LIT manager Davy Fitzgerald talks to his team - they host this year’s tournament. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This year’s Fitzgibbon Cup has been overshadowed by off-field sideshows but finals weekend may yet refocus the attention back to the actual hurling.(...)

Members of the press and supporters watch the Tipperary Senior Football Championship final between Cahir and Loughmore Castleiney in Cashel. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Loughmore-Castleiney 2-7 Cahir 1-10 There’ll be no second helpings of turkey or ham for the senior footballers of Loughmore-Castleiney and Cahi(...)

 Paul Ryan (right, in action against Kilkenny) returns to the Dublin line-up and Tipperary will be wary of his ability if they infringe close to goal. Photograph: Inpho

It’s difficult to oppose Tipperary. In the familiar surroundings of their Thurles citadel, bolstered by the momentum of largely freewheeling, high -s(...)

Tipperary’s Dan McCormack and Clare’s David Reidy during their Munster hurling under-21 semi-final at Cusack Park, Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Inpho

Clare 5-19Tipperary 1-25After-extra-time Four days on from the shock championship exit by their seniors, the Clare under-21 hurlers came out the right(...)

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 (...)

Dr Crokes’ Colm Cooper confronts  Michael Webster of Loughmore-Castleiney during the Munster club football semi-final in Killarney. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dr Crokes 3-16 Loughmore-Castleiney 1-5The margin of victory masks the story of this fractious and at times ill-tempered semi-final at Lewis Rd, Killa(...)

Na Piarsaigh’s David Dempsey celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game against Loughmore-Castleiney. Photograph: Inpho

Na Piarsaigh 3-17 Loughmore Castleiney 2-18After the final whistle, the Loughmore-Castleiney supporters came out of the stand and gathered on the pitc(...)

Liam McGrath: scored eight points in Tipperary’s win in Thurles last night.

Tipperary booked their place in a second Munster U21 football championship final in four seasons by comfortably disposing of Clare’s challenge (...)