Conor O’Sullivan has opted out of the Cork senior hurling panel. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Confirmation that Conor O’Sullivan has opted out of the Cork hurling panel has taken parts of the county by surprise given everything else appears (...)

Tipperary’s Patrick Maher battles with Shane O’Neill during their Allianz Hurling League Division One A match at Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Cork 4-21 Tipperary 2-28 Tipperary’s pre-match preparations may have been affected by their late arrival due to traffic congestion around Páirc Uí Rin(...)

Galway’s James Regan and Conor O’Sullivan of Cork during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Pearse Stadium, Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 0-20 Cork 2-17 Supporters of either of these counties looking for strong evidence of what might lie ahead for the year will have left Pe(...)

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(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
Previews

Saturday Waterford Crystal Cup (Munster SH) semi-finals Cork v Clare, Mallow, 1.0 – Cork make the customary raft of changes, resting Pau(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan is  the epitome of a young and fearless corner forward who is mad for ball and wants to take on his marker. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tomorrow is as good a time as any for Cork and Tipperary to export their long-running and legendary Munster rivalry to Croke Park. The teams are reaso(...)

Cork’s Paudie O’Sullivan celebrates his goal against Limerick last Sunday with Patrick Horgan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For a fortnight last January, Paudie O’Sullivan sat in St James’s Hospital in Dublin, each day bleeding into the next with no firm word on when it wou(...)

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 (...)

Aidan Walsh of Cork, seen here battling with Clare’s Pat Donnellan and John Conlon,  epitomised Cork’s superior resolve and desire in the  Munster SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With about 10 minutes left Aidan Walsh intervened to knock out a ball heading for Podge Collins for a 65. The incident typified the most obvious aspec(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh collects a high ball ahead of the Clare duo of  Pat Donnellan and John Conlon during the Munster SHC semi-final  at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18: Cork reversed the findings of last year’s All-Ireland final by defeating champions Clare on their first championship outing in t(...)