Wexford’s Kevin Foley breaks his hurley in a challenge by  Cian McBride and Donal Burke of Dublin during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup semi-final at Parnell Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Wexford 1-20 Dublin 0-16 You know what to make of games where winners come away less satisfied than losers. Or in this case, a Wexford victory slight(...)

Cuala’s Colm Cronin scores one of his two goals  despite the challenge of James Cooke and Ruairi Trainor of   St Vincent’s in the Dublin SHC semi-final at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cuala 4-16 St Vincent’s 2-16 Holders Cuala kept their hopes of a third successive county title alive when overcoming St Vincent’s by 4-16 to 2-16 in(...)

Ger Cunningham:   nearly 20 players have left since he took over as Dublin manager. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

For many Dublin hurling supporters this weekend’s opening championship match against Galway is viewed with the same enthusiasm and sense of resignatio(...)

Dublin’s David O’Callaghan is challanged by Eoin Conroy of Wexford Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dublin 2-19 Wexford 0-12 A grim night’s toil on Jones’s Road. In matters of pathetic fallacy, it was hard to know if we were watching the weather r(...)

Johnny McCaffrey: “We have looked at Waterford . . .They are a very good hurling side but they work extremely hard.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Barring draws, just five games remain in the 2015 hurling championship. Three in Croke Park, two down in Thurles, starting with an unfamiliar (...)

Joseph Cooney  fires home Galway’s goal  despite the efforts of Dublin’s Peter Kelly during the Leinster SHC quarter-final  at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might have been just the last weekend in May but there was a palpable anxiety in the display of both teams in this GAA Leinster hurling quarter-fi(...)

Tipperary’s Barry Grogan celebrates with manager Peter Creedon after the victory over Laois at O’Moore Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Of all the Tipperary supporters converging on Tullamore this evening, one man is taking particular joy from their eye-catching run through the All-Ir(...)

Dublin’s Johnny McCaffrey: “I was very surprised. It’s the Leinster final; it’s a big day. We’ve played in a lot of them before. It’s just hard to put our finger on what went wrong right now.” Photograph: Inpho

Maybe last year’s Leinster title appeared like a mirage for Dublin’s hurlers after another provincial trimming from Kilkenny on Sunday. Apart from las(...)

John Power of Kilkenny is challenged by Peter Kelly of Dublin during the Leinster hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

After a Leinster championship of snap and crackle, a final curiously bereft of pop. Kilkenny’s slicing and dicing of a fidgety Dublin side was old-sch(...)

Dublin celebrate in front of their fans on Hill 16 following their victory over Kilkenny in the Allianz National Hurling League final in 2011. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Here is how it was. By the spring of 2011, Dublin had played 22 games under Anthony Daly in league and championship. Their record going into the leagu(...)

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