Galway’s Cathal Mannion. “People are saying ‘he scored five points against Cork; he scored five more the last day against Tipperary. How is he doing that’?” Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

It may have slipped past the radar but Galway will be present for both minor and senior All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday. It’s only the seventh ti(...)

Michael Delaney: has served alongside manager Brian Cody since 2005 – a glorious period of success in Kilkenny hurling. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – except when it comes to Kilkenny hurling. Because the one constant in preparing for this their 14th All-Ire(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh:  “Every player wants to be playing, but if someone is going better than you they deserve to be playing.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Around 8pm on Friday evening, Brian Cody will assemble the entire Kilkenny hurling squad in the upstairs meeting room adjacent to Nowlan Park. In his (...)

Brian Cody: “We learn from each other, and we learn from matches. We learn from all the various aspects of the game.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Don’t look back. It’s the same beginning, every year, because the last thing Brian Cody wants to talk about before an All-Ireland hurling final is the(...)

Cian Lynch: the senior star has proved an influential figure for Limerick’s U-21s on their march to provincial glory. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The debate about how best to cater for Galway’s underage requirements re-emerged in recent weeks with Conor Hayes and minor manager Jeffrey Lynskey (...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan wins the ball ahead of Padraig Mannion of Galway to score his sides second goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We are in the midst of the greatest Canning era yet 2015 has not been the summer of Joe. There have been memorable moments, sure, like the wonderful, (...)

 Shane Moloney’s point at the death booked Galway a place in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 0-26 Tipperary 3-16 In the nick of time the GAA Hurling All-Ireland season ignited with just two matches to go. Galway, for so long spec(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning: wasn’t at his best against Cork but will prove a major threat to Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I wonder what goals Galway and Tipperary players set themselves at the beginning of this season. The Tipperary hurling confraternity certainly were fo(...)

The Perseid meteor shower: lighting up the night sky - and Vinny’s day. Photograph: Getty Images

It was a little before midnight on Monday when the starry-eyed stargazers disembarked the Dublin Bus special, armed with binoculars, collapsible teles(...)

Galway United manager Tommy Dunne turns away in disgust as his team was thrashed by Derry City. Photo: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

New signing Ciarán O’Connor found the net on his debut as Derry City made more ground in the race for safety with a 4-0 win over Galway United. The 19(...)