Brian Murphy: will add his considerable experience to Cork’s defence. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork hurling has received the perfect boost at the perfect time with the news that defender Brian Murphy has rejoined the panel ahead of their Munster(...)

 Waterford’s Pauric Mahony and Cork’s Lorcán McLoughlin at Croke Park on Monday in advance of the Allianz Hurling League Division One  final. Photograph: Sportsfile

Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final is already a novelty. Aside from the absence of Kilkenny, who have contested eight of the last 10 finals, the Co(...)

Luke O’Farrell will line out at full forward for Cork against Clare at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Cork make three changes to the team that lost to All-Ireland champions Kilkenny for tomorrow evening’s visit of Clare to Páirc Uí Rinn. Both counties(...)

Cork’s Daniel Kearney tries to get clear of the challenge of Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at Páirc Uí Rinn in Cork. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Cork 2-17 Kilkenny 1-22 For years we’ve nodded sagely at the idea of Kilkenny’s pre-eminence being based on deathless competition for places and yet s(...)

Clare’s Pat Donnellan and John Conlon struggle for possession with Aidan Walsh of Cork in the Munster GAA championship semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

Cork dual player Aidan Walsh has announced that he will not continue to play football and hurling at intercounty level. The All-Ireland football medal(...)

“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(...)

Cork’s Séamus Harnedy celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal against Limerick during the Munster SHC Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 2-24 Limerick 0-24Cork gave Páirc Uí Chaoimh a big send-off this afternoon in a memorable Munster hurling final when their forwards finally got (...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly: Cork will surely deputise a man-marker to track the outstanding 2013 Hurler of the Year. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There wasn’t a whole lot between these teams last year but Clare proved themselves better in the end although in the All-Ireland finals I’d a sneaky f(...)

Waterford goalkeeper  Stephen O’Keeffe blocks Anthony Nash’s penalty during the Munster SHC quarter-final replay at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 0-28 Waterford 0-14: Cork are through to a Munster senior hurling championship semi-final meeting with Clare next Sunday after they demolished Wa(...)

Clare’s Darach Honan holds off Stephen McDonnell of Cork during the Munster SHC semi-final, a game where the Clare forward threatened to rule the roost. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The same old clichés keep recurring: hurling-wise, it’s been a fantastic championship, reminiscent of 1995, and weather-wise it hasn’t been too bad ei(...)