Tempers rise during the Waterford versus Cork Division 1A clash at Walsh Park, Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There were a few contexts to Waterford’s fine win over Cork on the opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling League; it’s been a hard couple of years for(...)

Cork’s Robert Downey is tackled by Waterford’s Patrick Curran. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford 1-24 Cork 3-17 In the battle of New Year makeovers, Waterford emerged with an – arguably unnecessarily – edgy win and a pile of hopeful ind(...)

Cork’s Seán Twomey catches the sliotar during the Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League match against Kerry at  Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Limerick 2-22 Tipperary 1-17 All-Ireland champions Tipperary suffered their second defeats from two outings in the Munster Hurling League following (...)

Former Cork manager John Meyler doesn’t see the Munster format, which rotates the teams having to play three successive weekends, as being a problem in the modern game. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Former Cork manager John Meyler believes that there is no issue with teams having to play three championship matches in successive weeks. He was talki(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin will be hot favourites for the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry optimism For all Dublin’s success on the All-Ireland final stage one trend stands out. For Kerry it provides a source of hope. After going fu(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin named a dummy team on Friday night ahead of his team’s win over Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dummy teams The madness begins midweek – each and every week. When will the teams be released? Will they be dummy teams? Who will make the benches(...)

John Meyler will not seek a third year in charge of the Cork hurlers. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Cork hurling manager John Meyler will not be seeking a third season in charge of the senior team, leaving the county board to begin the search for his(...)

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(...)

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