Nicky English

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Cork’s Patrick Horgan fends off the attention of Tipperary’s Padraic Maher during last Sunday’s mathc. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A little bit of history repeating itself. In a couple of weeks it will be 25 years ago that Paddy Downey opened his report on the 1992 Munster semi-fi(...)

After their National Hurling League win over Tipperary, will Galway keep their eye in this summer? Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jackie Tyrrell 1. The league is the league, the championship is the championship . . . what are we to make of it all? Galway as genuine contenders? (...)

INM chief executive Robert Pitt, chairman Leslie Buckley with fellow directors Ryan Preston and Jerome Kennedy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In corporate Ireland, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The ongoing civil war at Independent News & Media (INM) is about as muc(...)

Brian Cody: Even since  September 5th, 2011, his team  has  won three All-Irelands in five years, and been beaten in another final, with a team supposedly “in transition”. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

It’s five and half years since I first thought that maybe now would be a good time for Brian Cody to leave his post as Kilkenny hurling manager. The (...)

LIT’s David Reidy competes for possession with Jack O’Connor of UCD. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Limerick IT 1-20 UCD 1-13 Davy Fitzgerald’s Limerick IT have the chance to gain Fitzgibbon Cup revenge against holders Mary Immaculate College after (...)

Con O’Callaghan: the UCD student has been in impressive form for Cuala on their march to the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

UCD have protested to Croke Park about the decision to rearrange the All-Ireland club hurling semi-final between Cuala and Slaughtneil for the same we(...)

 New Meath manager Andy McEntee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Magic thing, the GAA season. Unique in being capable of simultaneously starting too quickly and taking too long to get going. With teams in both code(...)

Tipperary’s Pádraic Maher: “If we had lost yesterday it would have been very hard to come back.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Of this much Pádraic Maher is convinced: for the chosen few there would be no way back from another Kilkenny defeat. Forget about Maher’s six Munster(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh is tackled by Waterford’s Tadhg De Burca during last Sunday’s semi-final clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I didn’t give Waterford much of a chance last Sunday. Rediscovering top gear after the Munster final trimming from Tipperary seemed too great a leap a(...)

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(...)

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