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Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett and Limerick’s Seán Finn are hurling’s equivalent of the shutdown corners.    Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Just like every hurling team, every NFL team has a crop of corner backs. Some are up to the job, some aren’t. Most are middle of the road. But there’s(...)

Antrim hurling manager Darren Gleeson: Dublin in the Leinster Championship is a fish he will feel he can land. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Well, we got there. A month late and a few million euro short, not to mention that some of the best hurlers and footballers in the country are lame or(...)

Tony Kelly celebrates scoring a goal during the All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Laois last November. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The most improved Waterford hurler this year has been Jack Prendergast. He has grown from being a bit-part panel player to a really consistent perform(...)

Dublin’s John Hetherton chases down Tony Kelly of Clare. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dublin 2-23 Clare 0-34 Brian Lohan has always had the default outlook of the undaunted, as the player he was and the manager he is now, and nothing a(...)

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 (...)

Joe Canning in the thick of it during the  Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Group A match against Limerick at  Pearse Stadium in  Salthill. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Something interesting is happening during this league – and don’t worry, this is nothing to do with new rules or referees or anything like that. For a(...)

Antrim players celebrate at the final whistle after victory over Clare in the league clash at Corrigan Park in Belfast. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Antrim 1-21 Clare 0-22 Antrim marked their return to Division One hurling with a deserved two-point win over Clare at Corrigan Park, Belfast. The S(...)

Waterford’s Tadhg de Búrca in action against Kyle Hayes of Limerick during the Munster SHC final at Semple stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In the opening 20 minutes of last month’s Munster final, Tadhg de Búrca had the game on a string. It was one of those settling-in periods where Limeri(...)

Waterford’s Jack Prendergast tries to shake off  Limerick’s  Seán Finn during the Munster SHC Final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

What have Kieran Joyce, Walter Walsh and Taggy Fogarty all got in common? Answer: they’re three players who came in from no-man’s-land on Kilkenny pan(...)

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett scores their third goal past goalkeeper Clare goalkeeper Eibhear Quilligan during the  All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Waterford 3-27 Clare 3-18 A superb goal salvo by Ballygunner’s Dessie Hutchinson, in addition to outstanding displays by Stephen Bennett and Calum L(...)

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