Daithi Burke

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Daithí Burke’s goal in extra-time helped Corofin see off St Brigid’s in the Connacht club semi-final in   Tuam. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Corofin (Galway) 2-15 St Brigid’s (Roscommon) 1-14 Corofin qualified for their fourth Connacht SFC club final in a row when All-Star hurling full bac(...)

Joe Canning celebrates Galway’s triumph and his long-awaited senior All-Ireland medal at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One player more than any other symbolises the quest that ended for Galway on Sunday. Joe Canning’s arrival as a senior inter-county player – never min(...)

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 (...)

The 2017 team above the team who played in the 2005 All-Ireland final. Photographs: Inpho

Since their last All-Ireland hurling triumph in 1988, Galway have fallen short in seven finals. Over that period the county have become renowned for (...)

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 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(...)

Gearóid McInerney attempts to bottle up  Patrick Maher in last year’s semi-final. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

This is an ideal set-up for Tipperary. They’re going into an All-Ireland semi-final on the back foot with criticism ringing in their ears. They’re her(...)

 Joe Canning: Galway attack no longer depends on him  to define every match.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland SHC semi-final - Galway v Tipperary Venue: Croke Park. Throw-in: Sunday, 4pm. TV: RTÉ and Sky Sports A record attendance for(...)

Waterford full back Barry Coughlan in against Wexford last weekend. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Hurling is evolving. It’s there for everyone to see. It’s there for everyone to hear too – you can’t turn on the radio these days without coming acros(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning during the Leinster GAA senior hurling championship final, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

For me, Galway firmly restated on Sunday that they are the contenders for this year’s All-Ireland. For a while, Wexford put it up to them in their L(...)

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