Cup Maccarthy

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Limerick captain  Declan Hannon celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup at Croke Park. “I’m delighted for him because things weren’t always easy for him,” says Cregan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ten years ago it started, says Eamonn Cregan. “It was Shane Fitzgibbon’s idea. ‘Lifting the Treaty’ was intended to improve young players in an acade(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson scores his side’s first goal of the game during the  All-Ireland hurling quarter-final against Tipperary at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford 4-28 Tipperary 2-27 Liam Cahill’s spin cycle of emotions were fully displayed at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday after his adopted county end(...)

There is enough going on in the hurling counties as we embark on the championship for hopes of a bright future to be realistic. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The imminent and eagerly-awaited hurling championship will spearhead the GAA’s hoped-for transition back to normality. It has a number of advantages o(...)

Limerick hurlers celebrate their 2020 All-Ireland win at a vacant Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The new GAA season comes swooping into our living rooms on Saturday night and first on show are the All-Ireland hurling champions, Limerick. The auto(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath, Ronan Maher and Alan Flynn leave the pitch after the defeat to Limerick in the Munster SHC semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tom Ryan has been talking on the phone for the guts of an hour when he realises he’s travelled a full circle and arrived back at his starting point; L(...)

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer in action against Clare during the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are a couple of points worth making about this weekend before looking at the matches. Huge crowds are expected in both Croke Park and Limerick b(...)

Cork’s Conor Lehane following the defeat to Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wexford visit Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday and, in the words of Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash, are likely to be “hopping off the ground”. By their own s(...)

Eamon Cregan on the sideline as Limerick manager in 2000-. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

It has got to the stage that nearly half a century has passed since Limerick’s last All-Ireland in 1973. Five times, in other words every decade since(...)

Limerick’s Ciaran Carey in action against beats Clare’s Ger O’Loughlin at the Gaelic Grounds in 1996. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

“Mere fans and enjoyers and chroniclers have the memory of That Point: Mackey has his stand; very shortly, Power shall have his monument; Carey has Th(...)

Kilkenny beat Offaly by nine points in Nowlan Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Reform it and they will come A couple of weekends into the radical departure of the round robins in the Munster and Leinster hurling championships, t(...)

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