Mark Coleman

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Limerick warm up before their All-Ireland Munster SHC clash with Cork. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In the dodgem-derby ending to Limerick’s game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Saturday night, Cian Lynch was a rubber ball bouncing off Cork men until he’d e(...)

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(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning, who is shortlisted for Hurler of the Year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway have won the lion’s share of the 2017 All Star hurling nominations, claiming nearly one-third of the available positions and more than double w(...)

Joe Canning’s stunning late point sees Galway edge past Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Best game Tipperary v Galway, Croke Park, August 6th The very definition of ding-dong. Sides level 13 times, Tipp putting in their best display sinc(...)

Joe Canning: Tipperary paid the price for letting him drift; Waterford won’t take that chance. Photograph: Getty Images

I have backed Galway all year, particularly since the league final when they were really impressive, but doubts have crept in over the last few weeks (...)

Waterford  manager Derek McGrath. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

The tunnel under the old stand in Thurles, first Sunday in June 2015. Waterford have just beaten Cork 3-19 to 1-21 and Derek McGrath has his first Mun(...)

Galway’s Eoghan Kerin  and Kerry’s James O’Donoghue in the quarter-final at  Croke Park in July. Kerry  got past Galway, yet  a lot of their guys didn’t play well. Photograph: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

You can’t talk about Kerry and Mayo playing in an All-Ireland semi-final without going back to Limerick in 2014. Anyone who was there will take it to (...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan and Shane Fives of Waterford contest a high ball at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of my reservations about Waterford was the reliance on veterans Brick Walsh and Kevin Moran for scores. By half-time they had another 1-3 between (...)

Waterford’s Jamie Barron scores his side’s fourth goal against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.   Photograph: Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Let the culture wars begin. Waterford, the team that makes the hurling snobs puff themselves up to their full height on the pulpit, are in an All-Irel(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring his side’s third goal, a memorable individual effort, against Cork at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

 WATERFORD 4-19 CORK 0-20 Where to start? Cork, hot favourites and with the blood and bandages bandwagon in full cry, came to Croke Park as Muns(...)

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