Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy and Brian Hogan get to grips with Patrick Maher of Tipperary during the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I don’t think anyone can accuse me of exaggeration in suggesting this was one of the truly great games of hurling . . . possibly the best final EVE(...)

John O’Dwyer gestures to the referee for calling the Hawk-Eye into play after a late free for Tipperary during yesterday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 1-28 Kilkenny 3-22 The place went from tumult and as gripping a conclusion to an All-Ireland final as had been seen to the sense of silen(...)

Patrick Maher scores  Tipperary’s goal during  the  All-Ireland SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-22 Tipperary 1-28When the heart-rate returns to something approaching normality, when the adrenaline fades and we all slide back to our wor(...)

Tipperary’s  John O’Dwyer claims the sliotar ahead of Dublin players  Shane Durkin, Liam Rushe and Michael Carton during the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-16The continuation of inevitability. Despite some remarkable revivals and the supposed levelling of hurling’s playing field in(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly celebrates a score agains Wexford last Saturday. The reigning Hurler of the Year is included  in a strong home U-21  team  against Tipperary in Ennis. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It may or may not be ideal timing but Clare get the chance to move on from the surrendering of their All-Ireland senior title this evening when their (...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates on of his two goals in the All-Ireland SHC Round two Qualifiers at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Not for the first time, Tipperary’s desire to gauge where they are is complicated by sticky issue of who they are. Still hurling’s little girl with th(...)

Tipp’s Michael Cahill is halted in his tracks by Dublin’s Conal Keaney during the league clash at Semple Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary 1-19 Dublin 0-19 The ball hopped around the ro(...)

Clare’s John Conlan with Colin Fennelly and Jonjoe Farrell of Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Colin Fennelly turned in a man-of-the-match performance – in a game he described as both “crazy” and “explosive” – as Kilkenny finally outgunned Ti(...)

Tempers flare during yesterday’s Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final between University of Limerick and Limerick IT at the UL grounds. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK 1-13 LIMERICK 1T 2-16 Davy Fitzge(...)

University of Limerick 1-11 Waterford 0-10Brian Lohan’s University of Limerick eliminated Waterford from the Waterford Crystal Cup for the second succ(...)