Lar Corbett: his movement will prove a real threat to Kilkenny’s defence again. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

This is still as evenly balanced as ever but the last three weeks must have been easier for Tipperary. They’ve fewer players with a back pocket full o(...)

“Midfield is  another area of big improvement for Cork this year,” says Nicky English. “They were comprehensively outplayed by Clare at midfield in last year’s All-Ireland final so they went away and produced Aidan Walsh (right)”. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Last week’s semi-final was hard enough to predict, depending on where you came down on the balance between the dynamism and enthusiasm of Limerick and(...)

Dublin’s Paul Ryan scores a goal against Galway during yesterday’s Leinster senior hurling final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This was a fantastic achievement by Dublin and also genuinely exciting for hurling. I’m fully convinced they’re now serious contenders such has been t(...)

Kilkenny’s Aidan Fogarty holds off Shane McGrath of Tipperary during the NHL final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The hurling championship is supposed to be a slow burn but the qualifiers have finally delivered a momentous collision the HDC originally planned for.(...)