Richie Hogan of Kilkenny scores his side’s first goal during the All-Ireland Hurling semi-final against Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-13 Limerick 0-17They may have missed the big day in 2013, but Kilkenny showed their championship credentials haven’t diminished.The Cats ro(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates his side’s  goal as Limerick manager John Allen looks on during the All-Ireland Senior  Hurling Championship semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 1-22 Limerick 0-18: So Davy Fitzgerald continues to turn back the clock on Clare hurling, guiding them to the All-Ireland Final for the first ti(...)

Limerick warm up ahead of their Munster semi-final senior hurling championship game against Cork in Pairc Uí Chaoimh in June 2010. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

They are the team of asterisks, the exceptions to the rule. The panel that lined out for Limerick in the 2010 championship were hurlers but they weren(...)