Eoin Murphy

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Lee Chin:  has the natural talent and skills but he has played this summer like a lad whose attention is wandering. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There was a moment last weekend in the Limerick v Kilkenny game when I couldn’t believe my own eyes. Gearóid Hegarty bore down on the Kilkenny goal in(...)

Limerick’s Tom Morrissey and Kilkenny’s Martin Keoghan battle for possession during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Limerick’s victory over Kilkenny completely eclipsed the other All Ireland quarter-final between Clare and Wexford as a game of hurling. There was no (...)

Limerick’s Tom Morrissey celebrates scoring a late point. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Limerick 0-27 Kilkenny 1-22 That’s the way to make history. Limerick came to Thurles on Sunday afternoon seeking a first championship win over Kilken(...)

Conor Whelan celebrates after Jonathan Glynn  scored Galway’s opening goal in the Leinster final replay at  Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This was a brilliant contest at the height of summer and hugely enjoyable. All the tension and anxiety was gone from Galway’s game – despite the omino(...)

Galway fans on the field in Thurles after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 1-28 Kilkenny 3-15 Galway emerged from the heat of a blazing afternoon in Semple Stadium with their Leinster title intact but by the end this (...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan wins a high ballduring the Leinster SHC final against Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-18 Galway 0-18 Draws and replays: there are always some for whom they beat the alternative but working out who got what out Sunday’s Leins(...)

Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy: “He’s the best in the game now and when he’s finished, he’ll be one of the best ever.”

The making of hurling’s best goalkeeper started with a game where he didn’t play in goal. Just over a week out from the 2011 All-Ireland final, Kilken(...)

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 (...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion, Conor Whelan and Brian Concannon in action against  James Maher of Kilkenny.   Photograph: Oisín Keniry

Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11 It used to be that on fine days, Salthill was hellish only for its traffic. On this evidence it is set to become quite the (...)

Joe Canning and Galway supporters celebrated in Croke Park. “Sick of hearing about Galway. Sick of looking at them at the All Stars last year. Sick of the image of David Burke lifting the cup . . .” Photograph:  Inpho

The years when you don’t win the All-Ireland never leave you. I’ve said it before here – the likes of 2010 and 2013 will always be etched into my memo(...)

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