Seánie McGrath: “The Cork public are realistic that it is an outside bet they will win the All-Ireland.” Photograph: Inpho

Sunday in Thurles has a whole vault of echoes for Seánie McGrath with Cork back in a Munster hurling final, against Clare. He was part of Jimmy Barry-(...)

Rebels with a cause. Cork line up for the Munster semi-final against Tipperary.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In Mourneabbey last Sunday night, the traffic sat in treacle a full 25 minutes before throw-in. Mallow were playing Blarney in the Premier Intermediat(...)

Cork manager Kieran Kingston and assistant manage Diarmuid O’Sullivan celebrates at the final whistle of the  Munster senior hurling semi-dinal against Waterford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

They couldn’t, could they? They won’t, will they? Cork, like. Dear old Cork. Written off, laughed up, dismissed for however long you fancy. The sleepi(...)

Austin Gleeson: will be expected to prove an influential figure for Waterfrod against Cork at Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster SHC semi-final Waterford v Cork, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4.0 [Live, RTÉ] In what is shaping up as a very open championship, Waterford at la(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan fends off the attention of Tipperary’s Padraic Maher during last Sunday’s mathc. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A little bit of history repeating itself. In a couple of weeks it will be 25 years ago that Paddy Downey opened his report on the 1992 Munster semi-fi(...)

Cork manager Kieran Kingston celebrates with his son Shane Kingston after Cork’s win over Tipperary in the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium on Sunday.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The eruption of young Cork talent in Thurles on Sunday was in keeping with one theme in the county’s recent hurling history: the production line has b(...)

Shane Kingston of Cork celebrates scoring a goal against Tipperary in the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 Having been apparently discontinued as a drama, Cork and Tipp reopened on Broadway to rave reviews. In Sunday’s GAA Munster (...)

Shane Kingston celebrates scoring during Cork’s epic win over Tipperary in Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 Don’t worry. There’ll always be hurling. And there will always be Cork. Kieran Kingston’s side came to Semple Stadium with(...)

After their National Hurling League win over Tipperary, will Galway keep their eye in this summer? Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jackie Tyrrell 1. The league is the league, the championship is the championship . . . what are we to make of it all? Galway as genuine contenders? (...)

Galway’s Johnny Coen gets the measure of Tipp’s  Seámus Kennedy in the league final. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

In recent years, before a ball is thrown in, I’ve been anticipating an open hurling championship, only to look back with hindsight when it’s all over (...)

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