Dublin captain Liam Rushe lifts the Walsh Cup after the victory over Wexford at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-22 Wexford 1-12 Championship first blood was claimed by Dublin at Croke Park as the Sky Blues cruised to a seventh Bord na Mona Walsh Cup hu(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his changes in the panel and backroom personnel  has raised optimism in the county. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY McKenna Cup final Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 – Tyrone have been the driving force in this competition since it was resumed in(...)

Offaly enjoyed a rare win over Kikenny on Sunday in the Walsh Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Offaly 3-9 Kilkenny 1-9 Two goals in the closing five minutes from substitute James Gorman gave Offaly a deserved win over Kilkenny as they set up a (...)

Conal Keaney holds possession during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final against Waterford at Semple Stadium in July. That may turn out to be his last championship appearance for the county. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Conal Keaney is considering retirement from intercounty hurling. Speaking a day after he won a first Leinster club medal with Ballyboden St Enda’s fo(...)

Darragh O’Connell of Cuala and Jack Langton of Clara at the Leinster Club semi-final at Parnell Park earlier this month. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

How does a hurler from north Kerry find his way to a south Dublin club on the verge of winning a Leinster title? That’s not a joke question, althou(...)

Dublin hurler Mark Schutte and Galway’s Dave Collins at a press conference announcing the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival Announcement, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox

It may not offer much consolation for the way their seasons ended but the Dublin and Galway hurlers are headed for Boston’s Fenway Park at the end of(...)

Wexford manager JJ Doyle: “What we need to do now is to get over the line,” he says. “None of these guys ever won anything other than at under-21. Photograph: Sportsfile

It may never happen again. JJ Doyle takes a philosophical stance about Wexford hurling’s future. Saturday’s All-Ireland Under-21 final against Limeri(...)

Galways supporting cast has made star man Joe Canning even more of a threat. Photograph: Inpho

Galway’s tactical evolution in Anthony Cunningham’s fourth year as manager seems down to their marquee forward before the arrival of Joe Canni(...)

Ger Cunningham: “We had to get to know the players and the players had to get to know us. It’s been a learning experience.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

JACKIE CAHILL Dublin senior hurling team manager Ger Cunningham believes that the Sky Blues were “competitive and consistent” in 2015, and is already(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson scores a side line puck against Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

More than anything Waterford are taking confidence from the manner of victory over Dublin in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final. In the 10 minutes af(...)