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(...)

Shane Moloney of Galway scores the winning point in injury time. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Oh hurling, how could we doubt you? We worthless curs, we ignorant daws. We’ve spent the summer grumbling at the lack of a decent game and instead of (...)

 Shane Moloney’s point at the death booked Galway a place in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 0-26 Tipperary 3-16 In the nick of time the GAA Hurling All-Ireland season ignited with just two matches to go. Galway, for so long spec(...)

Galways supporting cast has made star man Joe Canning even more of a threat. Photograph: Inpho

Galway’s tactical evolution in Anthony Cunningham’s fourth year as manager seems down to their marquee forward before the arrival of Joe Canni(...)

Kieran Bergin battles past Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin in last year’s replayed All-Ireland final. Photograph: Alan Betson

Kieran Bergin is adopting a light-hearted view on the injury sustained by fellow Tipperary defender Pádraic Maher, at least for now. Maher injured hi(...)

Colin Dunford stays one step ahead of James Woodlock during  Waterford’s league semi-final win over Tipperary at Nowland Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford have been in many ways the team of the year so far and I was mightily impressed by them in the semi-final when they should have beaten Co(...)

Recently retired Tipp hero Eoin Kelly: was disappointed that Galway  fell into Kilkenny’s trap

Over to you, Tipperary. Recently retired Premier hero Eoin Kelly was in Croke Park this week with sponsor Etihad to promote a championship that reall(...)

Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath with (from left) Oran, Ciara and Shona Murray from Letterkenny at the launch of a new charity partnership between the GPA and Childhood Cancer Foundation. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile.

Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath is making a strong recovery from testicular cancer surgery, according to Gaelic Players Association boss Dessie Farrell.(...)