Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara: is the third of Jim Gavin’s football panel in little over 12 months to sustain ACL rupture. Photograph: Inpho

The Dublin footballers must come to terms with another cruciate injury setback, as news emerged last night that forward Eoghan O’Gara will miss the r(...)

Tipperary’s Patrick Maher battles with Shane O’Neill during their Allianz Hurling League Division One A match at Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Cork 4-21 Tipperary 2-28 Tipperary’s pre-match preparations may have been affected by their late arrival due to traffic congestion around Páirc Uí Rin(...)

Galway’s  Joe Canning: his recent return strengthens the side  but the balance of motivation – for Dublin, a possible return to Nowlan Park for a relegation play-off – favours a Dublin win. Photograph: Inpho

Allianz Football League Division Two Galway v Laois, Tuam Stadium, 2.0 – Two teams going in different directions over the past couple of weeks: Laois’(...)

Richie Hogan and Cillian Buckley will be rested for Kilkenny this weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Holders Kilkenny will be significantly under-strength for Sunday’s Division 1A match against Clare in Nowlan Park. Hurler of the Year Richie Hogan, wh(...)

Henry Shefflin celebrates with fans of Ballyhale Shamrocks after the All-Ieland club final victory over Kilmallock. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Another All-Ireland heads for Kilkenny. It’s not Ballyhale’s fault but their three most recent finals have been relatively bloodless affairs and in fa(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning in action against Kilkenny’s Conor Fogarty and TJ Reid last summer. He will miss out on the clash  at Pearse Stadium due to injury. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Today Division 1 A Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 5 pm – Ger Cunningham’s opening chapter as Dublin manager could not be more assured. Crisp, accurat(...)

Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson: “Winning is oinfectious.”

It was appropriate that the closing act in Tipperary’s league win over Galway was Darren Gleeson’s safe and assured handling of a tricky and dangerou(...)

Tipperary’s Padraic Maher, Gearoid McInerney, Gearoid Ryan and Conor O’Brien with James Regan and Joseph Cooney of Galway during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash in Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipp set the world to rights yesterday but the world of February hurling is too flimsy to pay much heed to. Both sides laboured at times, both sides p(...)

The Tipperary duo of  Denis Maher and Kieran Bergin challenge  Iarlaith Tannian of Galway during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 2-18 Galway 0-20Two Tipperary goals just after half-time helped them to stave off a strong closing quarter by Galway in this robust league e(...)

Dublin’s Danny Suttcliffe evades  Kieran Bergin of Tipperary during the Dubs Allianz League win. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Unpredictable as ever, unvarnished as you like, the Allianz Hurling League coughed back into action over the weekend with the bookies’ favourites goin(...)