Davy Fitz

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Nickie Quaid is the best in the business at making the right decisions under pressure and he is absolutely critical to how Limerick play. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A few weeks ago, I was working in the bar one of the Sundays during the league. A few lads were in and they were talking away about how this team was (...)

A man touches the  statue of former Australian cricketing great Shane Warne outside the  MCG in Melbourne. Photograph:   William West/AFP via Getty Images

It’s probably not all that often that we give much thought to those on the receiving end of sport’s most gorgeous moments, too busy are we, understand(...)

Wexford’s Shaun Murphy takes a free during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship semi-final against Kilkenny in Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It has been a Wexford-flavoured weekend in this small corner of your sports section. No sooner had we digested Saturday night’s hurling epic in Croke (...)

Brian Lohan issues instructions to his players during the quarter-final victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We forget, in the case of Brian Lohan, that these are still the very early days. It’s true that in intercounty terms he is not a young manager. Indee(...)

Cathal Mannion in full flow against Cork. His form is   key for Galway  as his loss in the semi-final last year was so crucial. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The league is over. The championship is more or less here. Nobody is going to get any fitter or stronger by the time the first ball is thrown in next (...)

Dublin parade in front of the Hill ahead of last year’s All-Ireland final replay against Kerry. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There were nine minutes to go in the third quarter last Sunday and the Philadelphia Eagles were somehow still in the game. Not just in it but in with (...)

Everything finds its level. Sport got put in its place last week, snuffed out across the globe like an altar boy’s candle after mass. The pandemic is (...)

Eddie Brennan brings his Laois side back to his former stomping ground to take on Kilkenny on Sunday. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sunday ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1A Galway v Cork (Pearse Stadium, 2.0 – Deferred TG4) Shane O’Neill has taken a big-picture attitude to his f(...)

Aaron Gillane is back in the Limerick side for Saturday night’s game against Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1A Limerick v Waterford, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 7.0 – Live on Eir Sport Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Carlow) Limerick(...)

 Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy with Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald after Tipp’s  1-28 to 3-20 senior hurling championship semi-final win at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Liam Sheedy has seen the fence from both sides and heard every last bit of gossip and grump passed across it. As Tipperary manager or just as a Joe Sc(...)

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