Munster final

10 results

Clare’s David Reidy and Aron Shanagher vie  with Barry Heffernan of Tipperary for the sliotar. Photograph: Inpho

This was impressive by Tipperary. I thought they looked in good shape and more dangerous than they have in a while. If you use Bubbles O’Dwyer as baro(...)

 Donal O’Grady leading out the Limerick team in 2014. He became a selector this year.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The question is delicately poised and Donal O’Grady knows where it’s coming from. Is he in any way envious of Limerick’s hurling success? It’s not ex(...)

David Fitzgerald, now Wexford manager, at the launch of the Allianz League. People felt his reign in Clare had come to a natural end. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

It’s now two decades since hurling’s ‘Revolution Years’, to borrow author Denis Walsh’s phrase, and what has cast the mid-90s into such stark relief h(...)

Kieran Donaghy scores Kerry’s first goal in their drawn Munster Senior Football Championship Final clash with Cork last Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A really gripping Munster final in Killarney leaves both Cork and Kerry with everything to play for and a huge number of question marks hanging over b(...)

Éamonn Fitzmaurice made the move into management with what appeared to be seamless ease. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In the litany of minor miracles concocted by Kerry last summer, their Munster final win against Cork has been almost forgotten. It takes a singular(...)

Tomás Ó Sé: “They just seem like a team if you get on top of them very early they’ve no Plan B and they’ll just lie down.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Manna from heaven for Brian Cuthbert. The words of no better man than Tomás Ó Sé could be pinned on the wall of the Cork football changing room. A mo(...)

 Cork selector Ger Cunningham: “If you’re going to play the two, hurling and football, it’s where you want to be. In two Munster finals on successive Sundays, it’s what they play for.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aidan Walsh and Damien Cahalane are following in the footsteps of Teddy McCarthy and Denis Walsh.In 1987 McCarthy and Walsh were embroiled in four Mu(...)

It was no surprise when old rivals Noel O’Leary from Cork and Kerry’s Paul Galvin renewed acquaintances in the Munster final at Killarney. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Everything at inter-county level is about getting an edge. It’s well known now that Dublin regularly send someone out to film the challenge matches of(...)

Limerick players celebrate in the dressing room after their victory over Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We’re starting to expect the unexpected these days, certainly when it comes to the hurling championship which is the best in years. It brings me back (...)

Dublin are heavily favoured to beat Meath in a repeat of last year’s Leinster SFC final. Photograph: cathal noonan/inpho

Sun-cream at the ready, cold drinks in the flasks. The great summer caravan gathers pace this weekend when close on a quarter of a million people coun(...)