James Skehill

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Micheál  Donoghue: “I think Croke Park, the powers-that-be, need to sit down with all the parties. I don’t think they can just come with proposals.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway, now a mere footnote from this 2018 hurling championship, quietly emerge from the old Burlington hotel in Ballsbridge. Sinewy men towering ab(...)

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(...)

Limerick’s Séamus Hickey, with his daughter Anna, holds aloft the Liam MacCarthy cup following Limerick’s All-Ireland SHC final win at  Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Did you think it? Actually, that’s the wrong question. Of course you thought it. The right question is, at what point did you think it? At what stage (...)

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(...)

Micheál Donoghue: “They are going to be formidable for us. We have the height of respect for them. I know it’s going to be a huge challenge.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Coping with the pressures of All-Ireland final day will go a long way to deciding the destination of Liam MacCarthy this weekend and Galway manager Mi(...)

Galway’s Jonathan Glynn prepares to score a goal against Clare. Curtailing his huge threat from cleanly-won aerial ball will be a huge priority for Limerick. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Everything feels like it has happened quicker this year. More games in a shorter space of time. The likes of Tipperary and Waterford gone by the middl(...)

Galway’s Pádraig Mannion in action against Clare’s Peter Duggan. “I’m not sure is it because of last year. It’s just that the players have kind of matured.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho GAA

On the longest road to an All-Ireland final, Pádraig Mannion surely has the most mileage put in of anybody. James Skehill and Daithí Burke have pla(...)

Galway’s Jonathan Glynn scores a  goal against Clare during the All-Ireland semi-final replay in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For once an endless summer found an afternoon didn’t extend beyond its remit. One last hopeful long ball from Tony Kelly dribbled out over the Galway (...)

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 manager Micheál Donoghue: “But I think our boys worked hard, identified the threat, worked in numbers.” Photograph: Getty Images

The game comes down to moments and some moments are more equal than others. Aron Shanagher was only on the pitch a matter of minutes and already he ha(...)

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