Tony Kelly: inspirational star played a key role for Clare in the victory over Waterford  in the Munster hurling championship quarter-final at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sunday’s action on the first weekend of the GAA championship season did something to redeem the awful tumbril roll of Saturday, as the condemned were (...)

Clare’s Ryan Taylor in action against Shane Fives of Waterford during the Munster SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 1-22 Waterford 0-21 Clare avenged last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat by Waterford and maintained the momentum of a drastically turned(...)

Waterford’s Darragh Lyons gets his pass away during the league opener against Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimph.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 5-22 Waterford 1-27 A late goal-rush finally killed off Waterford’s stubborn resistance to give Cork an encouraging start to their national hur(...)

Limerick’s Will O’Donoghue clashes with Waterford’s Stephen Bennett during the 2020 All-Ireland SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donal Smyth, the GAA’s national match officials manager, says that referees, linesmen and umpires will improve as the season progresses. Their respon(...)

Richie English’s return is a big boost for  Limerick ahead of the start of the Allianz Hurling League. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork Manager: Kieran Kingston 2020: 4th There was something miserable about Cork last year, beyond the caricature of flailing around in awful condit(...)

Limerick’s Gearoid Hegarty has been named Hurler of the Year after a fantastic 2020 season. File photograph: Inpho

Limerick wing forward, Gearóid Hegarty was announced as the 2020 Hurler of the Year in a remote broadcast ceremony on Saturday night when the PwC All (...)

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett is tackled by Limerick’s  Will O’Donoghue in the 2020 All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

The new rule to introduce a sin-binning in hurling and the awarding of a penalty for fouls that deliberately deny goal-scoring opportunities may end u(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan tackled by Galway’s Adrian Tuohy  late in the All-Ireland quarter-final at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The head of the GAA’s referees development committee Willie Barrett has spoken forcefully in favour of measures to deter cynical play, which have been(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely celebrates after the game at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Limerick 0-30 Waterford 0-19 Two years after they had bridged the 45-year gap to their previous All-Ireland, Limerick delivered an awesome display to(...)

Gearóid Hegarty: scored seven points from play in an outstanding personal display for Limerick at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

They are who we thought they were. As Jackie Tyrrell was writing in these pages only last Friday, there are plenty of years when the heroes of the All(...)

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