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Waterford’s Jack Prendergast hand-passing   to Austin Gleeson in this  year’s  championship quarter-final against Tipperary at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

By his own admission Michael Cleary doesn’t watch a lot of matches anymore. The former Tipperary All-Ireland winner did, however, take in a couple of (...)

  Eoin Murphy: ‘Are you going to punish Limerick simply because they’re so far ahead of the pack at this stage?’ Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Kilkenny’s Eoin Murphy is the most decorated goalkeeper in modern hurling. Despite this, he has always played outfield for his club Glenmore and also (...)

Colin Fennelly raises the Tom Walsh Cup after Ballyhale Shamrocks’ victory over O’Loughlin Gaels in the Kilkenny final at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Colin Fennelly, captain of the victorious Ballyhale Shamrocks team in yesterday’s Kilkenny county final, has confirmed that his intercounty career is (...)

Tyrone’s Ronan McNamee and David Clifford of Kerry in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final at  Croke Park last Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was Paul Earley who summarised the superior attractions of hurling when discussing the future of football on these pages three years ago. “One of (...)

Linda Collins: ‘You kind of learn that at the end of the day it’s a hobby and you are playing camogie because you love it. It’s so enjoyable.’ Photograph: Brian Keane/Inpho

All-Ireland camogie senior semi-finals: Tipperary v Galway, Croke Park, Sunday - 2pm (live on RTÉ 2) Cork v Kilkenny, 4pm (live on RTÉ 2) Listening t(...)

The shape of the hurley is basically the same since the 1950s. The one on the left   was owned by hurling legend  Mick Mackey of Limerick. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This Sunday Cork have the chance to bring Limerick’s reign as All-Ireland champions to an end. Strangely for counties in the same province this has ha(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan has scored a combined total of 46 goals and 1,026 points in his intercounty career. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The last thing Cork hurling captain Patrick Horgan will need or want reminding of is his remarkable scoring tally from over the years. Going into Sund(...)

Limerick’s Barry Nash and Shane Kingston of Cork, two players more than comfortable with the new demands of modern hurling. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The recent retirements of Joe Canning and Brendan Maher as well as Cork’s eclipse of Kilkenny last weekend have signalled the end of an era. It’s be(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan in action against Dublin in the GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium on July 31st. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

A few weeks back, on a Friday night, John Meyler took himself down to watch Sarsfields play Glen Rovers in a county league game. It was in the middle (...)

Liam Sheedy: remained  loyal to players who delivered three All-Ireland titles for Tipp  within a decade,  but even if he stays  there is a major rebuild to be done. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was hard not to spot the elegiac possibilities in Tipperary players lingering on the pitch in Páirc Uí Chaoimh after Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter(...)

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