Alan Murphy

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“It had been several years since my last half marathon but unjustified optimism springs eternal”

For the first half of what Sky Sports would have called my “Super Saturday”, I had to run the River Moy Half Marathon, a race that begins and ends in (...)

Conor Lehane of Cork goes highest in a bid to claim a high ball during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A relegation playoff at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-16 Cork 2-15 A late Rebel rally saw Cork get the better of old rivals Kilkenny in their Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A releg(...)

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern scores a point against Kilkenny. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Wexford 1-19 Kilkenny 1-12 This is not a pursuit for serious folk. If mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, what does it say for the rest(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry and Pádraic Maher challenge for possession with Liam Blanchfield of Kilkenny during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Tipperary 0-17 Kilkenny 0-18 When Brian Cody took over as Kilkenny manager 20 seasons ago, Tipperary led the league count against their great rivals (...)

The ‘old post office’ in Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford. Photograph: Karen Dempsey

Set against a backdrop of the Comeragh mountains and situated on the banks of the River Mahon, Kilmacthomas is a picture-perfect Waterford village bui(...)

Glenn Carr, general manager of the Rosslare Europort

Nobody would have expected a set of virtual traffic lights at Tuskar Rock, the outcrop 11km off the southeast coast of Wexford, but in a no-deal Brexi(...)

UCC players celebrate their Collingwood Cup success over University of Limerick in the final at the Markets Field. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

UCC 2 University of Limerick 1 (aet) Late goals from Simon Falvey and Rob Slevin gave UCC a 14th Collingwood Cup title in a dramatic win over Univers(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Leahy in action against Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 2-21 Neither side was at full strength and the Allianz Hurling League still has all to play for both of them but this could h(...)

Kilkenny’s Martin Keoghan attempts to block Clare’s David Reidy during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-18 Clare 2-18 There is making things hard on yourself and then there is what Clare did here. When Cathal Malone popped over a breezy scor(...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh and Joey Holden tackle Cork’s Séamus Harnedy at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-24 Kilkenny 0-24 A strong finish from Cork secured victory over Kilkenny in the opening round of the Allianz HL Division 1 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh(...)

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