Cork’s Conor Lehane following the defeat to Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wexford visit Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday and, in the words of Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash, are likely to be “hopping off the ground”. By their own s(...)

Anthony Nash: The Cork goalkeeper’s puck-outs will be pivotal to his county’s hopes against Limerick on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If possession is nine-tenths of the law, then hurling goalkeepers play a pivotal role in trying to ensure their team-mates have both quality and quan(...)

Galway’s David Burke is at the heart of everything they do. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster DUBLIN Manager: Pat Gilroy (1st year) Odds: All-Ireland 66/1; Leinster 11/1 AHL 1B: 4th, beat Laois and Antrim, lost to Limerick, Galway an(...)

Cork’s Conor Lehane at last year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final, against Waterford at Croke Park, Dublin  13/8/2017Cork vs WaterfordCork’s Conor LehaneMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The change to the championship format will place new demands on players this summer, but, as Cork forward Conor Lehane points out, they had to beat th(...)

John Meyler: “It’s a process of being competitive, getting in new players, trying to fill a few gaps wherever you saw weaknesses last year.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Meyler was at the last loose end he is likely to see in a while. A Sunday afternoon in early February, nowhere to be, nothing to see – or at leas(...)

Cathal Dunbar’s sharp eye for goal was evident in his underage years with Wexford. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Most in need of a good campaign Last February, Kilkenny visited Ennis on a sleepy league Sunday and were served with a 2-19 to 0-12 eviction notice b(...)

On the evidence of last year’s championship Cork look to be moving ahead but John Meyler is  not having any of such presumption. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Cork hurling manager John Meyler has said that the workload on modern county layers is too heavy. Speaking at the Allianz Hurling League launch in Cro(...)

Micheál Donoghue with his 2017 Philips Manager Of The Year award at the  InterContinental Hotel in  Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Micheál Donoghue, the Galway hurling manager, held off the sternest competition imaginable from Irish horse racing, not to mention the double-winning (...)

Frank Murphy: Cork’s  most dominant personality needs to recognise the county’s need for an overhaul is a long-term challenge.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s probably easy to characterise Frank Murphy’s one-year extension as county secretary as a great, Houdini act of survival but in truth there hasn’t(...)

 John Meyler has been confirmed as the new Cork hurling manager. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

John Meyler has been confirmed as the new Cork senior hurling manager, succeeding Kieran Kingston on an initial two-year term and bringing some consid(...)

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