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Shane O’Neill celebrates Galway’s  victory over Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. “Galway and Limerick were two of the top teams at the start of the year and it was inevitable we were going to meet at some stage if we kept advancing.”  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway manager Shane O’Neill says it was almost inevitable that he was going to come up against his native Limerick in his first championship in charg(...)

Diarmuid Byrnes and Kevin O’Brien celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Inpho

Patrickswell 1-17 Na Piarsaigh 0-15 Patrickswell put an end to Na Piarsaigh’s bid for three Limerick senior hurling championship crowns in a row and (...)

Neil McManus in action for Antrim during the Joe McDonagh/Christy Ring Cup relegation/promotion play-off last summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Neil McManus is preparing for a fifth AIB All-Ireland club semi-final. Just one has been successful but, encouragingly, that was against Galway club S(...)

Ballygunner’s Wayne Hutchinson celebrates the final whistle with Barry O’Sullivan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ballygunner (Waterford) 2-14 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 2-8 A red (and black) letter day in a sun-dappled Semple Stadium on Sunday, as Ballygunner upset(...)

Players from both sides compete for the ball in Croke Park during Saturday’s draw. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Cuala 1-22 Na Piarsaigh 2-19 There’s nothing quite as anti-climactic as a drawn final and Saturday’s gripping AIB All-Ireland hurling showpiece at Cr(...)

Kevin Downes in action for Na Piarsaigh in the All-Ireland semi-final win over Slaughteneil.  “I’d watch club finals on St Patrick’s Day and never once even thought about being there.”  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

“No interest whatsoever,” says Kevin Downes about rugby, realising that might not be the popular answer. At least not depending on your definition of(...)

Na Piarsaigh’s Niall Buckley and Jerome Boylan compete for the sliotar with Gerald Bradley. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Na Piarsaigh 3-15 Slaughtneil 3-8 A stunning second half performance saw Na Piarsaigh outscore Slaughtneil 2-9 to 1-2 to book a place in the All-Ire(...)

The absence of the Slaughtneil players has had a marked impact on the Derry senior side. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

For the next couple of weekends there will be renewed focus on Slaughtneil, the Derry club which for two remarkable seasons has made a clean sweep of (...)

Liam Mellows’ Tadgh Haran celebrates scoring a goal against Gort in the county final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

This year’s All-Ireland hurling club semi-finals line-up will feature three city clubs for the first time in 37 years and only the fourth time in the (...)

Na Piarsaigh’s David Dempsey and Martin Burke of Ruairí Óg Cushendall during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

ALL-IRELAND SENIOR HURLING CLUB FINAL Na Piarsaigh 2-25 Ruairí Óg Cushendall 2-14 For a competition that routinely throws up thrillers and humding(...)

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