Tipperary  captain Brendan Maher during his time with the Adelaide Strikers in Australia whom he joined for two weeks in an episode of the ‘The Toughest Trade’

If you’re buying just one sports book for yourself or your loved ones this Christmas, it will probably be Paul O’Connell’s autobiography The Battle, w(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer scores a goal past Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The old game blazes still. An austere summer of hurling that felt like we were huddled around a candle for most of it has exploded into a fireball ri(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath celebrates scoring his  goal. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-19 Galway 2-18 Like some weird game of chicken, this high-wire All-Ireland hurling semi-final may have been all the more exhilarating for(...)

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 24/7/2016Clare vs GalwayJoe Canning of Galway scores a goalMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

There is far more of a sense of Groundhog Day about Sunday’s semi-final than last week’s. Just like 12 months ago, Tipperary have won Munster and fa(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin with David Burke of Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was a curious similarity in one sense to both hurling quarterfinals in that first Wexford and then Clare had a window of opportunity, at five po(...)

Davy Fitzgerald and Galway boss Micheál Donoghue exchange views  on the sideline at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald was non-committal on his future following yesterday’s defeat to Galway in Thurles. In three previous quarter-finals ag(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning with fans at the end of the game in Thurles. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17 Galway stormed into the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals for the second successive year with a comprehensive win that pulled (...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan in action. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Here we go again, back with the annual guessing game that revolves around Galway. There’s a familiarity about the pairing of Kilkenny and Galway in (...)

Galway’s Joseph Cooney scores a point against Offaly in the Leinster hurling championship. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Galway have not won three competitive games in a row in almost four years. And that’s exactly what they’ll need to do if they are to beat Kilkenny th(...)

Galway hurler David Collins: “We wanted change and we got change. Now we have to fulfil our side and do it.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the leaders of the Galway hurlers’ revolt against last year’s management has accepted the action has intensified pressure on the team in this y(...)

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