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Joe Canning: was in impressive form as he contributed a total of 1-12 in Galway’s win over Kilkenny at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

SATURDAY  Leinster SHC round four Wexford v Galway, Innovate Wexford Park, 5.0 [Live, Sky Sports Arena] The temperature rises with the first m(...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion, Conor Whelan and Brian Concannon in action against  James Maher of Kilkenny.   Photograph: Oisín Keniry

Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11 It used to be that on fine days, Salthill was hellish only for its traffic. On this evidence it is set to become quite the (...)

Joe Canning and Galway supporters celebrated in Croke Park. “Sick of hearing about Galway. Sick of looking at them at the All Stars last year. Sick of the image of David Burke lifting the cup . . .” Photograph:  Inpho

The years when you don’t win the All-Ireland never leave you. I’ve said it before here – the likes of 2010 and 2013 will always be etched into my memo(...)

Galway’s All-Ireland winning team of 1923. Back row: Jack Berry, Paddy Hurney, Berney Gibbs, Mick Dervan, Dick Morrissy, ‘Staff’ Garvey, Jim Power. Front row: Andy Kelly, Jim Morris, Mick Kenny (capt), Martin King, Tom Flenning. Seated: Leonard McGrath, Ignatius Harney. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Galway have been in the Leinster championship for nine years, but this weekend marks the first time they host a game in that competition, as the All-I(...)

Offaly’s Sean Gardiner Galway’s Conor Whelan in action at O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster SHC Galway 5-18 Offaly 2-15 This was neither the best Galway could have hoped for nor the worst they could have feared. They didn’t need to(...)

Galway captain David Burke lifts the Liam MacCarthy cup at Croke Park last September. Photograph: Inpho

Seán Moran Do you expect the new provincial format to be a success? Yes. Hurling is currently very competitive in Munster and more so than usual in (...)

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(...)

Wexford’s Aidan Nolan is challenged by  Johnny Coen and Adrian Tuohey of Galway during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final at  Wexford Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford 1-23 Galway 0-23 This was a game Wexford would probably have lost a couple of years ago but on Saturday afternoon at Innovate Wexford Park th(...)

Galway in  a huddle before the encounter with Dublin. Some of the team’s greenhorns could do with  more testing games than  Division 1B can provide. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

This time last year, the hurling world was aflame with discussion about Tipperary’s remorseless charge for two-in-a-row. They had just played out a sp(...)

Limerick’s Tom Morrissey gets away from Dublin’s Chris Crummey during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B match against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick 1-26 Dublin 0-17 Limerick brushed aside a disappointing Dublin in a one-sided affair at the Gaelic Grounds, the sole consolation for the vis(...)

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