Clare players go through a warm up drill before the game against Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork v Clare in Pairc Ui Rinn, a quick rasher sandwich, then off to Dunedin for Sri Lanka v Afghanistan. Where would you be going? And if it wasn’t fo(...)

Mark Shutte strikes to scores a point for Dublin despite the best efforts of Kilkenny’s Tomas Keogh, Lester Ryan and Cillian Buckley during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan.

By the end of a haywire afternoon in Kilkenny, Dublin hurlers were in the happy position of topping the Allianz Hurling League, as the only county wi(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe, Chris Chrummy and Colm Cronin battle for possession against Matthew Ruth and Brian Kennedy of Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

DUBLIN 0-25 KILKENNY 3-11 What might be described as a lively afternoon at Nowlan Park ended with Dublin, who had led at one stage by 14 points, hangi(...)

Dublin’s Conal Keaney and Kilkenny’s Matthew Ruth in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-25 Kilkenny 3-11What might be described as a lively afternoon at Nowlan Park ended with Dublin, who had led at one stage by 14 points, hangin(...)

Liam Rushe is back playing in the full-forward position for the Dublin hurlers. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Liam Rushe thought that after six years his days of positional experimentation were over, having played everywhere from corner-forward back to midfiel(...)

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(...)

The Gray brothers, Richie and Jonny, singing ‘Flower of Scotland’ before the match against Wales. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

There was no getting away from it all week, and as Mary O’Rourke put it on the Saturday Night Show, somewhat questioning the fuss about that new movin(...)

Galway’s Dean Higgins is tackled by Ryan O’Dwyer of Dublin during the Walsh Cup final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Galway 1-22 Dublin 1-20   Anthony Cunningham wants Galway’s second Walsh Cup title to act as a springboard to a successful season,(...)

New Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Some people have been tempted to describe Tommy Dunne as the first backroom casualty of the new season, although there is nothing contentious about h(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
Previews

Saturday Waterford Crystal Cup (Munster SH) semi-finals Cork v Clare, Mallow, 1.0 – Cork make the customary raft of changes, resting Pau(...)