Conor Whelan

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Joe Canning scores a point from a sideline ball against Clare at Croke Park. There are some doubts about his fitness in advance of the replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gradually, and then all at once. Hemingway’s line about how you go bankrupt feels on the money here. Nine games left in the GAA summer and five of th(...)

Clare’s Peter Duggan is tackled by Galway’s Paul Kileen during the drawn semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Nobody’s complaining that this championship has found an extra date in the hurling diary. We can debate whether there shouldn’t have been extra-time (...)

The GAA’s decision not to distribute tickets through clubs, thereby creating an online backlog and physical queues for supporters wishing to attend Su(...)

Clare’s Jason McCarthy scores the final equalising point in an incident-packed semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 [After extra time] Clare had lamented for the past five years their inability get back to Croke Park and Saturday’s extra(...)

Clare’s Jason McCarthy scores the equalising point against Galway at Croke park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 Hurling’s facility for improbable decadence is safe and well. Clare and Galway strapped each other to the rocket here and shot(...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan and Jonathan Glynn with Paul Murphy of Kilkenny during the Leinster final replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The surest sign that the world has changed is that this Leinster final replay turned out as it was supposed to. Time was, Galway would be spooked and (...)

Conor Whelan celebrates after Jonathan Glynn  scored Galway’s opening goal in the Leinster final replay at  Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This was a brilliant contest at the height of summer and hugely enjoyable. All the tension and anxiety was gone from Galway’s game – despite the omino(...)

Galway fans on the field in Thurles after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 1-28 Kilkenny 3-15 Galway emerged from the heat of a blazing afternoon in Semple Stadium with their Leinster title intact but by the end this (...)

Galway’s Jonathan Glynn claims a high ball last Sunday. The All-Ireland champions were found wanting in a number of areas in the drawn match. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

I went to Croke Park last Sunday, ready to confirm that Galway had allayed the suspicions I had about them by the time the league had ended. Wins over(...)

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(...)

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