Paul Ryan (right, in action against Kilkenny) returns to the Dublin line-up and Tipperary will be wary of his ability if they infringe close to goal. Photograph: Inpho

It’s difficult to oppose Tipperary. In the familiar surroundings of their Thurles citadel, bolstered by the momentum of largely freewheeling, high -s(...)

Dublin manager Anthony Daly celebrates the breakthrough  Leinster final win over Galway last summer. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Anthony Daly talks about a player being “mad for road” that normally means they’re going in the right direction. For Danny Sutcliffe that road i(...)

Wexford’s Keith Rossiter clashes with Dublin’s Conal Keaney and  Ciarán Kenny during the Leinster SHC semi-final at Wexford Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wexford 1-14 Dublin 0-22: Summer in bloom, and with that Dublin burst their way into another Leinster hurling final. They had to rely on old heads lik(...)

Dublin’s Alan McCrabbe:  can cause problems for Wexford’s defence from play and from placed balls. Photo: Alan Betson

There’s an optimal way for underdogs to come in under the radar and Wexford haven’t quite managed it in advance of this evening’s intriguing Leinster(...)

Tipperary’s Michael Cahill is challenged by Dublin’s  Conal Keaney during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary 1-19 Dublin 0-19: Tipperary edged past Dublin in Thurles this afternoo(...)

Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly saves a penalty from Cork’s Anthony Nash during last year’s All-Ireland final. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“It’s crazy, it’s dangerous but it’s under the rules so he’s well entitled to do it.” (...)

Mount Leinster Rangers 1-17 Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-9: Mount Leinster Rangers caused a sensational upset in accounting for Dublin giants Ballyboden and(...)

Dublin and Cork teams shake hands before the game. Photograph: Inpho.

That was as good and as exciting a game I’ve ever seen in this the best hurling championship of my lifetime. Didn’t think I’d say that about a Cork Du(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan celebrates scoring a goal for Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Future generations may look at the bare detail of Cork’s 12th championship win against Dublin in 15 meetings with its ultimately comfortable winning m(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan celebrates scoring his late goal against Dublin at Croke Park.  Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Cork 1-24 Dublin 1-19: A seemingly inseparable All-Ireland hurling semi-final and in the end the Dublin hurlers are finally stopped from reeling in(...)