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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(...)

Limerick’s Aaron Gillane celebrates his goal at Croke Park on Sunday.  Photograph: Tom Honan

The writing was on the wall at an early stage. We knew that this final was going to be about Limerick because if they brought their best, their A game(...)

Limerick goalkeeper Nickie Quaid celebrates with his son Daithi after the semi-final win over Kilkenny. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was apt that Nickie Quaid should win his first All Star award when the GAA night was devoid of its usual razzmatazz and formal wear. You imagine th(...)

Limerick 2021: Before the semi-final against Waterford. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne. All other photographs by Inpho team

1 Nickie Quaid Nickie Quaid Club: Effin. Age: 32. Occupation: Teacher. Debut: 2010 v Cork A model of consistency and one of the best(...)

Limerick’s Dan Morrissey has been at every All-Ireland hurling final since 1999, winning on the pitch in 2018 and 2020. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In the Morrissey household, the tradition of going along to All-Ireland hurling finals started when the boys were young. The first final Dan Morrissey(...)

Shane Kingson: his  introduction worked wonders for Cork in the second half against Kilkenny as he produced an outstanding personal display, firing a string of points from play. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

After Saturday, there was a temptation to wonder whether it was worth Kilkenny’s and Cork’s while turning up for this semi-final given the awesome nat(...)

Cian Lynch is the fulcrum through which Limerick operate at their best. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Here we are, with four teams left standing, in what promises to be an intriguing two days of All-Ireland semi-finals. And the first semi-final between(...)

Michael Carey comes into the Kilkenny starting XV for the All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Cork on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Kilkenny have made three changes to the team that won the Leinster Championship final against Dublin for Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final with Cork (3.(...)

Daithí Burke is 28 and already has five All-Stars, a trend that suggests greatness. File photograph: Inpho

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It’s a saying that is true in life and it’s definitely applicable when you look across the hurling landscape this yea(...)

Limerick’s Diarmuid Byrnes with the Mick Mackey Cup after winning  the Munster    championship final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In 2019 Tipperary came out of the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick having probably played a lot worse than they did this Sunday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, and the(...)

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