Wexford’s Aidan Nolan tackles Clare’s Tony Kelly during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Páirc Uí Chaomih. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Clare 0-27 Wexford 1-17 The general trend of their respective seasons was maintained by Clare and Wexford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday. The first (...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell: for a player who is so brilliant at securing possession, he is so frustrating in his reluctance to shoot. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After the headlong gallop through the first part of the hurling championship, there’s a small bit of a break now for everyone left standing to take st(...)

Kilkenny’s Enda Morrissey and Cillian Buckley in action against  Lee Chin and Rory O’Connor of Wexford during the  Leinster SHC round-robin  match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-22 Wexford 1-18 On a broiling night in Kilkenny, the Leinster Championship spoke up for itself at last. A rollicking encounter ended with (...)

Martin Keoghan: “He’s a very underrated player, massive energy levels and work-rate, abrasive in the tackle, high-octane and a real Brian Cody player.”  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Watching Kilkenny against Wexford last weekend, I had to laugh to myself at some of the things they were trying. The tactical shift going on in this (...)

Wexford’s Aidan Nolan is challenged by  Johnny Coen and Adrian Tuohey of Galway during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final at  Wexford Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford 1-23 Galway 0-23 This was a game Wexford would probably have lost a couple of years ago but on Saturday afternoon at Innovate Wexford Park th(...)

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(...)

Wexford’s Davy Fitzgerald speaks to his team before the game on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Irish life, certain phenomena clang off each other with such familiarity as to be memory aids. When the radio shows start doing their annual featur(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan celebrates scoring a point in  the All-Ireland Hurling quarter-final against Wexford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Waterford 1-23 Wexford 1-19 The new hurling orthodoxy of the Sunny South East drew a crowd of over 31,000 to the gleaming reimagined stadium by the L(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning during the Leinster GAA senior hurling championship final, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

For me, Galway firmly restated on Sunday that they are the contenders for this year’s All-Ireland. For a while, Wexford put it up to them in their L(...)

 Liam Ryan breaks Galway’s Niall Burke’s hurley during Sunday’s match in Croke Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Galway 0-29 Wexford 1-17 They mightn’t be accustomed to the role but in a summer of madcap eruptions, Galway continued to provide both stability and,(...)

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