Pauric Mahony at the launch of the GPA’s new ‘Fair Play Campaign’  at Tailor’s Hall, Back Lane, Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Pauric Mahony starts describing the dangling leg bone, the makeshift splint, the gasps of despair and the profound misery in such gruesome detail th(...)

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(...)

Waterford’s Philip Mahony, battling here with Tipperary’s Brendan Maher, says Cork will be determined to exact revenge for their league final loss. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If anyone felt the cruelly ill-timed impact of it all as much as Pauric Mahony did, then it was his brother. The sibling instinct, the close witnessin(...)

Pauric Mahony (left) scored 1-90 during Waterford’s successful league campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Were hurling All Stars being handed out on the basis of the recent league, there’s little doubt that Pauric Mahony would have been one of those honou(...)

Waterford’s Michael Walsh and Cormac Murphy of Cork in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division One Final at Semple Stadium. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford, as the county freely accept, hasn’t so gilded a history that they will take lightly any silverware let alone national titles but even by th(...)

 Waterford’s Pauric Mahony and Cork’s Lorcán McLoughlin at Croke Park on Monday in advance of the Allianz Hurling League Division One  final. Photograph: Sportsfile

Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final is already a novelty. Aside from the absence of Kilkenny, who have contested eight of the last 10 finals, the Co(...)

WIT’s Pauric Mahony shortens the grip to avoid a hook from CIT’s Aidan Walsh. Photo: Inpho/James Crombie

Waterford IT 1-20CIT 0-19(after extra-time)Colm Bonnar and Waterford IT have the scent of more Fitzgibbon Cup glory in their nostrils. Bonnar was capt(...)

LIT manager Davy Fitzgerald talks to his team - they host this year’s tournament. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This year’s Fitzgibbon Cup has been overshadowed by off-field sideshows but finals weekend may yet refocus the attention back to the actual hurling.(...)

Waterford’s Pauric Mahony finished with 1-14 in Saturday night’s Allianz League win over Laois. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 3-21 Laois 0-12Waterford took top spot in Division 1B of the National Hurling League thanks to a commanding second half display at a chilly (...)

 Pauric Mahony scored 12 points in Waterford’s in the Allianz League Division 1B clash with Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Limerick 2-16 Waterford 0-22Substitute Paudie Prendergast struck a magnificent last-second point to earn Waterford a draw against Limerick in a Valent(...)