Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A testing Sunday, that. From Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin to Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin and back again, and as ever you end up addled, half hear(...)

´While Brian Cody  has given Henry Shefflin ‘no chance’ of facing  Tipperary on Saturday, former Cats great Eddie O’Connor believes even a ‘half-fit’ Shefflin would swing the match in the champions’ favour. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Brian Cody was adamant in the immediate aftermath of Kilkenny’s defeat to Dublin last Saturday night Henry Shefflin, Michael Fennelly and Paul Murphy (...)