Brian Cody saw his Kilkenny side comprehensively beaten by Tipperary. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

No back up plan from Cody You could argue Marty Morrissey was playing the role of Captain Obvious a little too, well, obvious; but he was nonetheless(...)

Galway minors celebrate their All-Ireland final win over Kilkenny. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway 0-21 Kilkenny 0-14 Galway cruised to a third minor All-Ireland title in four years as Jeffrey Lynskey’s side continue to excel at the grade to(...)

Galway captain David Burke lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup alongside minor captain Darren Morrissey with the Irish Press Cup at Galway’s triumphant homecoming in Ballinasloe last September. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Over the years Galway’s underage and club pedigree on the national hurling scene became a stick to beat them with. The question became constant: what (...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion. “People are saying ‘he scored five points against Cork; he scored five more the last day against Tipperary. How is he doing that’?” Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

It may have slipped past the radar but Galway will be present for both minor and senior All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday. It’s only the seventh ti(...)

Cian Lynch: the senior star has proved an influential figure for Limerick’s U-21s on their march to provincial glory. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The debate about how best to cater for Galway’s underage requirements re-emerged in recent weeks with Conor Hayes and minor manager Jeffrey Lynskey (...)

Galway’s Jack Kenny celebrates his late goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 3-10 Kilkenny 0-17 Substitute Cian Salmon capped a remarkable Croke Park finale with the match winning goal to secure Galway’s Electric Ireland(...)

Galway hurling minor manager Jeffrey Lynskey will oversee the Ireland team which plays Scotland in compromised rules. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Galway minor manager Jeffrey Lynskey has called for an overhaul of the championship structure. Lynskey, who was yesterday in Croke Park to launch the(...)

Galway’s Jack Coyne gets away from Kilkenny’s Conor Doheny during the All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-26 Galway 2-20 (AET. Full-time: 0-18 to 1-15) Three times these stubborn Galway teenagers, jolted to life by the threat of what seemed the(...)