Ryan McHugh of Donegal in action against Monaghan’s Darren Hughes during the Ulster SFC Final in Clones. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ryan McHugh calls. Or rather, he calls back. “Sorry, hi. Just on another call there.” Which he was, to The Irish Times in fact. He’s replying to a (...)

Joe Canning says he is getting sick of people taking about what a good year Galway had in 2012. Photograph: David Maher / Sportsfile

Joe Canning sees no reason to be brimming with joy. Pausing at the Semple tunnel after a freakish occurrence, hitting more wides than scores, he stal(...)

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(...)

Henry Shefflin of Kilkenny gets by Galway full back Kevin Hynes and centre back Tony Ó Regan during the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling final at Croke Park, which was won by Kilkenny after a replay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

When Galway last ruled the hurling landscape in 1987 and 1988, there were two immutable truths. Conor Hayes would play full back. Tony Keady would (...)

Galway’s David Collins. His influence on his team’s defence extends far beyond his position. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The day of deliverance – or otherwise – arrives on Sunday for the last candidates in a hurling summer still trying to discover what it is about. Re(...)

Galway defender Sam Oji scored a last-minute own-goal at Eamonn Deacy Park. Photograph: Inpho

Galway United 0 Bray Wanderers 1 Galway defender Sam Oji scored a last-minute own-goal at Eamonn Deacy Park as Bray Wanderers notched their fourt(...)

  Galway’s Ryan Forde gets the ball away despite the attentions of Sligo’s Michael Gordon at yesterday’s Connacht GAA  Minor Football Championship Final in  Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A late Conor McDaid free rescued Galway in a poor Connacht minor final at Dr Hyde Park yesterday. At stages in the game Galway looked as if they could(...)

Liam Silke tackles Benny Heron during Galway’s victory over Derry in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 1-11 Derry 0-8 A commendable evening’s work from Galway in rotten conditions in Salthill. They played better against the gale-force wind and o(...)

Derry manager Brian McIver joins the pre-match team huddle before the win over Wexford. They will likely have to score something like 1-14 to win in Galway. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

There’s a knack to hitting the road without becoming roadkill. Neither of these sides has what you’d call a formidable record in the qualifiers and(...)