Nicky English

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Rob Downey: ‘Every game in the Fitzgibbon is hard. I think we’ve two away games and one at home.’   Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For someone whose season was shaped by a chance opportunity, Robert Downey wouldn’t feel that 2021 was a particularly lucky year. Having taken the C(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch dominated the season and has been rewarded with a second Hurler of the Year award. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cian Lynch joins the distinguished ranks of those honoured by more than one Hurler of the Year award after it was announced at Friday night’s PwC All (...)

Cian Lynch, one of the 12 selected Limerick All Stars this year, celebrates at the final whistle following the county’s comprehensive victory over Cork in the All-Ireland final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Much of the fallout from the PwC hurling All Stars has focused on All-Ireland finalists Cork receiving none rather than champions Limerick taking 12, (...)

 James Lowe of Ireland celebrates after a late turnover against New Zealand. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There might be no more Irish thing in sport than the fact that we love James Lowe now because of a tackle. He could play for Ireland for another decad(...)

 Tommy Dunne was involved as a coach with the outgoing Liam Sheedy management. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

New Tipperary hurling manager Colm Bonnar has announced his management team with the appointment of three selectors, Tommy Dunne, Johnny Enright and P(...)

Mark Coleman strikes  the winning sideline cut in the 2020  Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final against  DCU in Glasnevin. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

John Grainger isn’t sure he’d agree that third-level hurling has actually taken over from minor and under-20 but he’s largely in agreement with The Ir(...)

Brendan Maher celebrates after Tipperary’s 2016 All-Ireland final win over Kilkenny. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Former Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain Brendan Maher has retired from intercounty hurling. He turned 32 this year and enjoyed a hugely successfu(...)

Liam Sheedy: remained  loyal to players who delivered three All-Ireland titles for Tipp  within a decade,  but even if he stays  there is a major rebuild to be done. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was hard not to spot the elegiac possibilities in Tipperary players lingering on the pitch in Páirc Uí Chaoimh after Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter(...)

Clare’s David Reidy and Aron Shanagher vie  with Barry Heffernan of Tipperary for the sliotar. Photograph: Inpho

This was impressive by Tipperary. I thought they looked in good shape and more dangerous than they have in a while. If you use Bubbles O’Dwyer as baro(...)

There is enough going on in the hurling counties as we embark on the championship for hopes of a bright future to be realistic. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The imminent and eagerly-awaited hurling championship will spearhead the GAA’s hoped-for transition back to normality. It has a number of advantages o(...)

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