Clare and Waterford take to the field again in the Allianz Hurling League Division One final at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

Tactics – defined in the dictionary as “an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end – is the subject of my maiden Irish Times jo(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Darragh Ó Connell of Dublin in action during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match  Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Allianz Hurling League Division One quarter-final Dublin v Limerick, Parnell Park, 7.0 – A re-run of last year’s quarter-final won easily (...)

Joe Canning of Galway takes on Barry Heffernan. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Galway 2-19 Tipperary 1-22 Galway need a win away to Waterford to avoid a relegation play-off against Cork thanks to a late equaliser from John O’Dwy(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Robert Lennon is one of four changes Kilkenny have made for the Allianz Hurling game against Tipperary at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny have made four changes to the team that lost the county’s opening match of the Allianz Hurling League to Waterford for Sunday’s game against (...)

Tipperary’s Conor Kenny and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell Photograph: Inpho/Ken Sutton

Tipperary 1-23 Dublin 0-12 Winter hurling at Semple but Tipperary would warm you to your fingertips in the right mood. They weren’t quite at it all n(...)

Daire Quinn will make his senior debut for Tipperary in the Allianz Hurling League opener against Dublin at Semple Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Michael Ryan’s first Tipperary team as manager features two players making their debut in Saturday’s opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling League. Th(...)

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham. Nobody has come closer to bringing the Liam MacCarthy Cup back to the county for the first time since the late 1980s. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As if to confirm that Galway hurling is predictable only in its startling unpredictability, up pop Craughwell chasing a first county title since De(...)

Tipperary senior player  Brendan Maher:  helped  Borris-Illeigh to claim the Kilmacud senior sevens honours for the sixth time. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s Borris-Illeigh claimed both All-Ireland senior-junior sevens hurling titles in Dublin on Saturday. Boosted by excellent displays from the (...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion celebrates after the final whistle. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I remember Anthony Cunningham’s words to me on the Wednesday after the Leinster final. He was happy with that performance and was confident Galway wou(...)