Conor Whelan

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Galway players stand for the national anthem before the semi-final against Tipperary. Can they end the long wait since 1988?  Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

In an All-Ireland final, there’s a mental battle to be fought and overcome before you ever set foot on the grass. I often found myself taking time in (...)

Galway’s David Burke in action against Stephen Bennett during the league clash in Salthill. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

We filed into Pearse Stadium last April feeling a little swizzed, to borrow a phrase from Brian Kerr. It was one of the those rare occasions where t(...)

 Limerick’s Kyle Hayes and Andrew La Touche Cosgrove celebrate a score. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Limerick 2-23 Galway 2-19 Limerick, more battle-hardened after a tough Munster campaign, finished strongly to book a place against Kilkenny in the Al(...)

Tony Keady at Oranmore, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former Hurler of the Year Tony Keady has died in hospital in Galway after suffering a serious illness earlier this week. The 53-year old passed away (...)

Galway’s David Burke in action against Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer and John McGrath. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

David Burke has been slowly building towards this point in his hurling career; All-Star awards, Leinster championship medals and All-Ireland club hono(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning looks on after scoring the winning point against Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Before the game I found it hard to separate Galway from Tipperary. That remained the case for 73 minutes. Only Joe Canning’s moment of magic did th(...)

Galway’s Johnny Coen tackles  Michael Cahill of Tipperary during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

GALWAY 0-22 TIPPERARY 1-18 In the end no-one was entirely right about this cliffhanger of a match. There were the threads of predictability – Galway (...)

Galway’s Joe Canning snaps  the sensational late winning point despite the efforts of Tipperary’s Niall O’Meara and Noel McGrath at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Here he comes, the loping man. Trotting into the scene unnoticed like a rubber-necker at a bank job, sniffing around the Tipperary clearance from his (...)

Galway’s Joe Canning watches his match-winning point go over the bar in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Tipperary  at Croke park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 0-22 Tipperary 1-18 The dependably oscillating rivalry between Galway and Tipperary continues to go this way and that. For the third year in a(...)

Galway’s Colm Callanan: It’s ridiculous what these young players are doing, but it’s part of it now. The age profile in a lot of teams has reduced in the last number of years”

Galway All-star goalkeeper Colm Callanan says he always knew clubmate Conor Whelan would make the big time, but he has been astounded by the rate of h(...)

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