Galway’s Jonathan Glynn claims a high ball last Sunday. The All-Ireland champions were found wanting in a number of areas in the drawn match. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

I went to Croke Park last Sunday, ready to confirm that Galway had allayed the suspicions I had about them by the time the league had ended. Wins over(...)

Joe Canning: has been in impressive form again this year in a potent Galway attack and will most likely cause problems for Kilkenny on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

As a preliminary point, I would repeat that I can’t see why both of these provincial finals can’t be played on separate days. There are so few big hur(...)

Kilkenny’s manger Brian Cody on the sideline during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match against Waterford at  Walsh Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has said that he will be releasing players from his panel for next weekend’s third-level competition finals. Speaking afte(...)

Conor Delaney of Kilkenny and Waterford’s Patrick Curran battle for possession during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at Walsh Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Waterford 1-12 Kilkenny 1-20 Anyone doubting Brian Cody’s continued appetite for the arena would have been reassured by his post-match demeanour in W(...)