Kilkenny’s Padraig Walsh and Conor McDonald of Wexford during last year’s Leinster Championship. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It got lost in the fog, what with everything. Here’s a short list of everything else from the last weekend in May 2018 that was worth talking about. (...)

Carlow’s Martin Kavanagh. Photograph: Inpho/Laszlo Geczo

LEINSTER Carlow Manager: Colm Bonner (third year) Odds: All-Ireland 1000/1; Leinster 1000/1 First up: v Galway, Pearse Stadium, May 12th, 3.00pm Be(...)

Dublin’s Sean Moran in action against Limerick’s Peter Casey. The Cuala defender plays an important role in Dublin’s system. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare. That stunning drive from the entrance gate up to the 18th century Manor House. Passing sun-drenched golfers as the(...)

 Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley lifts the trophy in 2018. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne. All other photos from Inpho

Clare Clare’s Colin Guilfoyle (14) Managers (joint): Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor (third season) Selectors: Jimmy Browne, Ciarán (...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch: one of the three nominees for the Hurler of the Year award along with Galway duo Joe Canning and Pádraic- Mannion. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Limerick’s rise to the top of the hurling world after an enthralling championship is reflected in the nominations for this year’s PwC All Stars awards(...)

Limerick’s Tom Morrissey celebrates scoring a late point. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Limerick 0-27 Kilkenny 1-22 That’s the way to make history. Limerick came to Thurles on Sunday afternoon seeking a first championship win over Kilken(...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan wins a high ballduring the Leinster SHC final against Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-18 Galway 0-18 Draws and replays: there are always some for whom they beat the alternative but working out who got what out Sunday’s Leins(...)

Kilkenny’s Enda Morrissey and Cillian Buckley in action against  Lee Chin and Rory O’Connor of Wexford during the  Leinster SHC round-robin  match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-22 Wexford 1-18 On a broiling night in Kilkenny, the Leinster Championship spoke up for itself at last. A rollicking encounter ended with (...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion, Conor Whelan and Brian Concannon in action against  James Maher of Kilkenny.   Photograph: Oisín Keniry

Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11 It used to be that on fine days, Salthill was hellish only for its traffic. On this evidence it is set to become quite the (...)

Joe Canning and Galway supporters celebrated in Croke Park. “Sick of hearing about Galway. Sick of looking at them at the All Stars last year. Sick of the image of David Burke lifting the cup . . .” Photograph:  Inpho

The years when you don’t win the All-Ireland never leave you. I’ve said it before here – the likes of 2010 and 2013 will always be etched into my memo(...)

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