Kilkenny’s Jonjo Farrell dejected at the final whistle. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Plenty in Thurles to nourish hurling’s battered old soul. A league campaign that had often been a grind when it came to the business of scoring loosen(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath during the Allianz League semi-final clash with Limerick. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“That is us out there,” promised Derek McGrath, leaning back against a wall and coping with the latest successful day in Waterford’s ongoing happy rev(...)

Derek McGrath’s Waterford scored just one goal in the league this year. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

Allianz Hurling League semi-final: Limerick v Waterford, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 2pm (TG4) Life in Division 1B has had a groundhog-day element abou(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Darragh Ó Connell of Dublin in action during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match  Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Allianz Hurling League Division One quarter-final Dublin v Limerick, Parnell Park, 7.0 – A re-run of last year’s quarter-final won easily (...)

TJ Ryan: “It’s a huge game for Limerick hurling and we are in the position that we wanted to be in with four wins.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

March in Ennis and the one thing we can be close to certain of is that the hurling will spit and fire like it’s from another time and place entirely. (...)

Liam Rushe returned to the Dublin side after suspension  against Galway in the Allianz Hurling League Division One A game at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

SATURDAY Division One A Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, 5.0 – The division’s weird boom-and-bust cycles have passed Cork by, as they have uniquely lost(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe returns from suspension to face Galway in the NHL at Parnell Park. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Sigerson Cup final UCD v DCU, Jordanstown, 2.30 DCU gathered the kudos with an impressive win against the hosts Jordanstown. Leading(...)

File photo, Limerick manager TJ Ryan Photograph: ©Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Limerick 2-23 Wexford 0-15 Limerick manager TJ Ryan must have been pleased with the high scoring rate of his side who thrashed a disappointing Wexf(...)

Austin Stacks forward David Mannix has been in fine form for DCU. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(All throw-ins Sunday 2.00pm unless stated) Football O’Byrne Cup – Round 3 Wexford v IT Carlow, Bunclody; Dublin v DCU, Parnell Park; Offaly v K(...)

Michael Walsh: Dublin need to limit the ball going through him and Waterford’s other senior man Kevin Moran. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

This is the litmus test for Waterford. A defeat here would not cancel out the worth of their unexpected league triumph or the advances they made in(...)