Séamus Hickey: “For us, there was pressure on to try and get promoted but when you finish the league it’s easy to leave it behind you. I’m not sure that’s the same if you’re after being relegated.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Talk about Hotel California. Limerick come to Croke Park tonight for a league quarter-final against Dublin knowing that yet again in 2016 they won’t (...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his team will be looking for a first league win of the season when they host Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Today Division 1A Clare v Dublin (Cusack Park, 3pm) nWell, it’s not as if there is any other sporting fixture of interest on at this time.(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning in action against Kilkenny’s Conor Fogarty and TJ Reid last summer. He will miss out on the clash  at Pearse Stadium due to injury. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Today Division 1 A Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 5 pm – Ger Cunningham’s opening chapter as Dublin manager could not be more assured. Crisp, accurat(...)

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

Limerick’s Séamus Hickey: “We were wondering where we could get the impetus to drive this programme forward . . . . I’m really chuffed for Limerick hurling.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Limerick All Star Séamus Hickey is happy to have a home-grown manager remain in charge of the county’s senior hurling team although he welcomes Anth(...)

Kilmallock captain Graeme Mulcahy is gunning for Cratloe. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Such is the Clare backdrop to Sunday’s Munster club hurling final that Kilmallock may need some reminding of where exactly they’re coming from.They’re(...)

Kilkenny’s JJ Delaney battles with Limerick’s Shane Dowling in the difficult conditions at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

We’ll wring more years out of this Kilkenny side yet. For the 13th season of Brian Cody’s 16 in charge, they will see out the summer in Croke Park in (...)

Limerick’s Tom Condon shows Paul Morris and Lee Chin of Wexford a clean pair of heels in yesterday’s quarter-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick 4-26 Wexford 1-11 There are limits to super-heroics. Not for the first time, the unexpected happened when these county colours mingled and W(...)

It’s thumbs up for Limerick and their manager TJ Ryan at  Semple Stadium, Thurles, yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With few brass notes to their name all summer, it fell to Limerick to take their place among hurling’s big three after they crushed Wexford in the sun(...)

Wexford’s manager Liam Dunne can only look on as his side are overwhelmed by Limerick in the All-Ireland SHC Quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sometimes you live and learn but most of the time you suffer the same cruel demise over and over. Wexford were, momentarily, back among the elite but (...)