Michael Fennelly

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On the evidence of last year’s championship Cork look to be moving ahead but John Meyler is  not having any of such presumption. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Cork hurling manager John Meyler has said that the workload on modern county layers is too heavy. Speaking at the Allianz Hurling League launch in Cro(...)

 Michael Fennelly: “2011 was a big year for me in terms of getting Hurler of the Year and a goal in the All-Ireland.”  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s hard to detect too much regret in Michael Fennelly’s reflections on a stellar hurling career. It was cursed with injury, but he managed to cajole(...)

Michael Fennelly: on his best days the Ballyhale man was a force of nature on a great Kilkenny team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Michael Fennelly and Michael Meehan both retired this Christmas and, given the individuals in question, retiring at a time when the attention of the w(...)

Michael Fennelly lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 2015. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kilenny’s Michael Fennelly has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling. Wing-forward Fennelly won a staggering eight All-Ireland titles du(...)

Brian Cody: He was like a bear on the sideline, striding up and down it looking for war. And he didn’t care who gave it to him . . . he was in lawless form. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A few years ago, I found myself in the company of Mick O’Dwyer and we were watching a game on television. Pat Spillane was on the screen and he was be(...)

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(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan celebrates after the All-Ireland hurling qualifier win over Kilkenny at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Waterford 4-23 Kilkenny 2-22 (aet) It finished with Kilkenny raging in vain against the dying of the light, their best years surely now behind them, (...)

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy during the Munster SHC semi-final against Tipperary. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

This weekend Cork will have to deal with being favourites for the first time this summer but it’s less of a burden for them and can build confidence a(...)

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(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning during the Leinster GAA senior hurling championship final, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

For me, Galway firmly restated on Sunday that they are the contenders for this year’s All-Ireland. For a while, Wexford put it up to them in their L(...)

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