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Dublin’s Chris Crummy celebrates after the Leinster SHC round-robin game against Galway  at Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24 At the end, the Galway crowd turned around the press box and asked and asked. How? What? Why? It took minutes/centuries for t(...)

Kilkenny’s Padraig Walsh and Conor McDonald of Wexford during last year’s Leinster Championship. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It got lost in the fog, what with everything. Here’s a short list of everything else from the last weekend in May 2018 that was worth talking about. (...)

Galway’s Joe Canning is hit hard by Kevin Moran, forcing him to leave the pitch on  a stretcher. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Waterford 1-18 Galway 0-19 In the tunnel afterwards, our first question to Micheál Donoghue wasn’t about the result. It was about Joe Canning. This s(...)

 Galway’s Darren Morrissey gets away from Wexford’s Paul Morris. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

Galway 3-21 Wexford 3-11 Cathal Mannion, Niall Burke and Tadhg Haran all scored goals in a convincing second half performance as Galway progressed t(...)

Limerick’s Peter Casey and William O’Donoghue celebrate after their All-Ireland SHC final win at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There’s no disputing that Limerick are deserving champions after this most remarkable of championships. From the word go, they had the edge in terms o(...)

Jonathan Glynn after Galway’s All-Ireland final defeat to Limerick. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Micheál Donoghue steps forward to speak about what Galway people understandably believed was past. The inexplicable hurt, the misery that comes from p(...)

Joe Canning scored 1-10 for Galway as they were beaten by Limerick. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Skehill Haunted by Graeme Mulcahy’s goal, on the quarter hour, grounding that fraction too soon, his brave recovery later to stop Seamus Flanag(...)

Limerick’s Mike Casey keeps a tight rein on Galway’s Johnny Glynn during the All-Ireland SHC Final at Croke Park. Phjotograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Nickie Quaid Sat behind a heroic, ravenous full-back line. No fault for bullet goals from Conor Whelan and Joe Canning, although he handled ball on (...)

Tempers flare between Clare’s Jack Browne and Joe Canning of Galway. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Galway 1-17; Clare 2-13 It mightn’t have ascended the giddy heights of the drawn encounter in Croke Park a week previously but Sunday’s All(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning scores a late sideline cut in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 1-17 Clare 2-13 By the hair on their chinny-chin-chin – and no more – Galway have made the All-Ireland final. They led from pillar to post her(...)

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