A derelict Casement Park in Belfast, Antrim. Photograph: Liam McBurney/The Irish Times

Stand aside, Munster It’s been all about Munster, Leinster just a mezzanine in the shadows – above Joe McDonagh though not quite hitting the heights (...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh and TJ Reid in action against Kevin Foley and Paudie Foley of Wexford during the Leinster SHC round-robin game at Wexford Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Wexford 0-21 Kilkenny 1-18 We were asking Davy Fitzgerald what making the Leinster final meant to Wexford when Rory O’Connor came at him from behind (...)

Wexford versus  Kilkenny in 2017  – Wexford Park is without doubt the most hostile environment I have ever played in. The Wexford fans have the ability to create a real noise level, an eerie vibe to the place. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a bit of a World War II feel about the hurling championship, with battle being waged on two fronts – Eastern (Leinster) and Southern (Munster)(...)

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern scores a point against Kilkenny. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Wexford 1-19 Kilkenny 1-12 This is not a pursuit for serious folk. If mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, what does it say for the rest(...)

Tempers flare during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Final at Bellefield in Enniscorthy. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Galway 1-23 Wexford 0-20 Former Hurler of the Year Joe Canning gave a masterclass as Galway were crowned Walsh Cup champions with this win over Wexfo(...)

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(...)

Kilkenny’s Enda Morrissey and Cillian Buckley in action against  Lee Chin and Rory O’Connor of Wexford during the  Leinster SHC round-robin  match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-22 Wexford 1-18 On a broiling night in Kilkenny, the Leinster Championship spoke up for itself at last. A rollicking encounter ended with (...)

Matthew O’Hanlon: “The camp this week will be full of confidence after getting a win, as opposed to a close loss.” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s a busy Saturday evening in the championship and not everyone is happy about it. For the Wexford hurlers it’s about trying to handle four games ov(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody in the stands after being sent off during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Final against Wexford at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald said he is “shocked” and “disappointed” at Brian Cody’s insinuation that one of his players tried to influence the ref(...)

Wexford’s Davy Fitzgerald speaks to his team before the game on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Irish life, certain phenomena clang off each other with such familiarity as to be memory aids. When the radio shows start doing their annual featur(...)

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