Tipperary’s  John O’Dwyer claims the sliotar ahead of Dublin players  Shane Durkin, Liam Rushe and Michael Carton during the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-16The continuation of inevitability. Despite some remarkable revivals and the supposed levelling of hurling’s playing field in(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates on of his two goals in the All-Ireland SHC Round two Qualifiers at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Not for the first time, Tipperary’s desire to gauge where they are is complicated by sticky issue of who they are. Still hurling’s little girl with th(...)

Limerick’s Séamus Hickey in action against Cork during last year’s Munster final at the Gaelic Grounds. “I was just absolutely thrilled to get a jersey the last day. It’s a very difficult thing to do in the group of players we have at the moment, to actually have a 1 to 15.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Séamus Hickey hadn’t yet rounded the corner towards his 19th birthday the day Limerick decided to make a man of him. It was May 2006 and they were in (...)

Paul Curran is finally fully recovered from his hip trouble and ready to push for a place on the Tipperary team for the All-Ireland championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The seasons get more complicated. That is something Paul Curran has discovered. All of this year, he has been juggling. At home, the delight of a firs(...)

Antrim 1-17London 1-7Antrim secured a place in the Leinster senior hurling championship quarter-final with a seven-point win over 14-man London in yes(...)

John Allen wonders what it was like for the much-honoured  Tommy Walsh to have remained  on the bench throughout  last Sunday’s Allianz  Hurling League final against Tipperary. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

So the league final is over and we have proof positive that Kilkenny are back in pole position as championship approaches.Tipperary have also shown si(...)

Na Piarsaigh’s David Dempsey and Kevin Downes with Mark Wyse and Stephen Mason of Passage during the Munster club clash at the Gaelic Grounds. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Na Piarsaigh 0-20 Passage 3-9Goals do not always win matches as Passage discovered in Limerick as they lost a thrilling Munster hurling club semi-fina(...)

Waterford manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates at the final whistle following victory over Cork in the 2010 Munster final replay – a game played under lights at Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tomorrow will see the first All-Ireland final played entirely under floodlights when Cork meet Clare in Croke Park for the hurling replay. It’s jus(...)

Evidence of Dublin’s increasing stature as a hurling force came on Saturday as Ballyboden St Enda’s and Cuala contested an all capital decider at the (...)

Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly feels the full force of a challenge from Limerick’s Tom Condon  during the Munster semi-final  at the Gaelic Grounds Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The novelty, in recent times anyway, of Cork meeting Limerick in a Munster final has so many variables but mainly the fact neither county has won it f(...)