Dublin’s Liam Rushe. Dublin will target Waterford in the physical stakes. Rushe, Chris Crummy, Conal Keaney, Danny Sutcliffe and Mark Schutte are all big, powerful men. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford were having a superb year, arriving into a Munster final on a high, until all of a sudden they were beaten twice in three days. They (...)

Galway’s David Collins. His influence on his team’s defence extends far beyond his position. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The day of deliverance – or otherwise – arrives on Sunday for the last candidates in a hurling summer still trying to discover what it is about. Re(...)

Eoin Cadogan is named in midfield by Cork manager Brian Cuthbert for Saturday’s qualifier against Kildare. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has made some notable changes to his team for Saturday’s fourth-round qualifier against Kildare in Thurles – in p(...)

Waterford’s Noel Connors and Kevin Moran celebrates at the final whistle of the league final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Time moves differently in the hurling life. Noel Connors is still just 24 but as the Waterford players celebrated on a damp afternoon in Thurles on Su(...)

The Nire 1-11 Ballylanders 0-7 Though they had two players black-carded Waterford champions, The Nire, cruised to a comfortable win in the Munster clu(...)

 Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to concentrate on hurling in 2015.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Cork dual star Aidan Walsh has confirmed he is to withdraw from the Cork senior football panel and focus exclusively on playing for the county’s hur(...)

Ger Cunningham: former goalkeeper was a selector and then trainer for Cork in 2012 and 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ger Cunningham could be named the new Dublin hurling manager this week. The former Cork goalkeeper and trainer until last year, could go before the cl(...)

 Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring his side’s second goal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I can pinpoint the exact moment when my club Milltown were going to win the Galway senior football championship of 2009. We had had a brilliant(...)

Limerick hurler Donal O’Grady: say “home advantage can work the other way if you’re struggling to make an impact because the crowd can get on edge. Photograph: Inpho

Of course there are two Donal O’Grady’s. One felt the need to step away last April but the other is still serving his people until they need him no m(...)

 Cork’s Damien Cahalane during their disappointing display against Kerry in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Inpho

The Cork hurling management have moved to allay fears about the fitness of Damien Cahalane ahead of Sunday’s Munster final against champions Limerick(...)