Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)

Conor O’Sullivan has opted out of the Cork senior hurling panel. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Confirmation that Conor O’Sullivan has opted out of the Cork hurling panel has taken parts of the county by surprise given everything else appears (...)

James McCarthy was forced to undergo surgery at the end of last season to repair a damaged groin muscle. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If the best thing about James McCarthy’s season so far is not feeding himself painkillers and reaching for another anti-inflammatory, then things can (...)

Rob O’Shea has been the league’s main discovery for Cork during the  Allianz Hurling League. Photograph: Inpho

Electric and all as Cork’s Saturday night demolition of Dublin was six weeks ago, it was hard to shift the feeling that a team who can score 0-21 by h(...)

Dublin hurler Mark Schutte in his Cuala club colours.

Mark Schutte is pretty sure he inherited his hurling talent from his Kilkenny genes and not from the German side of the family.Either way, the Dublin (...)

Alan Cadogan returns at corner forward for Cork in their Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork are back to full strength for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Dublin at Nowlan Park.Manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has welcomed b(...)

Cork’s Brian Hurley scores a goal past Donegal Michael Boyle. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 4-11 Donegal 0-19If the worth of this league semi-final was always likely to be tricky enough to locate, the lack of grievous consequences whatev(...)

Donegal’s Martin McElhinney in action against Mayo’s  Donal Vaughan last weekend. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Everything has changed since these teams met in early February on a day of driving winds in Ballyshannon. Cork suffered a rare defeat then, oppressed(...)

Colm O’Driscoll: one of three brothers in the Cork line-up for Sunday’s semi-final against Donegal at Croke Park

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has made eight changes for Sunday’s Allianz Football League semi-final against Donegal (which has a 2.0 start at(...)

The Tipperary players celebrate their victory over Cork at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary 1-15 Cork 3-8Tommy Toomey hailed his Tipperary players after their Munster under-21 football final victory over Cork in Semple Stadium last (...)