Galway’s Conor Whelan battles with Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maybe it is only now that the Galway hurling clans will feel as if they belong. Their inclusion in the Leinster championship has worked and the sight (...)

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy and coach Anthony Cunningham.  What’s the dynamic there? Is  Cunningham  calling the shots during a game or is the manager? Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Going into the championship no team has more question marks hanging over them than Dublin. At the start of the week you would have been hard pushed to(...)

With development potential Despite previous forebodings that teams playing in the lower division couldn’t realistically compete against top-flight op(...)

Colm Callanan celebrates victory in the  2017 All-Ireland senior hurling championship final at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

It’s hard to think of a more redemptive All-Ireland story and Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan, who at 35 is coming back for another AHL season, can id(...)

Niall Donohue in action for Galway in 2013. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“One other person that I can’t let today pass without mentioning. He was soldiering with us for years. A good friend of mine, a first cousin of Conor (...)

Pat Gilroy and Mickey Whelan pictured in 2011 during their time as manager and coach of the Dublin football team. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

New Dublin hurling manager Pat Gilroy has confirmed his backroom team will include Anthony Cunningham, the former Galway hurling manager. Gilroy has (...)

 New Dublin hurling manager Pat Gilroy in Croke Park to launch the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Pat Gilroy sees his limited hurling experience as no inhibition whatsoever as he prepares to take on the Dublin senior management job for the next thr(...)

 Anthony Cunningham and Dublin County Board chief John Costello. Cunningham’s name has been mentioned heavily in connection with the Dublin hurling team. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In was in late July that the first rumours of Pat Gilroy’s possible interest in the Dublin hurling job started whispering in the wind. At the time An(...)

Pat Gilroy: it won’t surprise anyone to see the Dublin hurlers improve massively over the next three years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Pat Gilroy and I were once unlikely training partners. Back in a previous life, when I worked on Newstalk’s Off the Ball radio show, I joined St Vince(...)

Pat Gilroy is the new Dublin hurling manager. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin have confirmed the appointment of Pat Gilroy as their new senior hurling manager on a three year term. The man who brought Sam Maguire back to(...)

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