Cork selector Ger Cunningham: “If you’re going to play the two, hurling and football, it’s where you want to be. In two Munster finals on successive Sundays, it’s what they play for.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aidan Walsh and Damien Cahalane are following in the footsteps of Teddy McCarthy and Denis Walsh.In 1987 McCarthy and Walsh were embroiled in four Mu(...)

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

The GAA is to take action to address the safety aspects of penalty and 20-metre free taking in hurling. After further controversy at the weekend, Crok(...)

Derek McGrath, left,  and selector Dan Shanahan keeping a close eye on the action during the drawn clash with Cork at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford manager Derek McGrath chooses his words carefully. Did he feel vindicated by the performance that nearly beat Cork and forced the GAA Munste(...)

Many years ago, September Road stood beside a home plate and prepared to receive a pitch from a semi-pro American pitcher.We were armed with a hurley (...)

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash has developed free taking for going for goal which some believe to be dangerous. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho

The GAA continues to risk serious injury by allowing the “Anthony Nash style” of free taking, according to former Cork goalkeeper and coach Ger Cun(...)

Ireland’s Ciarán Sheehan (left) and Christopher Yarran of Australia could cross paths again sooner than expected with the news that Cork forward Sheehan has signed on with Australian AFL side Carlton Blues. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

One of the first things Brian Cuthbert spoke about following his appointment last month as Cork football manager was the quality of young players comi(...)

 Donal O’Grady: looks set to return for a second stint with Limerick hurlers, this time with former Limerick captain TJ Ryan. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Limerick County Board are still tight-lipped about their new hurling management team for 2014 although it now appears that former county captain T(...)

Paul Devlin with Crossmaglen’s Garvan Carragher and Danny O’Callaghan at the drawn quarter-final. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Declan Roughan

Ulster Council secretary Danny Murphy has insisted the stewards at Páirc Esler were “in control” of the flashpoints in the stand during Sunday’s drawn(...)

Brian Murphy of Cork, the only player in tomorrow’s starting line-ups with experience of playing in an All-Ireland final. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Statistics are invaluable for ordering our thoughts about the past but in hurling, the most traditional of games, they can also become predictive as t(...)

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash at Páirc Uí Rinn.  “It’s a great honour to play for Cork.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last thing any player will admit before an All-Ireland final is a preference for the opposition. It’s just not part of the deal. And yet, when pre(...)