Noel Connors

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Seamus Callanan of Tipperary and  Kilkenny’s  JJ Delaney  during the All-Ireland final replay in 2014.  Every man was going to do a proper man-marking job that day. If air or light could get between you and your man you weren’t tight enough.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

After 21 minutes of the Tipperary versus Waterford game on Sunday there was a frantic piece of action in the middle third of the field in Thurles. Var(...)

Waterford’s Peter Hogan is challenged by Cathal Malone and Colm Galvin of Clare during the Munster SHC round-robin game at Walsh Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I was sitting in the RTÉ studio in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday stuffing my face with Jelly Tots and watching Clare play Waterford on the screen in fron(...)

Waterford’s Shane Fives and Shane O’Donnell of Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 1-20 Waterford 0-22 For ages, this game loped along in perfect indolence, like it was any other hurling match in any other competition. John Co(...)

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. (...)

 Ballygunner celebrate winning the Munster senior hurling championship final against Na Piarsaigh. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Regardless of how the All-Ireland campaign unfolds for Waterford’s Ballygunner in the months ahead, Philip Mahony will always be associated with what (...)

A GAA strategic plan steering group will conduct a formal review of the All-Ireland and provincial championships. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The GAA is to initiate a formal review of the All-Ireland and provincial championships. The intention is laid out in the association’s latest Strategi(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath is challenged by  Shane Fives and Darragh Fives at Cusack Park. The latter is one of several Waterford players absent through injury for the clash with Tipperary. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry,” says Derek McGrath. It’s not long past 10 o’clock on Thursday morning and already his week has got worse, if (...)

Waterford’s Tadhg de Burca has broken his collar bone. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford’s hopes of emerging from the Munster championship round-robin series have received yet another hit with news that Tadhg de Búrca has suffere(...)

Tipeprary’s Brendan Maher and Daniel Kearney of Cork in action at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On an afternoon when the provincial championships rocked and rolled across the country, it was the oldest of old firms who gave us the first hint of a(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell and Barry Coughlan of Waterford compete for the ball. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18 Clare racked up their first points of the Munster hurling championship round robin in Cusack Park, Ennis, as visitors Wate(...)

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