Shane Dowling of Na Piarsaigh celebrates at the final whistle Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Na Piarsaigh 2-18 Ballygunner 2-11 The AIB Munster club hurling final in Thurles was won for the third time in five years by Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh. (...)

 David Cunningham of Glen Rovers attempts to gather possession in yesterday’s AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final against Ballgunner in  Walsh Park, Waterford. Photograph:  Ken Sutton/Inpho

To the bafflement of even their supporters in a meagre if symmetrical crowd of 1,414 at rain-lashed Walsh Park, Waterford champions Ballygunner mounte(...)

All Ireland Hurling Final 1995 against Offaly - Brian and Frank Lohan tackle Johnny Dooley. Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho All Ireland Hurling Final 1995 against Offaly - Brian and Frank Lohan tackle Johnny Dooley. Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Viewed from a distance of two decades, maybe the most remarkable thing about the hurling summer of 1995 is just how unpromising it was roundly agreed (...)

Waterford’s Pauric Mahony, seen here in action during the Allianz Hurling League Final against Cork, suffered a broken shin bone in a club game for Ballygunner that could rule him out for the rest of the year. Photo:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The All-Ireland Hurling Championship will take place without one of the star forward players in the country after Waterford’s Pauric Mahony suffer(...)

Loughmore-Castleiney’s Ciaran McGrath and James O’Brien of Na Piarsaigh with referee Cathal McAllister at the coin toss for the Munster club hurling championship clash on Sunday last. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpp

As Irish summers go, the one just past beats most. It had a mid-1990s feel to it. The glorious weather, the scalded brows, the succession of champions(...)

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 (...)