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 (...)

Joe Canning scores Galway’s second goal against Waterford during the high-scoring league clash at at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

GALWAY 4-28 WATERFORD 3-23 A sunny afternoon in Salthill saw Galway eventually burst into life to leave Waterford standing and uncomprehending. How d(...)

Galway’s Jarlath Mannion tries to get his shot away during the victory over Westmeath at   TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 5-34 Westmeath 1-16 Galway were never tested by Westmeath in Mullingar on Saturday afternoon, Shane O’Neill’s troops coasting to victory by a (...)

Richie English returns to the Limerick defence for their opening league game against Munster rivals Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday DIVISION 1A Westmeath v Galway, TEG Cusack Park, 2.0 – Live TG4 Westmeath are a little understrength – Aonghus Clarke is away and captain Co(...)

Limerick’s Gearoid Hegarty celebrates with Tom Morrissey at the final whistle. Photograph: Inpho

In the end, a unique year has birthed a unique final. Limerick didn’t exactly strip the paint off the walls in overcoming Galway but they did enough t(...)

Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe in action during their victory against Clare in the All-Ireland quarter-finals at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

An extraordinary weekend for Gaelic games in Tipperary started disappointingly with the loss of the All-Ireland crown on Saturday. It was the best per(...)

I think of this rivalry like the vicious killer clown in the horror movie IT. The clown is called Pennywise and he awakens from the underground world every 27 years to feed his need. The Tipperary-Galway rivalry was asleep since the late 80s. It’s now back in all its glory and hopefully it stays around for a while longer. There are too many good players for it to vanish underground. Photograph: Warner Bros/New Line Cinema

As I left Thurles on Sunday evening in the crisp darkness it felt like the weekend was summed up by a phrase that was in use elsewhere in the sporting(...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan has become the team’s main scoring threat. Photograph: Inpho

The second half was less than 10 minutes old and already Wexford were running short on ideas. They were Einstein’s definition of insanity made flesh, (...)

Galway’s Brian Concannon has been in impressive form for the 2017 champions. File photograph: Inpho

Another huge weekend of hurling rolls along and with it potential issues surrounding the impact of scheduling on teams. In the two years of the provin(...)

Galway’s Brian Concannon celebrates scoring a goal against Wexford. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 1-27 Wexford 0-17 If we wondered what Galway would bring to the 2020 winter, their answer surely didn’t want for heat. They shouldered We(...)

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