Galway’s Joe Canning, who is shortlisted for Hurler of the Year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway have won the lion’s share of the 2017 All Star hurling nominations, claiming nearly one-third of the available positions and more than double w(...)

Joe Canning’s stunning late point sees Galway edge past Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Best game Tipperary v Galway, Croke Park, August 6th The very definition of ding-dong. Sides level 13 times, Tipp putting in their best display sinc(...)

Roscommon celebrates as Ciaran Murtagh lifts the trophy. The sheer Roscommon-ness of last Sunday is hard to overstate. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ah, that’s Roscommon for you. Or Waterford – how Waterford was that on Saturday night. And this weekend, are we going to see Down do something that co(...)

Cork manager Kieran Kingston celebrates with selector Diarmaid O’Sullivan near the end of the Senior Hurling Championship Final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Munster final was a great occasion for and about Cork. Their supporters outnumbered Clare’s by a considerable number and they completed what has b(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan celebrates after the All-Ireland hurling qualifier win over Kilkenny at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Waterford 4-23 Kilkenny 2-22 (aet) It finished with Kilkenny raging in vain against the dying of the light, their best years surely now behind them, (...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh under pressure from David Dempsey of Limerick in their All-Ireland senior hurling championship match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I have a big dilemma this weekend. Coldplay are coming to Croke Park and I’d love to go. But I’m fairly sure I’ll end up going to Semple Stadium. If I(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning during the Leinster GAA senior hurling championship final, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

For me, Galway firmly restated on Sunday that they are the contenders for this year’s All-Ireland. For a while, Wexford put it up to them in their L(...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh under pressure from David Dempsey of Limerick during the All-Ireland Round One hurling qualifier at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-20 Limerick 0-17 Sooner or later we’ll know if there’s still water in the well, because for now Kilkenny are just about living off air, or(...)

A section of the  packed house at Nowlan Park watch Henry Shefflin in action: “It was two teams facing off in a battle in a desert heat, testing themselves to the last drop.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s fair to say the qualifier draw on Monday morning will be the most anticipated one since 2013. So many of the pre-summer favourites are in there (...)

Wexford’s Lee Chin celebrates with fans after their victory over Kilkenny in the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship quarter-final at Wexford Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There was some conjecture at the start of the season as to whether this would be the championship when the Kilkenny/Tipperary duopoly was broken and t(...)