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Daniel Kearney at Dublin Airport helping to launch the Aer Lingus-sponsored Fenway Hurling Classic. “The ultimate goal is the All-Ireland every year but it’s important for the All-Ireland not to be the only metric of success.”  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It was another ultimately disappointing summer for the Cork hurlers. For the third time in five years, they won the Munster title and lost the subs(...)

Pat Horgan in action against Clare’s David McInerney during this year’s Munster final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Like a lot of players, it seems, Pat Horgan read the recent report citing the 31 hours that typically make up the inter-county players’ week and thoug(...)

Orla Cotter excelled in all facets of her game against Tipperary in the  All-Ireland semi-final at  Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Inpho

They know each other as well as family now. This is the third consecutive Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie final between the two counties,(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch and Pat Ryan celebrate after the game. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maybe the fatwa on hype and hysteria worked. I was told last week that there seemed to be fewer Limerick flags in the city’s O’Connell Street – almost(...)

John Kiely: bids to lead Limerick to their first All-Ireland senior hurling title since 1973 when they take on holders Galway at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The RTÉ radio documentary, Who Fears to Speak of ’98 got a rerun at the weekend. Originally broadcast in 2008 on the 10th anniversary of the hurling s(...)

Cork’s Emma Spillane and Leanne Slevin of Westmeath. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Cork 8-18 Westmeath 1-6 Libby Coppinger was the standout performer as the 2016 All-Ireland Ladies Football champions Cork moved one step closer to an(...)

Clare’s Peter Duggan is tackled by Galway’s Paul Kileen during the drawn semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Nobody’s complaining that this championship has found an extra date in the hurling diary. We can debate whether there shouldn’t have been extra-time (...)

Séamus Harnedy celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Clare during the Munster final victory at Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This has been Séamus Harnedy’s best season so far for the Cork hurlers. Aged 28 he’s one game away from a third All-Ireland final (after the draw and(...)

Cork’s Jack O’Connor celebrates scoring a goal during the Munster  Under-21 final win over Tipperary at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/inpho

Cork 2-23 Tipperary 1-13 Cork swept to their first Munster Under-21 hurling title in 11 years and their 19th in all with a surprisingly comfortable w(...)

Clare’s  Patrick O’Connor  and Tipp’s Séamus Callanan  after the final whistle.  Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The cull has begun in earnest. A hurling summer that has pulsed with possibilities for such a wide and varied field of contenders is starting to find (...)

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