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Nicky English celebrates his goal against Cork in the 1987 Munster Hurling Final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: John D Kelly

It’s worth stating at the outset that my favourite sports moment of all time is not when Tipperary’s Nicky English kicked that soccer-style goal past (...)

Galway: Successive victories over Cork and Tipperary   left the hurling faithful in the county greatly heartened. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The suspension of all GAA activity this week may permanently curtail this year’s Allianz Leagues but Galway hurlers arguably have already got what the(...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummy celebrates after the Leinster SHC round-robin game against Galway  at Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24 At the end, the Galway crowd turned around the press box and asked and asked. How? What? Why? It took minutes/centuries for t(...)

Kilkenny’s Huw Lawlor tries to block Conor Whelan of Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Galway 3-20 Kilkenny 2-22 An old story that never wearies in the telling out West: Galway led this for the entire second half, plundering a timely co(...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks’ Colin Fennelly on his way to scoring a goal against Naomh Éanna in the Leinster semi-final at Wexford Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Hurling League Division 1 quarter-finals Galway v Wexford, Pearse Stadium, 1.30, Live TG4 The first of two championship rehearsals(...)

David Burke: his team St Thomas’s  of Galway take on Antrim’s  Cushendall in   a club championships  semi-final in Parnell Park on Saturday

SATURDAY AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS SHC semi-finals – St Thomas’s (Galway) v Cushendall (Antrim), Parnell Park, 3.0 [Live, TG4] – Former cha(...)

Feed The Pulse co-owner Owen McArdle with Aisling Ainsworth, Glen McArdle and Daniel McArdle. Photograph: Martina Regan

When he lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup at Croke Park in 2017, Galway Senior Hurling captain David Burke had a special tribute to make to the business t(...)

  Conor Cooney celebrates his  goal. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

St Thomas 2-13 Liam Mellows 0-10 Liam Mellows were denied back-to-back Galway titles for the first time in 63 years as Darragh Burke and Conor Cooney(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch: one of the three nominees for the Hurler of the Year award along with Galway duo Joe Canning and Pádraic- Mannion. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Limerick’s rise to the top of the hurling world after an enthralling championship is reflected in the nominations for this year’s PwC All Stars awards(...)

Micheál  Donoghue: “I think Croke Park, the powers-that-be, need to sit down with all the parties. I don’t think they can just come with proposals.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway, now a mere footnote from this 2018 hurling championship, quietly emerge from the old Burlington hotel in Ballsbridge. Sinewy men towering ab(...)

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