Andy Smith: “We built a bit of momentum through the Leinster campaign and we just have to bring that confidence into the quarter-final now.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Every team has their own definition of success, and for some, that means hurling beyond the Galway Races. Because having attended more often than not (...)

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett is tackled by Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett during the Munster hurling final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Both Tipperary and Waterford can take something from this but, importantly, they have room to improve before the All-Ireland series and will need t(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath and Damien Cahalane of Cork clash during their qualifier round two meeting in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 0-20 Clare 0-17 The last time Cork and Clare played on into the evening was the fabled All-Ireland final replay of two years ago. On Saturday nig(...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett tackles Conor Lehane of Cork during the Munster SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

To the victors the spoils and to the vanquished, the qualifiers. I was reminded last week of the lead-up to the 1997 Munster semi-final between Clare (...)

Liam Rushe can’t keep fighting fires for Dublin all over the park. Photo: Cathal Noone/Inpho

Malachy Clerkin: Dublin’s hurlers look in disarray Worse almost than the fact that the replay against Galway was gone from their grasp inside the ope(...)

Waterford scorer-in-chief Maurice Shanahan. Photograph:  Inpho/James Crombie

Who will dismiss Waterford now? Who will doubt them? On what grounds? Derek McGrath’s young side keep turning down opportunities to fizzle out, doubli(...)

Derek McGrath celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Derek McGrath is the best thing to have happened to GAA reporters in quite a while. We know this and we’re trying very hard not to jinx it. In a wo(...)

Waterford’s Noel Connors and Patrick Horgan of Cork battle for a high ball during the National Hurling League final last month. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s a tribute to the enduring caste system in Munster that Cork, after that 10-point defeat, missing best defender Lorcán McLoughlin, and with que(...)

Cork’s Brian Murphy with Tony Kelly in the All-Ireland final of 2013. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Brian Murphy is back in the Cork team for Sunday’s Munster hurling semi-final against Waterford. The two-time All-Ireland medallist, who announced hi(...)

Brian Murphy: will add his considerable experience to Cork’s defence. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork hurling has received the perfect boost at the perfect time with the news that defender Brian Murphy has rejoined the panel ahead of their Munster(...)

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