Cork’s Daniel Kearney is knocked over by the advancing Jonathan Glynn of Galway during the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

It falls to Galway and Waterford to provide the spice of novelty as this year’s All-Ireland hurling championship reaches its high summer crossroads. F(...)

 Jonathan Glynn scores Galway’s first goal against Cork.  Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The Leinster final would have thrown a lot of people, me included, off the Galway scent. They were excellent in this complete destruction of Cork. Wha(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Davey Byrne returned to training this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Armagh and Dublin county boards have until Monday to challenge the proposed fines handed down to them by the Central Competitions Control Committe(...)

Johnny McCaffrey: “We have looked at Waterford . . .They are a very good hurling side but they work extremely hard.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Barring draws, just five games remain in the 2015 hurling championship. Three in Croke Park, two down in Thurles, starting with an unfamiliar (...)

Bernard Brogan at Dublin sponsor AIG’s re-launch of insurance products for members of all sporting clubs in Ireland. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Davey Byrne has returned to full training with the Dublin footballers after suffering facial injuries before the start of a challenge match against A(...)

Diarmuid Connolly holds off Paul Sharry and John Gilligan. He was  the best Dublin forward in terms of dealing with the pressure Westmeath exerted. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Instead of people despairing over Dublin’s decade-long domination of the Leinster championship, maybe we should look at the attitude which Westmeat(...)

Dublin’s Danny Sutcliffe in action against  Waterford’s Austin Gleeson in the Division 1A relegation play-off which Dublin won at Walsh Park last year. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Dublin face Waterford back in Thurles on Sunday week in a double-bill which also sees Cork taking on Galway in the All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals (...)

Ger Cunningham: has reshaped the Dublin team in the wake of the heavy defeat to Galway. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two sides for whom momentum better putter into life right quick, if it is thinking of puttering at all. This fixture was always a possibility from the(...)

Dublin’s Michael Carton: he is not expected to travel to Semple stadium this Saturday. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Michael Carton has reportedly left Ger Cunningham’s Dublin hurling panel just days before the All-Ireland qualifier against Limerick. The veteran def(...)