Paul Browne

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Limerick manager John Kiely: expecting his side to get back to full strength after injuries. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

After all the shadow-boxing, the hurling league moves on to something approaching full-contact sparring this weekend. While it will still be a fair di(...)

Limerick’s Seamus Hickey lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup after his side ended a 45-year drought to claim the All-Ireland Senior  Championship. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO.

All-Ireland senior hurling champions Limerick were crowned the county’s People of the Year at a ceremony on Thursday. Vickey Phelan, whose High Court(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell: for a player who is so brilliant at securing possession, he is so frustrating in his reluctance to shoot. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

After the headlong gallop through the first part of the hurling championship, there’s a small bit of a break now for everyone left standing to take st(...)

Tipperary’s Donagh Maher goes up with Limerick’s Aaron Gillane at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The biggest GAA weekend of the championship to date drew the crowds and provided plenty of talking points. Munster’s hurling championship, held sacred(...)

Aaron Gillane scored 11 points for Limerick in the win over Laois. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Limerick 1-25 Laois 0-18 Limerick began their eight attempt in a row to get out of Division 1B with a 10-point win over Laois in a disappointing cont(...)

Clare’s Conor Cleary under pressure from Gearoid Hegarty and Aaron Gillane of Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick 0-16 Clare 0-10 Limerick won the early season bragging rights against their neighbours, Clare, in an uneventful final at the Gaelic Grounds (...)

Leo Varadkar on his way into talks with Fianna Fáil in 2016 on forming a government, at Trinity College in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leo Varadkar’s election as leader is a first for many reasons, but a less well known one is this – he is the first Trinity College Dublin graduate to (...)

Limerick’s Declan Hannon tries to block Conor McGrath’s strike during the Munster SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

CLARE 3-17 LIMERICK 2-16 It was almost exactly as Clare would have wished. They survived the voodoo of this fixture with its alternating outcomes to (...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell scores his second goal during the Munster SHC semi-final against Limerick at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Clare 3-17 Limerick 2-16 Fits and starts but Clare will take it. They’re through to their first Munster final since 2008 and you’ll have to dig long (...)

Clare’s Colm Galvin and David McInerney in action against  Graeme Mulcahy of Limerick during the All-Ireland SHC round two qualifier at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-15 Another dark chapter in Limerick’s painful hurling history. TJ Ryan’s time as manager ended with this defeat to Davy Fitzger(...)

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