Tipperary’s Lar Corbett (left) reaches for the ball as  Lorcán McLoughlin of Cork tries to challenge. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This was an outstanding win for Tipperary. They dominated a hugely disappointing Cork and no one could have envisaged them having this match won as ea(...)

“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 Alan Cadogan is  the epitome of a young and fearless corner forward who is mad for ball and wants to take on his marker. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tomorrow is as good a time as any for Cork and Tipperary to export their long-running and legendary Munster rivalry to Croke Park. The teams are reaso(...)

Patrick Maher: will give Cork’s Marc Ellis a real test. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I was working with TG4 in Semple Stadium on the last Sunday in March this year. Cork and Tipperary were in opposition in the league quarter-final. As (...)

Cork captain Patrick Cronin: picked up the injury – a hairline fracture of the fibula – in training unknown to himself before the Munster final. Photograph: James Crombie/ Inpho

SEÁN MORAN Cork captain Patrick Cronin has recovered from injury to take his place in Sunday’s GAA All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Tipperary, (...)

Cork manager Jimmy Barry Murphy greets  Limerick boss   TJ Ryan after the game. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In the fuss we made over Clare’s All-Ireland, the team on the receiving end got forgotten. A group of players that had to go home and lick their woun(...)

Limerick’s Séamus Hickey in action against Cork during last year’s Munster final at the Gaelic Grounds. “I was just absolutely thrilled to get a jersey the last day. It’s a very difficult thing to do in the group of players we have at the moment, to actually have a 1 to 15.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Séamus Hickey hadn’t yet rounded the corner towards his 19th birthday the day Limerick decided to make a man of him. It was May 2006 and they were in (...)

 Cork’s Damien Cahalane during their disappointing display against Kerry in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Inpho

The Cork hurling management have moved to allay fears about the fitness of Damien Cahalane ahead of Sunday’s Munster final against champions Limerick(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh rises high to catch a ball despite the challenge of Clare’s Pat Donnellan and John Conlon at Semple Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18Last year’s memorable All-Ireland final and replay were characterised by an outgunned Cork somehow staying in touch with superior (...)

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(...)