Damien Hayes

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Kilkenny’s Cilian Buckely runs out before the Leinster SHC final replay against Galway. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Last Sunday I was absolutely drained leaving Thurles. I had a sweat mark down the back of my T-shirt as if I had pucked every ball, but I also came aw(...)

Galway have either won the All-Ireland or been put out by the champions in five of the past six seasons. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Twelve months ago, only the blind or the wilful dismissed Galway’s prospects in the upcoming championship. Even though three decades of finding new a(...)

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 (...)

 JJ Delaney and Jackie Tyrrell celebrate victory over Tipperary  in the All-Ireland final replay of 2014. “I relished the idea of doing all this so that when the summer came around, I was going into the championship with a hard, strong body.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Last Monday, the Seattle Seahawks paid their new running-back Eddie Lacy $55,000 for weighing less than 255lb – just under 18½ stone. Next month, they(...)

Former Dublin captain Bryan Cullen has retired from intercounty football. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Dublin’s 2011 All-Ireland winning captain Bryan Cullen has announced his retirement from intercounty football. The Skerries man ends his 12-year se(...)

Gort’s Michael Cummins is tackled by Niall Hayes of Portumna in the Galway SHC final at Athenry. Photograph: Cathall Noonan/Inpho.

Galway SHC final Gort 2-13 Portumna 1-10 Gort claimed their seventh Galway senior title and defeated reigning county and All-Ireland champi(...)

Gary Sice is one of the experienced players on the Corofin team which takes on London’s Tír Conaill Gaels in the All-Ireland club SFC.

All-Ireland club SFC quarter-final Tír Chonaill Gaels (London) v Corofin (Galway), Ruislip, Sunday, 1.0 (deferred coverage, Irish TV on Sky 191(...)

Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly: pulled up in training, reportedly with a back injury. His place at centre forward is taken by Mark Kelly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny suffered a late setback before Sunday’s GAA Leinster hurling semi-final against Galway in Tullamore with the news that former Hurler of the (...)

Henry Shefflin: missed the opening championship tie in successive seasons, both against Offaly, due to the same fractured metatarsal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is expected to start Henry Shefflin in Sunday’s Leinster hurling semi-final against Galway in Tullamore.Richie Power is al(...)

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin and David Collins battle for possession during the Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final at the  Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-16 Galway 0-15 Kilkenny swept through the first of today’(...)

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