Liam Rushe can’t keep fighting fires for Dublin all over the park. Photo: Cathal Noone/Inpho

Malachy Clerkin: Dublin’s hurlers look in disarray Worse almost than the fact that the replay against Galway was gone from their grasp inside the ope(...)

Dublin’s Conal Keaney tackles Joe Canning. Galway will be looking for more from the gifted Portumna star in the replay at Tullamore. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Digging out reasons for one or other of these teams to prevail in the replay is a tricky business. Galway got nothing out of Joe Canning last Sunda(...)

Jason Flynn and Joe Canning of Galway chase a loose ball ahead of Dublin’s Cian O’Callaghan, goalkeeper Alan Nolan and Peter Kelly during the Leinster hurling quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan.

Rarely have two teams appeared more driven by the fear of losing than the desire of winning. It certainly felt that way in the end, as Dublin and Galw(...)

Joseph Cooney  fires home Galway’s goal  despite the efforts of Dublin’s Peter Kelly during the Leinster SHC quarter-final  at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might have been just the last weekend in May but there was a palpable anxiety in the display of both teams in this GAA Leinster hurling quarter-fi(...)

 Mark Schutte  has been a revelation so far, Dublin’s key man, consistently outstanding from the off. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Previous form for both counties can be largely discarded because true form can only come out of this game. Victory at Croke Park will kick-start eithe(...)

Dublin senior hurling manager Ger Cunningham has shaken up his line-up since his appointment. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Leinster SHC quarter-final Dublin v Galway Croke Park, Sunday, 2.0 RTÉ 2 Two teams with competing fault-lines measure up very early in the seas(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe in action against Iarlaith Tannian of Galway in a National League match in March. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If there is any exception to that cliché of players being delighted just to get any numbered jersey on their back then it could be Liam Rushe. It’s (...)

Rob O’Shea has been the league’s main discovery for Cork during the  Allianz Hurling League. Photograph: Inpho

Electric and all as Cork’s Saturday night demolition of Dublin was six weeks ago, it was hard to shift the feeling that a team who can score 0-21 by h(...)

Ryan O’Dwyer of Dublin with James Ryan of Limerick. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-25 Limerick 0-16Mark Schutte led the line superbly again for Dublin with 1-5 as the 2011 champions secured an Allianz hurling league semi-fin(...)

 Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald during the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare 2-22 Dublin 2-20 Wow, did Clare hurling need this. Not just to breathe some life into their dangerously flat-lined Allianz League campaig(...)