Pat Horgan: “I actually couldn’t see the point of doing it behind closed doors. When you can hear the ball hitting off the hurley around the whole stadium, I just don’t see it being too interesting.” Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Cork’s Patrick Horgan has admitted the idea of playing championship games in empty stadiums is a real turn-off and that he’d be open to a condensed ca(...)

Shane O’Neill: “We have a tasty match against Tipp now, the postponed game, and it’s particularly good to have two home games in a row.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was definitely the wettest February in many years, in some parts of the country the wettest February on record, and it leaves the GAA hoping March (...)

David Reidy: has looked re-energised in recent games  for in-form Clare who face  Kilkenny in Nowlan Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

SATURDAY Division 1 Group B Dublin v Wexford, Croke Park, 5.0 - Live Eir Sport Dublin completed the must-win fixtures last week with a decent second(...)

Wexford’s Kevin Foley is challenged byClare’s John Conlon during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B game at  Chadwicks Wexford Park. Photograph:  Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Wexford 0-15 Clare 0-18 Away from all the Sicilian stuff, this Allianz Hurling League tilt turned into an absorbing contest with Wexford simply runn(...)

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett and Jack Fagan with Niall O’Leary, Tim O’Mahony and Damien Cahalane of Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Stephen Bennett is cautious. Even after an all-action afternoon, which had him raining arrows down on Cork – 20 shots at the posts – and ended in a go(...)

Tempers rise during the Waterford versus Cork Division 1A clash at Walsh Park, Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There were a few contexts to Waterford’s fine win over Cork on the opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling League; it’s been a hard couple of years for(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely: Beaten just once in the 11 matches since embarking on last year’s All-Ireland campaign, Limerick have always looked to have something in hand. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

SUNDAY ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE FINAL Limerick v Waterford Croke Park, 2.0 (Extra time and result on the day, if necessary) This promises to be a grea(...)

Galway’s Darren Morrissey competes with Shane Barrett of Waterford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Next Sunday will be a wrap for the current league structure in hurling. It promises to be an interesting match between Limerick and Waterford, whose h(...)

Mike Casey: back in the Galway squad for the league semi-final clash against Dublin at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SUNDAY Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-finals, Nowlan Park Dublin v Limerick, 1.30 [TG4] Having trailed each other through the last 10 (...)

James Horan: the Mayo manager will be looking for a big improvement on last week’s display against Dublin when his side  host Galway at McHale Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League [Matches at 7.0 unless stated]  Division One Tyrone v Cavan, Healy Park – Meeting of two teams with a first(...)

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