Clare’s Shane O’Donnell collides with with Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash and Damien Cahalane during the Munster SHC round-robin match at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Clare 2-23 Cork 2-18 Clare came out on top over Cork by five points at Cusack Park, Ennis on Sunday but it still wasn’t enough to stay in this year’s(...)

Waterford’s Tadhg de Burca under pressure from Patrick Horgan of Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 0-21 Waterford 1-13 Cork led all through as they ensured their Division 1A survival with victory over Waterford at Páirc Uí Rinn. Having seen a(...)

Three gold GAA All-Ireland hurling winners’ medals, crafted by hand  in Bluebell, Dublin, are held by  MMI employee Paul Fox. The company, established in 1939, makes medals, government seals, military insignia and sporting awards and trophies.   While the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire cups are returned every year, the members of the winning hurling and football panels get to keep the medals.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

All-Ireland hurling final preview: Sunday, 3.30pm. Croke Park. On TV: RTÉ2, Sky Sports History can have the effect of freezing you in its headlights.(...)

Austin Gleeson was at his talismanic best as Waterford beat Cork to reach the All-Ireland SHC final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Austin Gleeson ruling will be cruicial The outcome of the All-Ireland hurling final won’t be decided this week but the CCCC ruling on Austin Gleeson (...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan and Shane Fives of Waterford contest a high ball at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of my reservations about Waterford was the reliance on veterans Brick Walsh and Kevin Moran for scores. By half-time they had another 1-3 between (...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring his side’s third goal, a memorable individual effort, against Cork at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

 WATERFORD 4-19 CORK 0-20 Where to start? Cork, hot favourites and with the blood and bandages bandwagon in full cry, came to Croke Park as Muns(...)

Waterford’s Jamie Barron scores their fourth goal of the game past Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford 4-19 Cork 0-20 A hell of a day for Waterford, tinged though it will be with regrets. They’re through to an All-Ireland final against Galway(...)

Tadhg de Búrca: his absence is a major blow for Waterford as no-one else on the team is as comfortable in performing the role he has perfected. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The suspension of Tadhg de Búrca is critical to this match. There are two aspects to the situation. One, how do Waterford cope? We saw them take on C(...)

Cork’s  Stephen McDonnell and Damien Cahalane in action against Waterford’s  Shane Bennett. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Ippho

Cork face a unique challenge on Sunday. They are going into an All-Ireland semi-final knowing the only thing that stands between them and the final is(...)

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(...)

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