John Kiely: ‘Of course we’d like to have a win, but we’re in a competitive group. I know we’re making great strides and we’re very happy with the progress we’re making.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rarely if ever will the words league and championship roll off the tongue of most hurling managers in such quick succession as these next two weekends(...)

Tom Ryan: “If we need to put in measures, safeguards, protocols in around what is doing our business correctly, we will look at that and we will consider it then.” Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

It’s a familiar conflict in strange times. The tension between club and county has been part of the association fabric for a long time but it is now p(...)

Mattie Kenny:  “There’s no point getting concerned or upset about it, that’s the way it is and these are pre-season games and you’ve just got to take them for that.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A fortnight out from a trip to Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League, you’d imagine Dublin manager Mattie Kenny would view a Walsh Cup semi-final aga(...)

Limerick’s Declan Hannon. “Time has flown really. 2018 was great and all, but it’s well and truly over at this stage.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Whatever else Declan Hannon sounds certain about it’s that 2018 is now put to bed. Tucked in, cuddled up, lights out. Not all Limerick hurling suppor(...)

Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley: “I suppose we’ve had to try and adapt to the different formats and different formations that you’re coming up against on the field.”   Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

In the eight weeks between losing their opening two games and making the Allianz Hurling League final, there was something different inside the Kilken(...)

Davy Fitzgerald: has guided Wexford back to the top division in the Allianz Hurling League in his first season with the Model County.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

At the outset of the Allianz Hurling League, Davy Fitzgerald spoke of how Wexford hurling had essentially been ‘lost’ from the top level of the game (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody: “There has to be a sense that everyone can make this team.” Photograph: Inpho

Although Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-finals in Thurles feature two counties from Division One B for the first time the most striking statist(...)

Dublin manager Ger Cunningham: will be aiming to lead his charges to victory over Limerick at Parnell Park on Saturday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Daire Plunkett talked about getting rid of that “which Dublin will show up this week?” question, he could have been talking about any weekend in(...)

Conor O’Sullivan has opted out of the Cork senior hurling panel. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Confirmation that Conor O’Sullivan has opted out of the Cork hurling panel has taken parts of the county by surprise given everything else appears (...)

Waterford’s Colin Dunford celebrates at the final whistle of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-final against Tipperary at  Nowlan Park in  Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 1-19Tipperary 2-15These games matter and they don’t matter. Tipperary turned up in Nowlan Park just a little heavier-legged than they were a(...)

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