Bill Cooper

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Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is concerned rule changes will diminish hurling’s ‘physicality’. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

With the growing likelihood that the GAA will introduce or at least propose some deterrent for cynical or calculated fouls in hurling, the small ball (...)

Cork’s Damien Cahalane shoots on goal. Photograph: Ken Sutton

Cork 2-24 Tipperary 1-25 The sight of John “Bubbles” O’Dwyer being stretchered off near the end only exacerbated Tipperary’s anguish at losing for th(...)

Cork’s Robert Downey is tackled by Waterford’s Patrick Curran. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford 1-24 Cork 3-17 In the battle of New Year makeovers, Waterford emerged with an – arguably unnecessarily – edgy win and a pile of hopeful ind(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh and Shane Kingston contest for the ball with Richie English and Dan Morrissey of Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-26 Limerick 1-19 Uh, oh! After a few ominous scraping noises, Limerick’s unsinkable championship status hit the iceberg just at the end of th(...)

Carlow’s Martin Kavanagh was impressive against Galway in Salthill. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

SUNDAY Leinster SHC round two Carlow v Kilkenny, Netwatch Dr Cullen Park, 3pm A committed and heartening performance by Carlow last week in Galway (...)

Waterford’s Shane Fives and Shane O’Donnell of Clare: John Conlon’s early goal for Clare was a thumb on the scale that Waterford couldn’t outweigh. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Dispatches from the Munster Hurling Championship, Version 2019. With Tipperary storming Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Clare getting the job done in Walsh Park,(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates scoring his side’s first goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 2-28 Cork 1-24 Redemption, as Liam Sheedy cautiously remarked, takes more than a day but Sunday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh was as uplifting a star(...)

Cork backroom staff member Doug Howlett takes a clsoer look at the action during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game between Limerick and Cork at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick 1-21 Cork 2-21 Cork manager John Meyler must have been the happiest man in the country after his side became the first team to put a halt to(...)

British prime minister Theresa May. After losing the support of one-third of Conservatives and the DUP’s 10 MPs, she appeared to be seeking to form a new majority for a Brexit deal with the help of Labour votes. Photograph: Getty Images

As MPs prepare to vote next week on how to proceed with Brexit after last week’s rejection of Theresa May’s deal, London and Brussels are marching in (...)

From a starting point of being sceptical about staging both All-Ireland semi-finals on the same weekend, I ended up sold on the idea of it being a hur(...)

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