Waterford’s Ken McGrath gets away from Cork’s Seán Óg Ó hAilpín during the 1998 National Hurling League final which Cork won. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Precedent will have some encouragement for whoever is unsuccessful in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final replay in Thurles. In the 1990s when both (...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

David McInerney of Clare is set to miss Sunday’s Allianz League final against Waterford with a back injury. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald has revealed that one of his top stars will be left “devastated” when he is omitted from the starting line-up for Sunday(...)

Pádraig Walsh: “They’re a quality team, this Clare team, and I suppose it has been a while since we were opened up like that.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s not often a Kilkenny defender finds himself trying to explain why his team leaked four goals in either the league or championship although for P(...)

TJ Reid: “There certainly won’t be any pictures going up on the walls saying ‘Ger Loughnane this and Ger Loughnane that’”  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If Ger Loughnane is to be believed, then Kilkenny wouldn’t be winning anything these days without TJ Reid – although the player himself disagrees with(...)

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 (...)

Dublin manager Ger Cunningham: will be aiming to lead his charges to victory over Limerick at Parnell Park on Saturday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Daire Plunkett talked about getting rid of that “which Dublin will show up this week?” question, he could have been talking about any weekend in(...)

  Odhrán MacNiallais: will be hoping to help Donegal bounce back from two defeats when the county take on Dublin at Croke Park.  Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League Matches at 7.0 unless stated Division One Dublin v Donegal, Croke Park – With semi-final advancement already secu(...)

John McGrath: has caught the eye in Tipperary’s attack during the league. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY Under-21 FC  Connacht semi-finals Sligo v Roscommon, Markievicz Park, 5.0 Roscommon’s rise to prominence continues at the grade wh(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his team will renew their big rivalry with Limerick. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Next weekend’s final round of matches in the top flight of the Allianz Hurling League will not for the most part have a great deal riding on the game(...)