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Galway’s David Burke is at the heart of everything they do. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster DUBLIN Manager: Pat Gilroy (1st year) Odds: All-Ireland 66/1; Leinster 11/1 AHL 1B: 4th, beat Laois and Antrim, lost to Limerick, Galway an(...)

 Fitzgibbon Cup finalists, Conor Cleary of University of Limerick and Paudie Foley of Dublin City University. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Fitzgibbon Cup SH final: DCU v UL, Mallow, 3.0. It’s their first final, they’re 13/2 outsiders, against one of the strongest college sides in Fitzgib(...)

The 2017 team above the team who played in the 2005 All-Ireland final. Photographs: Inpho

Since their last All-Ireland hurling triumph in 1988, Galway have fallen short in seven finals. Over that period the county have become renowned for (...)

Wexford’s Davy Fitzgerald speaks to his team before the game on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Irish life, certain phenomena clang off each other with such familiarity as to be memory aids. When the radio shows start doing their annual featur(...)

Waterford’s Michael Walsh and Shane Bennett in action with David Redmond and Shaun Murphy of Wexford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the end, what was a historic weekend with the re-opening of Páirc Uí Chaoimh turned out to be an underwhelming quarter-final series. Both Waterford(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan celebrates scoring a point in  the All-Ireland Hurling quarter-final against Wexford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Waterford 1-23 Wexford 1-19 The new hurling orthodoxy of the Sunny South East drew a crowd of over 31,000 to the gleaming reimagined stadium by the L(...)

 Liam Ryan breaks Galway’s Niall Burke’s hurley during Sunday’s match in Croke Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Galway 0-29 Wexford 1-17 They mightn’t be accustomed to the role but in a summer of madcap eruptions, Galway continued to provide both stability and,(...)

 Galway’s Adrian Tuohey upends Harry Kehoe of Wexford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 0-29 Wexford 1-17 For a while there, Wexford had us going. They came to Croke Park as fairytale, carrying the ever-so slight whiff of believab(...)

Conor Whelan: has been in impressive form for a potent Galway attack. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

I’m with Galway for a while this season but, taking into account their track record, you couldn’t be absolutely confident. So far they’ve looked to be(...)

 Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly with  Shaun Murphy of Wexford. Murphy provides the cover as his fellow defenders augment the team’s attack. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having watched Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford team up close a few times now, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the way he has them playing. Tactical(...)

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