Conal Keaney celebrates his goal during Dublin’s comfortable Round 1 qualifier win over Laois. Photograph: Inpho

Laois 0-19 Dublin 4-17 We’ll keep what happened on the field brief. It’s what was said by Séamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett on the same grass afterwards that(...)

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 manager Ger Cunningham saw his side lose out on two scorable frees due to new advantage rule in their one-point Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Cork.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin manager Ger Cunningham was in an awkward position. His team had sustained an agonising, one-point defeat at the end of a match they appeared t(...)

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(...)

Dublin hurler Mark Schutte in his Cuala club colours.

Mark Schutte is pretty sure he inherited his hurling talent from his Kilkenny genes and not from the German side of the family.Either way, the Dublin (...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Shane Durkin challenges with Joe Cooney during his side’s win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho.

Dublin 0-26 Galway 2-14 The last time Dublin spent a spring in the top division and didn’t end it in a relegation play-off, they won the league. And t(...)