenny’s Michael Kenny and John Henderson of DIT   in action during the Walsh Cup match in Dunmore. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-16 DIT 4-14 A top-class performance from Conor McDonald saw DIT teach a young Kilkenny side a Walsh Cup lesson in Dunmore. McDonald, who(...)

Anthony Cunningham had little choice but to resign after the Galway players passed a vote of no confidence in his stewardship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Yikes! That didn’t take long. Thirteen weeks ago just after their epic All-Ireland semi-final, this column drew attention to the divergent paths of Ti(...)

Anthony Cunningham: GAA sources in Galway now  say players never demanded his resignation when they met him. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Anthony Cunningham offered his resignation as Galway hurling manager when he was approached by a delegation of players prior to his reappointment, it(...)

Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham: had been appointed to the job for a fifth year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jarlath Cloonan has called for all parties in the Galway hurling dispute to take a close look at themselves and pull back from the impasse that has ar(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody: his record speaks for itself: 11 All-Irelands. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We’ve been here before, singing Kilkenny’s praises, and it looks like we’ll be here again. There is no end to what Brian Cody’s men achieve on the hur(...)

Kilkenny captain Joey Holden lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup after his side beat Galway in the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 1-18 It started with the promise of a memorable contest but by the final whistle Kilkenny had proved beyond quibble their endurin(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning: Galway really need him to be man of the match but only in a functioning attack. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

There are three things that have struck me about Galway. I bumped into Anthony Cunningham the Wednesday after the Leinster final and was taken abac(...)

Tipperary’s  Seamus Hennessey, Noel McGrath and James Barry celebrate the All-Ireland U-21 hurling final victory over Galway in 2010. But Tipp’s great season  failed to lead on to the expected glory. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sunday completed an extraordinary turnaround in the fortunes of Tipperary and Galway hurling. It wasn’t a traumatic single event like the roof falling(...)