Davy Fitz

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 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(...)

Limerick’s Peter Casey scores Limerick’s  opening goal  in the Munster final victory over Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. Casey is delivering on his considerable potential this year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s a sign of how competitive the championship has become that just one semi-finalist from last year has made it back, a turnover rate that’s only ha(...)

Wexford versus  Kilkenny in 2017  – Wexford Park is without doubt the most hostile environment I have ever played in. The Wexford fans have the ability to create a real noise level, an eerie vibe to the place. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a bit of a World War II feel about the hurling championship, with battle being waged on two fronts – Eastern (Leinster) and Southern (Munster)(...)

Kilkenny’s Adrian Mullen in action against Carlow. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY LEINSTER SHC ROUND 4 Wexford v Carlow, Innovate Wexford Park, 7.0 Nothing has gone Carlow’s way in this championship. The fixture list was m(...)

 Dublin’s Liam Rushe: he  has a rare combination of bulk and speed, and on Sunday he had the attitude to go along with it.   Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

My very first All-Ireland final was in 1991. I was nine years old. I went with my dad, and we stood on Hill 16 and watched Tipperary beat Kilkenny. We(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Monday teatime and Mattie McGleenan is in the car, beating up the road to Dublin. The Cavan manager is headed for Abbotstown, there to take a training(...)

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald’s confrontation with   Tipperary’s Jason Forde  has led to a novel motion for Congress in 2018. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In the week that’s in it, there’s usually a distinct dearth of press releases that would catch your eye, leaving you free to consider more urgent fest(...)

Corofin players celebrate their five-in-a-row success in Galway. But only one of the team started for Galway against Mayo in June. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Watching St Martin’s celebrate their Wexford senior hurling final win over Oulart-the-Ballagh on Sunday, it was difficult not to be a little envious o(...)

Kerry celebrate with the Allianz Football League Division One trophy this year. Will success in next year’s league be worth anything for them? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Lick the top of your pencils, class. A small exercise, if you please. It’s with regard to the 2018 Allianz Leagues in football and hurling and your so(...)

Jamie Barron: the mobile Waterford midfielder  has played a key role with crucial goals in the defeats of both Kilkenny and Tipperary. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Before the Fitzgibbon match with UCC earlier this year one of the decisions UCD had to grapple with was whether to use Dublin’s Cian O’Callaghan to ma(...)

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