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Limerick’s Kyle Hayes, Sean Finn and Richie English celebrate winning a free against Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday evening’s Leinster final brings together two improved teams. I didn’t foresee Dublin winning that semi-final with Galway. My view of Mattie K(...)

For Davy Fitzgerald and Brian Lohan, this is year-defining and it may even define their times with their respective groups. It is that big. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It’s late June in 2013 and it’s almost 9pm. My head is in my hands and I’m looking at the floor of the dressing room in O’Moore Park. Beads of sweat f(...)

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(...)

Tim O’Mahony:  Cork’s  big weapon is pace and they have it everywhere from O’Mahony, who’s an outstanding player at wing back, to Jack O’Connor in the forwards. However they will need goals if they are to trouble Limerick. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

League form was always going to be particularly suspect this year and so it proved last weekend. Waterford signed off in great form by beating Tipper(...)

Cathal Mannion in full flow against Cork. His form is   key for Galway  as his loss in the semi-final last year was so crucial. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The league is over. The championship is more or less here. Nobody is going to get any fitter or stronger by the time the first ball is thrown in next (...)

Kilkenny’s Eoin Cody scored 0-11 against Laois at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-29 Laois 0-22 Kilkenny confirmed a top of the table finish in Division 1B of the national hurling league with a 10 point win over Laois . (...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes and Christopher Joyce of Cork in action during the 2018 All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This year’s Allianz Hurling League enters its penultimate series this weekend. Certain themes have emerged: the controversy over new rules and the mas(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch shoots under pressure from Cork’s Robert Downey during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at  Páirc Uí Chaoimh in February 2020. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Saturday DIVISION 1A Limerick v Cork, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 7.15 – Live RTÉ 2/Eir Sport 1 An interesting contest between the division’s most upwardly (...)

Limerick celebrate their victory over Waterford in last season’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. They need to make subtle changes in personnel, positional switches  and tactics to keep the opposition guessing. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpoho

The months after you win an All-Ireland are the rollercoaster of a lifetime. Liam MacCarthy goes to so many social occasions, he has his own separate(...)

Henry Shefflin  at the launch of the Allianz League Legends series in Dublin: “ I wouldn’t be one for saying, ‘No, it’s been devalued’ or the entertainment value is reduced. I don’t think that and I think teams will improve and evolve as they go.”   Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

A leading football pundit recently described watching hurling as like taking a trip back in time, to a boring football game 15 or so years ago. Too (...)

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