Paul O’Donohoe with his magnificent bass of 62cm caught on a ragworm and fresh mackerel cocktail in north Co Dublin

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Galway’s Heather Cooney (left) and Therese Maher celebrate. Maher had lost in five previous finals before yesterday’s triumph. Photograph: Inpho

It was no classic. It started slowly and got progressively slower, with no point from play in either the first 15 minutes or the last 20. It was roug(...)

Galway’s Heather Cooney and Therese Maher after defeating Wexford in the semi-final last month. Maher has played in five finals and still hasn’t won one. Photograph: Inpho

Someone’s famine is going to end tomorrow, it’s just a matter of whose. Both counties have had their days in the past but it’s 17 years since Galway’s(...)