Niall McMorrow: midfielder is  going  to see a specialist over his  hand tendon injury he picked up at training, but he has been ruled out for at least the next few weeks. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With an obvious sense of ill-timing Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham has confirmed the loss of two players ahead of their Leinster championshi(...)

Dublin’s Conal  Keaney got a goal and three points as they beat Laois in the Walsh Cup semi-final. Photography:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin, champions two years ago, are through to the Walsh Cup final thanks to the accuracy of corner forward David Treacy who contributed nine of h(...)

Dublin’s Eamonn Dillon with Brian Carey of DIT during the  Walsh Cup clash at Parnell Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 4-20 DIT 1-12 A couple of old reliables got the new Ger Cunningham era with Dublin off to a flying start.Liam Rushe and Eamonn Dillon swooped (...)

Tipperary’s  John O’Dwyer claims the sliotar ahead of Dublin players  Shane Durkin, Liam Rushe and Michael Carton during the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-16The continuation of inevitability. Despite some remarkable revivals and the supposed levelling of hurling’s playing field in(...)

 Paul Ryan (right, in action against Kilkenny) returns to the Dublin line-up and Tipperary will be wary of his ability if they infringe close to goal. Photograph: Inpho

It’s difficult to oppose Tipperary. In the familiar surroundings of their Thurles citadel, bolstered by the momentum of largely freewheeling, high -s(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly gets his shot away as Dublin’s  Stephen Hiney moves in during the Leinster SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9Reconstructed, slightly remodelled but the interior of these Kilkenny hurlers looks much the same. Defeat to Dublin, and Cork,(...)

 Cork’s Patrick Horgan: has been the standout player for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side and if he is curtailed or has an off day, they will struggle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/ Inpho

Points , whistleblowers, fallouts and consequences have dominated the news this week . As soon as whistleblower Brian Gavin signalled the end t(...)

Andy Moran of Mayo and Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin clash during last year’s All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. The two sides will meet at the same venue for Saturday evening’s NFL clash. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I The toss of a coin has denied Croke Park a double-header of games this Saturday evening, which might have helped offset th(...)

Tipp’s Michael Cahill is halted in his tracks by Dublin’s Conal Keaney during the league clash at Semple Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary 1-19 Dublin 0-19 The ball hopped around the ro(...)

DIT progressed to a Walsh Cup quarter-final against Kilkenny, with a hard-fought extra-time win against Westmeath at Cusack Park, Mullingar, yesterday(...)