Limerick’s Kyle Hayes battles with  Tipperary’s Ronan Maher  during the Munster SHC round-robin game at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tipperary 1-22 Limerick 0-21 The hint of irrelevance about this collision of the All-Ireland champions and their most plausible successors never quit(...)

Seamus Callanan: looked extremely sharp in Tipperary’s opening league victory over 14-man Clare at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SATURDAY  Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Limerick v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds, 7.0 [Live, eir sport 2 and RTÉ 2] A good bit of water (...)

Limerick’s Peter Casey shoots under pressure from Liam Ryan of Wexford during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Innovate Wexford Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

 Wexford 2-11 Limerick 1-17   It’s a long time since Limerick got to open a league campaign as All-Ireland champions and they duly made the(...)

Cork’s senior star Mark Coleman in action against Tipperary during the Munster U-21 final win over the Premier County at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cork v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 5.30, Sunday It’s adding up to a tough weekend for Tipperary. They face into an All-Ireland against Cor(...)

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(...)