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Cork: “They beat Clare in the championship last year so they have match-winners when they are on the ball,” says JJ Delaney.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There is no Cork hurling crisis. Honest. We know this because two Kilkenny men told us so. That temporarily trumps the worrying comments made by Cor(...)

Tipperary’s Kevin O’Halloran celebrates a late point. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 The burning heartache of Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 2014 propelled Tipperary to a sensational Munster SFC semi-final victory over(...)

“I never believed in getting beaten and trying to keep the score down,” says Clare manager Colm Collins. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Something resembling competitive football is expected up in Ballybofey on Sunday. Fermanagh, under their wily manager Pete McGrath, could conceivably (...)

Colm O’Neill: “The players have to drive it. At the end of the day you have to look in the mirror.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Colm O’Neill would be forgiven for not laughing at a knee injury joke. When is the last time you did an interview without being asked about your kne(...)

William Egan: unfairly bore the brunt of a lot of criticism from keyboard warriors for Cork’s defeat to Tipperary. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The sweeper system or, more accurately, the sweeper himself got quite bad press after Cork’s recent poor tactical use of this modern defensive strateg(...)

Waterford’s Tadgh De Burca catches a high ball over teammate Barry Coughlan and Aaron Shanagher of Clare during the league final replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

What is it that Tadhg de Búrca has been doing so right, that Cork and William Egan managed to get so wrong? The Cork midfielder has been at the cor(...)

A lab in Cúram the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes, Xposure

National University of Ireland Galway has come first in class in winning a €2.1 million grant from the EU – ahead of 71 other competitors – to develop(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan and Damian Cahalane of Cork in the Munster quarter-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

For anyone expecting the hurling championship to start with a bang, this weekend was a serious disappointment. Not alone did it not start with a bang(...)

Tipperary’s Kieran Bergin with Cork’s Brian Lawton in the Munster quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho/Ken Sutton

Not one for the pantheon, this. On a day borrowed from monsoon season on some far off sub-tropical island, dear old grey and battered Thurles saw Tipp(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer scores a point as the rain buckets down at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 0-22 Cork 0-13 It wasn’t what might have been expected of the first big championship Sunday. In fact Tipperary’s anxiety-free dismissal of (...)

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