Cork’s Aidan Walsh, Lorcan McLoughlin and Daniel Kearney tackle Seamus Callanan of Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Reverting to the four quarter-finals format would address the gap between matches

Galway’s Cathal Mannion and Wexford’s Conor McDonald with former Cork goalkeeper Ger Cunningham at the launch of the Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U-21 hurling semi-finals at Clanna Gael Fontennoy GAA club in Ringsend, Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Rebel mentor suggests pressure of going in as Munster champions may have played a role

Former Mayo manager John Maughan during the All-Ireland semi-final win over Kerry at Croke Park in 1996. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Former Mayo manager believes county has no reason to be anxious about the past

Cork’s Aidan Walsh, Lorcan McLoughlin and Daniel Kearney tackle Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan during Sunday’s semi-final at Croke Park.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Tipperary captain and coach Tommy Dunne says evidence for change is now inescapable

Cork’s Bill Cooper tackles Tipperary’s James Woodlock during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Premier County produce their best display in four years as Munster champions Cork experience a serious meltdown

Jimmy Barry-Murphy in action against Tipperary during the 1985 Munster senior hurling final – widely regarded as his finest display for Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

With just one defeat in eight championship matches the Cork manager has at times been the difference between the counties

Cork’s Alan Cadogan is  the epitome of a young and fearless corner forward who is mad for ball and wants to take on his marker. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster champions have steadily improved over recent years – it’s harder to tell with Tipp

Clare defender Seán McMahon (left) tackles Declan Ryan of Tipperary during the 1997 All-Ireland hurling final, the first time intra-provincial rivals met at the venue. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Premier County on the receiving end in 1997 final against Clare when provincial rivals first met at headquarters

Lavey captain Kevin McCloy who collapsed on the pitch shortly after the match started in the Derry SFC second round-clash at Owenbeg, Dungiven, on Wednesday night. He is in a stable condition. Photograph: Sportsfile

Former Derry captain undergoing assessment after collapsing in match

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