Luke O Farrell

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Clare’s manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates after his side win a line ball in yesterday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final against Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

ALL-IRELAND SHC FINAL:CORK 3-16 CLARE 0-25If there had been any doubt about the ability of the All-Ireland hurling final to deliver an appropriate cli(...)

Dublin and Cork teams shake hands before the game. Photograph: Inpho.

That was as good and as exciting a game I’ve ever seen in this the best hurling championship of my lifetime. Didn’t think I’d say that about a Cork Du(...)

Cork’s forwards will find it hard in tomorrow’s All-Ireland senior hurling final clash against a physically powerful and in-form Dublin defence, especially a half-back line that includes the imposing   Liam Rushe. Photograph: Cathal Noona/Inpho

The most eagerly anticipated semi-finals season in years begins this weekend with probably the most inscrutable of the four matches and trailing a ble(...)

Cork have proved very reliant on Pat Horgan in their championship outings to date. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The hurling championship has been completely re-energised by this season’s events. In recent years any time you were asked about the All-Ireland in Au(...)

Cork’s William Egan tackles Colin Fennelly of Kilkenny at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

CORK 0-19 KILKENNY 0-14: In the most fantastic, unpredictable hurling championship perhaps ever, Kilkenny are no more. With shades of 1999, yet even m(...)

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin is sent off by referee Barry Kelly during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork 0-19 Kilkenny 0-14: In the most fantastic, unpredictable hurling championship perhaps ever, Kilkenny are no more. Of course it was Cork, a new C(...)

Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly feels the full force of a challenge from Limerick’s Tom Condon  during the Munster semi-final  at the Gaelic Grounds Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The novelty, in recent times anyway, of Cork meeting Limerick in a Munster final has so many variables but mainly the fact neither county has won it f(...)

Clare’s Pádraic Collins reacts after missing one of his side’s  goal scoring chance against Cork. The misses cost them the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Unfortunately, I haven’t mastered the art of bi-location. So, whilst Cork were yesterday emphatically defeating Clare before my eyes in the Gaelic Gro(...)

Clare’s Cian Dillon and Patrick Horgan tussle for possession with Cian McCarthy of Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Old hierarchies prevailed at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, as Clare’s promise withered away in the face of familiar oppressors, as Cork – not exactly (...)

Cork’s Luke O’Farrell will pose a major goal threat against Clare. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I expected this to be an open Munster championship and it hasn’t disappointed. Even Waterford might have felt they’d a chance had they not lost a numb(...)

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