Waterford’s Shane Fives clears from  Galway’s Joe Canning and Niall Healy. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 0-20 Galway 0-12 Any team that plays an overtly defensive game and still comfortably outscores their opposition must be doing something rig(...)

TJ Reid is one of four Ballyhale Shamrocks players to return to the Kilkenny side for Sunday’s Division 1A releagtion play-off with Clare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny have wheeled out the big guns for Sunday’s Division One A relegation play-off against Clare. As expected manager Brian Cody has given instant(...)

Dublin’s Shane Durkin challenges with Joe Cooney during his side’s win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho.

Dublin 0-26 Galway 2-14 The last time Dublin spent a spring in the top division and didn’t end it in a relegation play-off, they won the league. And t(...)

Galway’s  Joe Canning: his recent return strengthens the side  but the balance of motivation – for Dublin, a possible return to Nowlan Park for a relegation play-off – favours a Dublin win. Photograph: Inpho

Allianz Football League Division Two Galway v Laois, Tuam Stadium, 2.0 – Two teams going in different directions over the past couple of weeks: Laois’(...)

Galway’s James Regan and Conor O’Sullivan of Cork during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Pearse Stadium, Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 0-20 Cork 2-17 Supporters of either of these counties looking for strong evidence of what might lie ahead for the year will have left Pe(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his team will be looking for a first league win of the season when they host Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Today Division 1A Clare v Dublin (Cusack Park, 3pm) nWell, it’s not as if there is any other sporting fixture of interest on at this time.(...)

  Colm O’Driscoll tackles Kerry’s Anthony Maher during his side’s 11-point win over their rivals. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Cork and Kerry through the looking glass: what did the result mean? But what did it really mean? To those of uncomplicated disposition Cork handed th(...)

Galway and Kilkenny players battle for possession during the Allianz Division 1A Hurling League match  at Pearse Stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 0-20 Kilkenny 0-18The prodigal from Portumna returned to settle nerves and a league win for Galway against the All-Ireland champions on a turbu(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning in action against Kilkenny’s Conor Fogarty and TJ Reid last summer. He will miss out on the clash  at Pearse Stadium due to injury. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Today Division 1 A Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 5 pm – Ger Cunningham’s opening chapter as Dublin manager could not be more assured. Crisp, accurat(...)

Cork goalkeeper and captain Anthony Nash and Brendan Maher, the Tipperary captain, pose with the Allianz Hurling League trophy at St Anne’s Park, Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Cork captain Anthony Nash has expressed disappointment that the recent penalty trial in hurling won’t extend into the league. The twice decorated All (...)