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Kilkenny’s Eoin Cody tackled by Seán O’Donoghue and Mark Coleman of Cork during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

As I looked out from the RTÉ gantry in Croke Park on Sunday, I was far from alone in being able to see the Kilkenny ship sinking under water. It was c(...)

Shane Kingson: his  introduction worked wonders for Cork in the second half against Kilkenny as he produced an outstanding personal display, firing a string of points from play. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

After Saturday, there was a temptation to wonder whether it was worth Kilkenny’s and Cork’s while turning up for this semi-final given the awesome nat(...)

Cian Lynch is the fulcrum through which Limerick operate at their best. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Here we are, with four teams left standing, in what promises to be an intriguing two days of All-Ireland semi-finals. And the first semi-final between(...)

Limerick’s Seán Finn and Dan Morrissey celebrate at the final whistle of last December’s All-Ireland final win over Waterford at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday Limerick v Waterford, Croke Park, 5.0 – Live, RTÉ2 Last year’s finalists arrive at this year’s semi-final in arguably similar shape: Limeri(...)

Dublin’s Cian Boland and Michael Carey of Kilkenny. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-25 Dublin 0-19 Kilkenny retained the Bob O’Keeffe Cup on a sweltering evening in Croke Park on Saturday. Apart from a second-quarter flour(...)

Clare’s David Reidy and Aron Shanagher vie  with Barry Heffernan of Tipperary for the sliotar. Photograph: Inpho

This was impressive by Tipperary. I thought they looked in good shape and more dangerous than they have in a while. If you use Bubbles O’Dwyer as baro(...)

Tim O’Mahony:  Cork’s  big weapon is pace and they have it everywhere from O’Mahony, who’s an outstanding player at wing back, to Jack O’Connor in the forwards. However they will need goals if they are to trouble Limerick. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

League form was always going to be particularly suspect this year and so it proved last weekend. Waterford signed off in great form by beating Tipper(...)

Limerick celebrate their All-Ireland final victory over Waterford. They remain very much the team to beat in advance of this year’s championship. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Seán Moran 1. Is there a team capable of stopping Limerick? If so, who? And more to the point, how? Galway were the obvious answer last year and to (...)

Cathal Mannion in full flow against Cork. His form is   key for Galway  as his loss in the semi-final last year was so crucial. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The league is over. The championship is more or less here. Nobody is going to get any fitter or stronger by the time the first ball is thrown in next (...)

Kilkenny’s Eoin Cody scored 0-11 against Laois at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-29 Laois 0-22 Kilkenny confirmed a top of the table finish in Division 1B of the national hurling league with a 10 point win over Laois . (...)

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