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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(...)

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(...)

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