Mark Ellis

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Kilkenny’s TJ Reid battles with Stephen McDonnell of Cork during their All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Three teams came to Croke Park looking for some form of redemption and another on a lap of honour, which they duly achieved with flying colours, but o(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and Adrian Mullen vie for the ball with Mark Ellis and Stephen McDonnell of Cork during their All-Ireland SHC quarter-final clash at Croke Park. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-27 Cork 3-18 Once again, regardless of changing fashions in tactics and hurling, Kilkenny and Cork came to Croke Park and the less fancied(...)

TJ Reid is Kilkenny’s main danger man. Who can look after him for  Cork? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At the start of the year I was really impressed by Cork’s prospects but the very first game against Tipperary created doubts for me because I was surp(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh and Shane Kingston contest for the ball with Richie English and Dan Morrissey of Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-26 Limerick 1-19 Uh, oh! After a few ominous scraping noises, Limerick’s unsinkable championship status hit the iceberg just at the end of th(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell: for a player who is so brilliant at securing possession, he is so frustrating in his reluctance to shoot. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After the headlong gallop through the first part of the hurling championship, there’s a small bit of a break now for everyone left standing to take st(...)

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 their fourth goal of the game past Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford 4-19 Cork 0-20 A hell of a day for Waterford, tinged though it will be with regrets. They’re through to an All-Ireland final against Galway(...)

Tadhg de Búrca: his absence is a major blow for Waterford as no-one else on the team is as comfortable in performing the role he has perfected. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The suspension of Tadhg de Búrca is critical to this match. There are two aspects to the situation. One, how do Waterford cope? We saw them take on C(...)

Cork’s  Stephen McDonnell and Damien Cahalane in action against Waterford’s  Shane Bennett. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Ippho

Cork face a unique challenge on Sunday. They are going into an All-Ireland semi-final knowing the only thing that stands between them and the final is(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan scores the opening goal in Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20 Signs were on from early on Sunday, as the Cork faithful made their way into Thurles clad in replica jerseys like red corpuscles(...)

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