Tipperary’s  Seamus Hennessey, Noel McGrath and James Barry celebrate the All-Ireland U-21 hurling final victory over Galway in 2010. But Tipp’s great season  failed to lead on to the expected glory. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sunday completed an extraordinary turnaround in the fortunes of Tipperary and Galway hurling. It wasn’t a traumatic single event like the roof falling(...)

 Shane Moloney’s point at the death booked Galway a place in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 0-26 Tipperary 3-16 In the nick of time the GAA Hurling All-Ireland season ignited with just two matches to go. Galway, for so long spec(...)

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 (...)

Recently retired Tipp hero Eoin Kelly: was disappointed that Galway  fell into Kilkenny’s trap

Over to you, Tipperary. Recently retired Premier hero Eoin Kelly was in Croke Park this week with sponsor Etihad to promote a championship that reall(...)

Galway’s David Collins under pressure from Zane Keenan of Laois. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway 3-28 Laois 1-14 Galway are back in the Leinster final after trouncing Laois in a one-sided Leinster semi-final at O’Connor Park. Joe Canning sc(...)

Cyril Donnellan: will be aiming to cause problems for Laois at Tullamore. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Funny how people love a good underdog story without ever really respecting it. Laois have very obviously been a coming team for the past few season(...)

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(...)

A goal at the end of the game from Jonathan Glynn helped Galway overcome Carlow in the Walsh Cup semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Helped by goals from Pádraig Brehony and Jonathan Glynn Galway booked a place in the Walsh Cup final but they were given a decent challenge from a pl(...)

Kilkenny’s Water Walsh: will pose a big threat to Galway’s ambitions in the Leinster senior hurling semi-final at Tullamore. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

From the beginning of his still young hurling life, Walter Walsh has been the square peg around whom managers have decided to reshape round holes. Vi(...)

Michael Fennelly has been ruled out of the Kilkenny side for  Sunday’s Leinster SHC semi-final against Galway. Photograph:    James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny suffered a late setback before Sunday’s GAA Leinster hurling semi-final against Galway in Tullamore with the news that former Hurler of the Y(...)