Galway’s Cathal Mannion celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Dublin in Tullamore. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Galway hurling team heads for Tullamore again tomorrow with happy thoughts of their routing of Dublin fresh in the memory bank. The feel-good effe(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath celebrates the Munster semi-final victory over Cork in Thurles last Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It didn’t fall out of the sky. Waterford’s great strides at underage level culminated in the All-Ireland minor title of two years ago and a competitiv(...)

Waterford scorer-in-chief Maurice Shanahan. Photograph:  Inpho/James Crombie

Who will dismiss Waterford now? Who will doubt them? On what grounds? Derek McGrath’s young side keep turning down opportunities to fizzle out, doubli(...)

Derek McGrath celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Derek McGrath is the best thing to have happened to GAA reporters in quite a while. We know this and we’re trying very hard not to jinx it. In a wo(...)

Maurice Shanahan celebrates after scoring a goal for Waterford in the Munster SHC semi-final against Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-21   The evidence of Waterford’s arrival as a potent force in senior hurling hardened in Thurles, as Derek McGr(...)

Séamus Harnedy is an injury concern for Cork’s showdown with Waterford.

Injury is casting a long shadow over tomorrow’s Munster semi-final. The loss of Pauric Mahony is huge for Waterford, as his free-taking and workrat(...)

Pauric Mahony: Waterford will have to do without one of the game’s top free-takers when they take on Cork in the Munster senior hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the news filtered out of Pauric Mahony’s atrocious injury a few weeks back, it changed tomorrow’s terms of engagement at a stroke. For all that w(...)

Waterford’s Philip Mahony, battling here with Tipperary’s Brendan Maher, says Cork will be determined to exact revenge for their league final loss. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If anyone felt the cruelly ill-timed impact of it all as much as Pauric Mahony did, then it was his brother. The sibling instinct, the close witnessin(...)

Waterford’s Kevin Moran with his GAA/GPA Opel Player of the Month award. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For someone who’s just won the first GAA/GPA Player of the Month award for 2015 – and still fresh from captaining Waterford to only a third ever Nati(...)

Pauric Mahony (left) scored 1-90 during Waterford’s successful league campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Were hurling All Stars being handed out on the basis of the recent league, there’s little doubt that Pauric Mahony would have been one of those honou(...)