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Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan misses a late, long-range free at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They say the difference between writing fiction and non-fiction is simple. Fiction has to be believable. And yet here we are, sitting in a bubbling Cr(...)

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(...)

Galway’s Johnny Coen shakes hands with Tipperary captain Pádraic  Maher  after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary captain Pádraic Maher was left “absolutely devastated” by Sunday’s narrow one-point defeat against Galway in the All-Ireland senior hurling (...)

Galway’s Joe Canning looks on after scoring the winning point against Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Before the game I found it hard to separate Galway from Tipperary. That remained the case for 73 minutes. Only Joe Canning’s moment of magic did th(...)

Tipperary’s Niall O’Meara  after the final whistle  of the  Championship semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Joe Canning has a habitual way of moving across the hurling field, unlike any other we have ever seen. Canning is slower, more methodical than the ave(...)

Galway’s Johnny Coen tackles  Michael Cahill of Tipperary during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

GALWAY 0-22 TIPPERARY 1-18 In the end no-one was entirely right about this cliffhanger of a match. There were the threads of predictability – Galway (...)

Galway’s Colm Callanan: It’s ridiculous what these young players are doing, but it’s part of it now. The age profile in a lot of teams has reduced in the last number of years”

Galway All-star goalkeeper Colm Callanan says he always knew clubmate Conor Whelan would make the big time, but he has been astounded by the rate of h(...)

Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher: “What he brings to the pitch is just massive for that Tipperary team,”  says Galway selector Franny Forde. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway selector Franny Forde has the inside track on the threat that will be posed by Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher next Sunday, having coached the Tipperary(...)

Joe Canning: all set to take his place for Galway in the semi-final against Tipperary.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Joe Canning is fit to face Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final according to Galway hurling coach Francis Forde, and he moved to quash rumours tha(...)

David McInerney: struggling with a hamstring injury in advance of Clare’s quarter-final clash against Tipperary in Cork. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All Star Clare defender David McInerney remains a major injury doubt ahead of their crunch All-Ireland quarter-final against Tipperary at the newly re(...)

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