Waterford’s Barry Coughlan catches a high ball against Cork in the Munster semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the championship draws were made last autumn the Munster pairings, for me, seemed to suggest a Cork-Tipperary final. Cork, I thought, would sure(...)

 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(...)

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash scores his side’s third goal during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 quarter-final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League round-up: Tipperary, Clare, Kilkenny and Galway all uphel(...)

Tipperary’s Brian Stapleton and Tomás Hamill tussle with Cork’s  Rob O’Shea and Jamie Coughlan at Semple Stadium, Thurles, last night. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 5-19 Cork 2-13: Ken Hogan’s Tipperary cruised into the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 hurling championship final with a comprehensive 15-point(...)

Hurling in Tipperary will go into hibernation if they lose here. The seniors’ season is already over and, while the intermediates are back at Semple t(...)