Ger Cunningham

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Brian Murphy of Cork, the only player in tomorrow’s starting line-ups with experience of playing in an All-Ireland final. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Statistics are invaluable for ordering our thoughts about the past but in hurling, the most traditional of games, they can also become predictive as t(...)

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash at Páirc Uí Rinn.  “It’s a great honour to play for Cork.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last thing any player will admit before an All-Ireland final is a preference for the opposition. It’s just not part of the deal. And yet, when pre(...)

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy celebrates victory over Kilkenny in the 1999 All-Ireland hurling final. Photo: Tom Honan/Inpho

Clare faced Cork in the 1999 Munster hurling final, a time when the counties’ co-ordinates were unusually set. With two All-Irelands and three Munster(...)

Cork’s Conor Lehane, one of ten players in the side who have played for UCC. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Where did Cork and Limerick come from? This year’s Munster hurling final, tomorrow at the Gaelic Grounds, was not the most obvious call before the sea(...)

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