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Shane Kingson: his  introduction worked wonders for Cork in the second half against Kilkenny as he produced an outstanding personal display, firing a string of points from play. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

After Saturday, there was a temptation to wonder whether it was worth Kilkenny’s and Cork’s while turning up for this semi-final given the awesome nat(...)

Limerick’s Peter Casey after receiving a red card during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Waterford at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Limerick manager John Kiely conceded that his team is likely to be missing corner forward Peter Casey for the defence of the All-Ireland title in two (...)

Michael Carey comes into the Kilkenny starting XV for the All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Cork on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Kilkenny have made three changes to the team that won the Leinster Championship final against Dublin for Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final with Cork (3.(...)

Cork’s Shane Barrett celebrates scoring a goal against Clare. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cork and Clare was always impossible to call: proven battlers against potential and it stayed that way up until the 74th minute. Kieran Kingston must (...)

Waterford’s Jack Fagan celebrates scoring the first goal of the game during the All-Ireland SHC round two qualifier against Galway at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford 1-30 Galway 3-20 Sixteen points is a dangerous lead in hurling as Waterford found that out in Semple Stadium on Saturday. The Déise fans g(...)

Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett and Limerick’s Seán Finn are hurling’s equivalent of the shutdown corners.    Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Just like every hurling team, every NFL team has a crop of corner backs. Some are up to the job, some aren’t. Most are middle of the road. But there’s(...)

Tony Kelly has been in stunning form for Clare ahead of Sunday’s Munster quarter-final against Waterford. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Saturday Leinster SHC quarter-finals Dublin v Antrim, Páirc Tailteann, 3.0 – Live GAAGo Dublin’s flatlining fortunes are summed up by a league campai(...)

Tony Kelly celebrates scoring a goal during the All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Laois last November. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The most improved Waterford hurler this year has been Jack Prendergast. He has grown from being a bit-part panel player to a really consistent perform(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely celebrates after the game at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Limerick 0-30 Waterford 0-19 Two years after they had bridged the 45-year gap to their previous All-Ireland, Limerick delivered an awesome display to(...)

 Conor Whelan in action against Kilkenny in the Leinster final. Galway, despite ample possession,  have lacked a goal threat thus far. That could be costly against Tipperary. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

I don’t want to start talking about such a vital weekend by saying that I’ve no idea who’s going to win the first match but Tipperary and Galway has b(...)

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