Clare players go through a warm up drill before the game against Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork v Clare in Pairc Ui Rinn, a quick rasher sandwich, then off to Dunedin for Sri Lanka v Afghanistan. Where would you be going? And if it wasn’t fo(...)

Cork’s Daniel Kearney tries to get clear of the challenge of Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at Páirc Uí Rinn in Cork. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Cork 2-17 Kilkenny 1-22 For years we’ve nodded sagely at the idea of Kilkenny’s pre-eminence being based on deathless competition for places and yet s(...)

Cork goalkeeper and captain Anthony Nash and Brendan Maher, the Tipperary captain, pose with the Allianz Hurling League trophy at St Anne’s Park, Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Cork captain Anthony Nash has expressed disappointment that the recent penalty trial in hurling won’t extend into the league. The twice decorated All (...)

Glen Rovers’ Patrick Horgan: will take some watching by Sarsfields in the Cork county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  Photograph: Inpho.

Saturday Kerry SHC Final Replay – Lixnaw v Kilmoyley, Austin Stack Park, 4.0 - The drawn encounter was overshadowed by the attack on Paul Galvin by a (...)

 Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring his side’s second goal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I can pinpoint the exact moment when my club Milltown were going to win the Galway senior football championship of 2009. We had had a brilliant(...)

 Tipperary’s Lar Corbett (left) reaches for the ball as  Lorcán McLoughlin of Cork tries to challenge. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This was an outstanding win for Tipperary. They dominated a hugely disappointing Cork and no one could have envisaged them having this match won as ea(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan in action. Photograph: Inpho

The day after Cork played Tipp in Semple Stadium in 2011, the papers were full of hosannas to the Tipperary forwards. Every one of them had scored fro(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling celebrates one of his two goals against Wexford in the quarter-final at Thurles. He will pose a major threat to Kilkenny’s defence on Sunday. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tomorrow will be Kilkenny’s 14th All-Ireland hurling semi-final in the 15 years of Brian Cody’s management. Of those 14, the county has lost just two(...)

Séamus Harnedy celebrates scoring his side’s crucial opening goal against Limerick during the Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

One last dance by the Lee, then, and if it wasn’t quite the hoedown the old place wanted the locals will take it all the same. Two sides chugging alon(...)

Cork’s Séamus Harnedy celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal against Limerick during the Munster SHC Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 2-24 Limerick 0-24Cork gave Páirc Uí Chaoimh a big send-off this afternoon in a memorable Munster hurling final when their forwards finally got (...)