Dublin’s Chris Crummy celebrates after the Leinster SHC round-robin game against Galway  at Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24 At the end, the Galway crowd turned around the press box and asked and asked. How? What? Why? It took minutes/centuries for t(...)

Cathal Mannion with Kilkenny’s Paddy Deegan at Nowlan Park. The Galway man gave a master class in forward play during the Leinster championship clash. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The hurling landscape certainly changed at the weekend but it also took on a familiar look. Both Limerick and Galway answered sceptics with performanc(...)

Kildare midfielder Kevin Feely ran 11.79km during a championship  match last season. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Intercounty players are being assessed like never before – GPS tracker pods are now measuring exactly how far, fast and often they run in a match. Bu(...)

Galway’s Daithi Burke is unable to stop Graeme Mulcahy of Limerick scoring a goal. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Limerick 3-16, Galway 2-18 Forty-five years later the golden streamers fluttered down on Limerick to gild one of the most yearned-for triumphs in hur(...)

Jonathan Glynn after Galway’s All-Ireland final defeat to Limerick. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Micheál Donoghue steps forward to speak about what Galway people understandably believed was past. The inexplicable hurt, the misery that comes from p(...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes collides in the air with Galway’s Joe Canning during the All-Ireland SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

1 Limerick’s opening act All fears and qualms about Limerick’s big day inexperience fell away in the opening 10 minutes. John Kiely’s young team set(...)

David Burke: Galway’s captain will be aiming to bring all his considerable experience to bear against Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

You don’t have to force the history out of this. For a start no other All-Ireland has featured two teams from outside the top division of the national(...)

 Former Galway hurler David Collins at the launch of the Fexco 23rd Asian Gaelic Games  at Croke Park. Photograph.  Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Former Galway hurling captain David Collins is serenading Johnny Glynn. Effusive in praise of this practically unmarkable maroon giant, Collins casual(...)

Tempers flare between Clare’s Jack Browne and Joe Canning of Galway. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Galway 1-17; Clare 2-13 It mightn’t have ascended the giddy heights of the drawn encounter in Croke Park a week previously but Sunday’s All(...)

Galway’s Daithi Burke celebrates after the defeat of Clare at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Overall, in the context of the brilliant hurling semi-finals last weekend, the standard in Thurles dropped off a bit. It was close and exciting in the(...)

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