Ballygunner’s JJ Hutchinson celebrates scoring a goal  in the AIB Munster SHC  quarter-final against Clare’s Sixmilebridge  at Walsh Park, Waterford. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SUNDAY (All games 2pm unless stated) MUNSTER CLUB SHC FINAL Ballygunner (Waterford) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), Semple Stadium, Live, TG4, 1.30 If B(...)

Cuala’s Con O’Callaghan breaks away from the challenge of  Dicksboro’s Evan Cody during the  AIB  Leinster SHC quarter-final at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Cuala (Dublin) 2-20 Dicksboro (Kilkenny) 1-16 In the end, Dicksboro manager Mark Dowling put a neat enough nutshell around the gulf between these sid(...)

Ballygunner’s David O’Sullivan in action against Padraic Maher of Thurles during the Munster club quarter-final at  Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Inpho

 SUNDAY [All matches at 2.0] Leinster SHC quarter-finals Kilcormac-Killoughey (Offaly) v Castletown-Geoghegan (Westmeath), O’Connor Park The 201(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning, who is shortlisted for Hurler of the Year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway have won the lion’s share of the 2017 All Star hurling nominations, claiming nearly one-third of the available positions and more than double w(...)

 A dejected Waterford’s manager Derek McGrath and selector Dan Shanahan after the defeat in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Derek McGrath hopes Waterford’s progress this season will help hurling pundits move on from their sweeper obsession and accept that the game has been (...)

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy during the Munster SHC semi-final against Tipperary. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

This weekend Cork will have to deal with being favourites for the first time this summer but it’s less of a burden for them and can build confidence a(...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh under pressure from David Dempsey of Limerick in their All-Ireland senior hurling championship match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I have a big dilemma this weekend. Coldplay are coming to Croke Park and I’d love to go. But I’m fairly sure I’ll end up going to Semple Stadium. If I(...)

Kilkenny’s Liam Blanchfield under pressure from Seamus Hickey of Limerick at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-20 Limerick 0-17 Brian Cody is standing with his back pressed against the wall of the Kilkenny dressing room, and he doesn’t look comforta(...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh under pressure from David Dempsey of Limerick during the All-Ireland Round One hurling qualifier at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-20 Limerick 0-17 Sooner or later we’ll know if there’s still water in the well, because for now Kilkenny are just about living off air, or(...)

Lee Chin: “We knew they [Galway] were going to be a team to beat if we wanted to get a Leinster title and it just so happens that we have them in a Leinster final.”

It was the outstanding performance of the summer so far. At various points of Wexford’s epic Leinster semi-final win over Kilkenny, Lee Chin’s interve(...)

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