Clare strength and conditioning coach Joe O’Connor goes through a warm-up drill with the players prior to the senior championship semi-final at Semple Stadium, in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Impho

It’s 60 years ago since the GAA introduced a ban on collective training of inter-county teams. It felt the practice reeked of professionalism. The ban(...)

Limerick hurler Donal O’Grady: say “home advantage can work the other way if you’re struggling to make an impact because the crowd can get on edge. Photograph: Inpho

Of course there are two Donal O’Grady’s. One felt the need to step away last April but the other is still serving his people until they need him no m(...)

Conor Lehane clears Clare’s John Conlon out of the picture as Anthony Nash  makes his way up the field to take a penalty during last year’s drawn All-Ireland final.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paul Flynn, the former Waterford All Star and during his career one of the deadliest free takers in hurling, summed up the drama of an Anthony Nash pe(...)

Cork’s  Daniel Kearney and Shane O’Neill challenge Waterford’s  Brian O’Sullivan during the  Munster SHC quarter-final at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-21 Waterford 1-21The knock-out stages of the 2014 senior hurling championship picked up where 2013 left off as Cork and Waterford played out a (...)

Referee James McGrath sends off Cork’s  Patrick Horgan during the Munster SHC Final against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick 0-24 Cork 0-15: The long wait for Limerick is over after the Shannonsiders were crowned Munster senior hurling champions at the Gaelic Ground(...)