James Owens

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Limerick’s Aaron Gillane celebrates scoring a goal against Clare. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick 1-28 Clare 0-13 “Inconceivable.” John Kiely doesn’t choose the word lightly, the Limerick manager pausing for deeper thought when asked abo(...)

The nature of this year’s league actually did Limerick no favours. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On this Sunday nine weeks ago, we had the ultimate Phoney War take place in Croke Park when Waterford and Limerick met in the league final. Go back a(...)

Waterford’s Shane Fives and Shane O’Donnell of Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 1-20 Waterford 0-22 For ages, this game loped along in perfect indolence, like it was any other hurling match in any other competition. John Co(...)

Limerick’s Mike Casey keeps a close eye on Galway’s Jonathan Glynn during the key match-up in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s nothing like the day after an All-Ireland win. The slagging, the sense that nothing is a hassle, the satisfaction that runs through every conv(...)

 Ryan O’Dwyer, Bill O’Carroll, Fergal Whitely and Niall Corcoran, with U- 10 Kilmacud Crokes hurlers Michael Lyng, left, and Cian Manning at the launch of the The Beacon Hospital/Kilmacud Crokes  All-Ireland Hurling Sevens at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Richie Stakelum will not be the next Tipperary manager. The departure of Michael Ryan’s management team, en bloc last week, following a winless Munste(...)

Referee James Owens will be in charge for the hurling decider on August 19th. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Owens will be the man in the middle for the All-Ireland senior final between Galway and Limerick on August 19th. The Wexford native’s umpires (...)

Clare’s Jason McCarthy scores the final equalising point in an incident-packed semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 [After extra time] Clare had lamented for the past five years their inability get back to Croke Park and Saturday’s extra(...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan and Jonathan Glynn with Paul Murphy of Kilkenny during the Leinster final replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The surest sign that the world has changed is that this Leinster final replay turned out as it was supposed to. Time was, Galway would be spooked and (...)

Tony Kelly: Clare will be looking to the former Hurler of the Year to help inspire a victory over Limerick at Cusack Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SUNDAY Connacht SFC final Roscommon v Galway, Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon, 4.0 [LIVE, RTÉ 1] For the past two years, Galway have struggled to put good (...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes celebrates scoring a late point to equalise the game against Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick manager John Kiely felt that his team belied the numerical disparity as they earned a draw against Cork on Saturday night despite playing mor(...)

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