Can Clare contain Galway’s Joe Canning? Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The opening match of the first All-Ireland semi-final weekend to take place under the revised calendar feels a little like the undercard. With a big c(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning looks on as his late point wins the All-Ireland SHC semi-final against  Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Highlight It’s a terrific picture: Joe Canning has hit a winning point from virtually the first row of the Cusack Stand in the last seconds of injury(...)

Joe Canning celebrates Galway’s triumph and his long-awaited senior All-Ireland medal at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One player more than any other symbolises the quest that ended for Galway on Sunday. Joe Canning’s arrival as a senior inter-county player – never min(...)

Joe Canning: Tipperary paid the price for letting him drift; Waterford won’t take that chance. Photograph: Getty Images

I have backed Galway all year, particularly since the league final when they were really impressive, but doubts have crept in over the last few weeks (...)

Three gold GAA All-Ireland hurling winners’ medals, crafted by hand  in Bluebell, Dublin, are held by  MMI employee Paul Fox. The company, established in 1939, makes medals, government seals, military insignia and sporting awards and trophies.   While the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire cups are returned every year, the members of the winning hurling and football panels get to keep the medals.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

All-Ireland hurling final preview: Sunday, 3.30pm. Croke Park. On TV: RTÉ2, Sky Sports History can have the effect of freezing you in its headlights.(...)