Paul Purcell: fast becoming what prestigious magazine ‘Fact’ is calling a dance music tastemaker.

There’s an interesting musical shift taking place in Co Westmeath. It’s got nothing to do with One Direction’s Niall Moran and the way he might wave a(...)

 Limerick’s Tom Condon and Richie McCarthy tackle Cork’s Luke O’Farrell during the Munster final at the Gaelic Grounds.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Fundamentally this is an age-old rivalry that is never easily predicted. These are two neighbouring counties with a lot of cross-border connections. M(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling and Declan Hannon lift the Dr Harty Cup for Ard Scoil Ris in 2011. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

In the countdown to another seemingly inseparable All-Ireland hurling semi-final – this time between Limerick and Clare – Niall Moran has found himsel(...)

Referee James McGrath sends off Cork’s  Patrick Horgan during the Munster SHC Final against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick 0-24 Cork 0-15: The long wait for Limerick is over after the Shannonsiders were crowned Munster senior hurling champions at the Gaelic Ground(...)

Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly feels the full force of a challenge from Limerick’s Tom Condon  during the Munster semi-final  at the Gaelic Grounds Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The novelty, in recent times anyway, of Cork meeting Limerick in a Munster final has so many variables but mainly the fact neither county has won it f(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher tangles with  Donal O’Grady and Stephen Walsh of Limerick during last weekend’s Munster semi-final clash at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

After all the anxiety about competitiveness attending the start of the football championship, who could have expected the hurling championship – compa(...)

Limerick’s Declan Hannon celebrates at the final whistle of his side’s Munster SHC semi-final win against Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The championship lives. Cancel the undertakers, pull the obit. Whatever assumptions we had of 2013 being funnelled down into one or two games at most (...)

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