Ger Cunningham

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Danny Sutcliffe: has made decisive contributions for Dublin in the championship victories over Antrim and Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With the clock just having turned the hour in Dublin’s league match against Laois back in May, Danny Sutcliffe was back on his own 20-metre line, rifl(...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummy celebrates after the victory over Galway at Parnell Park in June 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They should have more to them, the Dublin hurlers. That’s always how it feels, isn’t it? By now, by this stage, it all ought to be further along. The (...)

Cork’s Sean Óg Ó hAilpín and Diarmuid O’Sullivan with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the All-Ireland hurling final in 2005. File photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

It falls today, predictably without too much fanfare, but it is now 15 years since Cork last won the All-Ireland hurling title. Having survived a slig(...)

Nicky English celebrates his goal against Cork in the 1987 Munster Hurling Final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: John D Kelly

It’s worth stating at the outset that my favourite sports moment of all time is not when Tipperary’s Nicky English kicked that soccer-style goal past (...)

TJ Reid tops the Championship score charts ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The outsider’s view As an ambassador for the All-Ireland Under-20 hurling championship, former Cork All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Ger Cunningham spe(...)

John Meyler will not seek a third year in charge of the Cork hurlers. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Cork hurling manager John Meyler will not be seeking a third season in charge of the senior team, leaving the county board to begin the search for his(...)

 Michael Shields lifts the trophy as St Finbarr’s celebrate  victory over Duhallow in the Cork county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Once, they were GAA royalty. Above them, only sky. When St Finbarr’s lifted their third All-Ireland club football title in 1987 after a 0-10 to 0-7 v(...)

Tadhg Coakley in action for Cork against Kilkenny in the 1979 All-Ireland minor hurling final.

“A friend of mine from Louth asked me if Cork get to the final in the novel and I said ‘They do’ so he said ‘So it’s fiction’. Then he asked me do Cor(...)

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy and coach Anthony Cunningham.  What’s the dynamic there? Is  Cunningham  calling the shots during a game or is the manager? Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Going into the championship no team has more question marks hanging over them than Dublin. At the start of the week you would have been hard pushed to(...)

Dublin’s Danny Sutcliffe: “I knew [Pat Gilroy]  had changed the culture of Dublin football when he came in and I knew he probably planned to do that in the hurling as well.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s four years since then Dublin manager Anthony Daly underlined the value of 22-year-old sensation Danny Sutcliffe to the county. Speaking after Su(...)

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