Cork manager Kieran Kingston celebrates with selector Diarmaid O’Sullivan near the end of the Senior Hurling Championship Final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Munster final was a great occasion for and about Cork. Their supporters outnumbered Clare’s by a considerable number and they completed what has b(...)

Clare’s John Conlon gets his shot away under pressure from Cork’s Colm Spillane during Sunday’s Munster hurling final at Semple Stadium, Thurles.Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster Senior Hurling Championship final Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20 At the end, the Cork kids ran on the pitch. All the Cork kids, starting with the grey(...)

Cork  forward Conor Lehane: county has the pace to cope with Clare’s movement. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

SUNDAY Munster SHC final Clare v Cork Semple Stadium, Thurles, 4.0; Live, RTE Clare are under new management this year and although the new direc(...)

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 (...)

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