Cork’s Cormac Murphy gets his pass away despite the attentions of Waterford’s Kevin Moran during the Co-Op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League match in Mallow. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Cork 1-18 Waterford 1-24 Waterford will meet Clare on Sunday for a place in the final of the Munster Hurling League after they overcame Cork followin(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell: for a player who is so brilliant at securing possession, he is so frustrating in his reluctance to shoot. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After the headlong gallop through the first part of the hurling championship, there’s a small bit of a break now for everyone left standing to take st(...)

Cork’s Mark Coleman with Colin Dunford of Waterford in action during the Munster SHC round-robin match at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Cork 1-23 Waterford 1-20 And now the end is here. Only for a game with no lasting impact on the summer beyond deciding Cork’s next route of passage, (...)

 Clare’s goalkeeper Donal Tuohy saves a goal attempt from Seamus Harnedy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 0-23 Cork 0-19 You can’t disguise February. Clare put in a blistering first half that facilitated a handsome 10-point lead but still gave the h(...)

Three gold GAA All-Ireland hurling winners’ medals, crafted by hand  in Bluebell, Dublin, are held by  MMI employee Paul Fox. The company, established in 1939, makes medals, government seals, military insignia and sporting awards and trophies.   While the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire cups are returned every year, the members of the winning hurling and football panels get to keep the medals.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

All-Ireland hurling final preview: Sunday, 3.30pm. Croke Park. On TV: RTÉ2, Sky Sports History can have the effect of freezing you in its headlights.(...)

Austin Gleeson was at his talismanic best as Waterford beat Cork to reach the All-Ireland SHC final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Austin Gleeson ruling will be cruicial The outcome of the All-Ireland hurling final won’t be decided this week but the CCCC ruling on Austin Gleeson (...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan and Shane Fives of Waterford contest a high ball at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of my reservations about Waterford was the reliance on veterans Brick Walsh and Kevin Moran for scores. By half-time they had another 1-3 between (...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring his side’s third goal, a memorable individual effort, against Cork at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

 WATERFORD 4-19 CORK 0-20 Where to start? Cork, hot favourites and with the blood and bandages bandwagon in full cry, came to Croke Park as Muns(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan scores the opening goal in Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20 Signs were on from early on Sunday, as the Cork faithful made their way into Thurles clad in replica jerseys like red corpuscles(...)

Shane Kingston of Cork celebrates scoring a goal against Tipperary in the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 Having been apparently discontinued as a drama, Cork and Tipp reopened on Broadway to rave reviews. In Sunday’s GAA Munster (...)

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