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 Stephen White and Conor Lehane celebrate the final whistle of the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final againsty Kilkenny.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They strolled out of the tunnel in ones and twos to watch Clare beat Galway. Compact men, so notably conditioned, their faces unfamiliar to the genera(...)

Cork’s William Egan tackles Colin Fennelly of Kilkenny at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

CORK 0-19 KILKENNY 0-14: In the most fantastic, unpredictable hurling championship perhaps ever, Kilkenny are no more. With shades of 1999, yet even m(...)

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin is sent off by referee Barry Kelly during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork 0-19 Kilkenny 0-14: In the most fantastic, unpredictable hurling championship perhaps ever, Kilkenny are no more. Of course it was Cork, a new C(...)

Hurling in Tipperary will go into hibernation if they lose here. The seniors’ season is already over and, while the intermediates are back at Semple t(...)

Clare’s Pádraic Collins reacts after missing one of his side’s  goal scoring chance against Cork. The misses cost them the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Unfortunately, I haven’t mastered the art of bi-location. So, whilst Cork were yesterday emphatically defeating Clare before my eyes in the Gaelic Gro(...)

Clare’s Cian Dillon and Patrick Horgan tussle for possession with Cian McCarthy of Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Old hierarchies prevailed at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, as Clare’s promise withered away in the face of familiar oppressors, as Cork – not exactly (...)

Clare’s Nicky O’Connell challenges William Egan of Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clare 0-15 Cork 0-23: Jimmy-Barry Murphy’s Cork have beaten Clare by eight points in this afternoon’s Munster semi-final. The Rebels will face Limeric(...)