David Cunningham of Glen Rovers attempts to gather possession in yesterday’s AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final against Ballgunner in  Walsh Park, Waterford. Photograph:  Ken Sutton/Inpho

To the bafflement of even their supporters in a meagre if symmetrical crowd of 1,414 at rain-lashed Walsh Park, Waterford champions Ballygunner mounte(...)

With a shared love of the Irish language, Ailis, a teacher in O’Carolan College, Nobber, Co Meath, and Stiofán, from Cootehill, Co Cavan, met in Au(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe. Dublin will target Waterford in the physical stakes. Rushe, Chris Crummy, Conal Keaney, Danny Sutcliffe and Mark Schutte are all big, powerful men. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford were having a superb year, arriving into a Munster final on a high, until all of a sudden they were beaten twice in three days. They (...)

Galway’s David Collins. His influence on his team’s defence extends far beyond his position. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The day of deliverance – or otherwise – arrives on Sunday for the last candidates in a hurling summer still trying to discover what it is about. Re(...)

Galway talisman Joe Canning now has a number of potentially dangerous forwards at his side. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Have the wheels fallen off the Waterford juggernaut ? On the most up to date evidence it certainly seems that they are more than a little loose. Jugg(...)

Anthony Cunningham’s Galway produced a loose performance as they lost to Brian Cody’s Kilkenny at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Loose Galway lack shock and awe Galway hurlers have done better than most against Kilkenny in the Brian Cody era (three wins, equalled only by Cork) b(...)

Conor Lehane scored Cork’s opener in their Round 1 qualifier win over Wexford. Photograph: Inpho

Wexford 0-20 Cork 2-22 “Was it that long?” asks Jimmy Barry-Murphy, with his gentlemanly smile, when informed Cork went 20 minutes of the second half (...)

Maurice Shanahan celebrates after scoring a goal for Waterford in the Munster SHC semi-final against Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-21   The evidence of Waterford’s arrival as a potent force in senior hurling hardened in Thurles, as Derek McGr(...)

Pauric Mahony: Waterford will have to do without one of the game’s top free-takers when they take on Cork in the Munster senior hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the news filtered out of Pauric Mahony’s atrocious injury a few weeks back, it changed tomorrow’s terms of engagement at a stroke. For all that w(...)

Kilkenny hurling legend Henry Shefflin never experienced sledging on a hurling field in the course of a glittering career. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In a game played with sticks it’s less likely that names will ever hurt you, although in his 16 years of intercounty hurling, Henry Shefflin was never(...)