Wexford’s Conor McDonald battles with Kilkenny’s Paddy Deegan during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B clash at Chadwicks Wexford Park, Wexford. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Only mad dogs and hurling men go out in this sort of weather. Storm Dennis blew through the fixtures list and left a select few games hanging on by (...)

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(...)

Aidan Rochford turns away from Seán Loftus in the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup Final last weekend.

Wexford midfielder Aidan Rochford is hoping to cement his place in Davy Fitzgerald’s plans for 2020 after getting a chance to show his wares following(...)

 Greg Murphy, formerly of Cork and now with Abu Dhabi Na Fianna and a sub on the 2018 All-Stars, is tackled by Cork’s Patrick Horgan  at Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2018 All Stars 9-16 2019 All Stars 8-9 Showcasing what we must assume as axiomatically greater hunger, the 2018 PwC All Stars beat their 2019 counter(...)

 Lee Chin in action for Wexford. Chin says he is still tormented that they didn’t seal the deal against Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-finals. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

They reward hurling’s elite, the artists of the stick and ball game, but if the All Stars were actually handed to the most improved players, Lee Chin’(...)

Tipperary goalkeeper Brian Hogan claims his first Hurling All  Stars awards and follows in the footsteps of his father, Ken, who won one in  1987. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Though there are occasionally years in which the announcement of the hurling All Star team causes a stir around the place, 2019 is unlikely to be one (...)

Shaun Murphy: the rampaging runs forward by Wexford defenders posed Tipperary problems during the entertaining first half at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I have to say, it’s a long time since I watched something happening tactically on a hurling field that got me thinking as much as Wexford’s first 50 m(...)

 Séamus Callanan scores Tipperary’s goal during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final victory over Wexford at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 1-28 Wexford 3-20 The now almost traditional end-of-July adrenalin boost was completed in Croke Park on Sunday with another All-Ireland hur(...)

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer in action against Clare during the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are a couple of points worth making about this weekend before looking at the matches. Huge crowds are expected in both Croke Park and Limerick b(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath eludes Limerick’s Richie English  during the Munster championship clash at Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Borrowing a metaphor from another sport, there was an element of shadow boxing to events in Thurles, a phony war where neither eventual winners Tipper(...)

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