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Waterford hurlers are bidding to win a first All-Ireland senior hurling title since 1959. Photo: Inpho

One way or the other, a famine will end on the first Sunday in September. If it’s Waterford who lift Liam MacCarthy, 58 years of wishes will pop up o(...)

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy during the Munster SHC semi-final against Tipperary. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

This weekend Cork will have to deal with being favourites for the first time this summer but it’s less of a burden for them and can build confidence a(...)

Davy Fitzgerald confronts Jason Forde during the league semi-final at Nowlan Park.  “I deserved the ban, I was on the field, and if you’re on the field, that’s it, you accept it.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Did you miss me?” asks Davy Fitzgerald, sitting down for our first chat since serving quite possibly the most productive eight-week suspension in th(...)

Michael Fennelly: has battled serious injury problems in recent years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny’s former Hurler of the Year Michael Fennelly is facing a race against time to be fit for the county’s All-Ireland qualifier first round the w(...)

'Championship is a different animal. That league quarter-final wasn’t the Kilkenny we’ll see this weekend. Brian Cody will be determined to have Kilkenny fully prepared this time.' Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Every game has its own context. You have to be careful when you’re looking at it not to talk yourself into the wrong one. For a lot of people, Wexford(...)

Dublin and Kilkenny have reached the last four of the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin advanced to the semi-finals of the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship after a narrow 1-11 to 1-8 win over Laois at Parnell Pa(...)

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 CBS will meet St Kieran’s College in this year’s senior schools final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny CBS’ semi-final win over Good Counsel on Wednesday afternoon has set up yet another all-Kilkenny Leinster Schools ‘A’ senior hurling final. (...)

 Waterford’s Pauric Mahony keeps one step ahead of Kilkenny challengers. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

When there’s this sort of bite in the breeze, you know it’s the time of year for dogging out a mucky one rather than strolling to anything handy. Wate(...)

David Fitzgerald, now Wexford manager, at the launch of the Allianz League. People felt his reign in Clare had come to a natural end. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

It’s now two decades since hurling’s ‘Revolution Years’, to borrow author Denis Walsh’s phrase, and what has cast the mid-90s into such stark relief h(...)

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