Conor Lehane scored Cork’s opener in their Round 1 qualifier win over Wexford. Photograph: Inpho

Wexford 0-20 Cork 2-22 How summers can turn on results like this, Cork taking out Wexford with such initial flair and ferocity their next game (...)

Kilkenny’s Joey Holden in action against Wexford’s Conor McDonald. The full back will face a stiffer test against Galway’s Joe Canning at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny v Galway What strikes me about Galway so far is that they have a method to their play, are getting quality ball into the full forwards(...)

Liam Dunne: “The blame comes back to me but there has to be consequences for players as well. We will be seeing the start of some fellas’ careers and the end of others’.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Where do you go? You’re Liam Dunne, you’ve been Kilkennyed and the outside world can offer only one of three things to you – anger, pity or indiffe(...)

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 21/6/2015Limerick vs TipperaryLimerick manager TJ RyanMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

There’s a good argument that, of all the qualifier teams, Westmeath are the one with greatest buoyancy. They performed respectably in the defea(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his charges take on Offaly in the first round of the All-Ireland senior hurling qualifers. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Back to the track once more for Davy Fitz and his stable of young colts. If there’s no particular mystery in the outcome here, Clare are never less(...)

Ger Aylward scores a goal against Wexford. “Never any doubt in my mind that he would play at some stage,” says Richie Hogan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It wasn’t those ageing doyens that kept Ger Aylward at bay. Nor was he the best kept secret of Kilkenny people. Just held up by circumstances beyond h(...)

Meath’s David Dalton, Donal Keogan and Conor McGill dejected after the westmeath defeat. They play Tyrone next. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As if it wasn’t bad enough to surrender a 10-point lead and lose to your near-neighbours for the first time ever in Championship football on the Sunda(...)

Offaly’s Niamh Larkin tackles Wexford goalkeeper Laura Brennan at Birr. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Kilkenny made it two from two in Group Two of the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship, showing no sympathy to a severely understrength Clare(...)

Down’s Donal O’Harewho looks to be fit again,  battles against Derry’s Dermot McBride and Sean Leo McGoldrick during the Ulster quarter-finalat  Celtic Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

Malachy Clerkin The most potent 15 minutes of Wexford’s year – and of David Power’s time in charge – came after half-time in their Leinster Championsh(...)

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