Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 21/6/2015Limerick vs TipperaryLimerick manager TJ RyanMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

There’s a good argument that, of all the qualifier teams, Westmeath are the one with greatest buoyancy. They performed respectably in the defea(...)

Limerick manager TJ Ryan: “He didn’t say anything to me. He called the referee. I thought he was calling the referee to tell him it was a point but he didn’t say anything to me.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

TJ Ryan ended up having to answer the questions he hadn’t anticipated before this sobering defeat, ones no manager wants to hear after a match. Chief (...)

Limerick manager TJ Ryan celebrates his side’s goal in the victory over Clare at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The usual 100mph opening thrust from the beautiful game ended with the narrowest of Munster Championship wins for Limerick and confirmation that Clare(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling celebrates scoring a point at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Is there ever an Irish summer when Sunday timekeeping is not a subject of debate?“I turned to Mark and said there was one minute left,” the Limerick m(...)

 Limerick’s Cian Lynch in action against Dublin at Croke Park during this year’s league campaign. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cian Lynch may not be the obvious candidate to retell the tale of Limerick’s famous Munster hurling semi-final win over Clare in 1996, although he wa(...)

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(...)