Galway’s Seán Bleahene (third right) battles with  Damien Reck and Darren Byrne of Wexford during last night’s Bord Gais Energy Leinster Under-21 final at O’Moore Park, Co Laois. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 4-21 Wexford 2-26 (after extra-time) Galway, competing in their first Leinster U-21 championship, came from behind in the closing stages of e(...)

 Liam Ryan breaks Galway’s Niall Burke’s hurley during Sunday’s match in Croke Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Galway 0-29 Wexford 1-17 They mightn’t be accustomed to the role but in a summer of madcap eruptions, Galway continued to provide both stability and,(...)

 Galway’s Adrian Tuohey upends Harry Kehoe of Wexford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 0-29 Wexford 1-17 For a while there, Wexford had us going. They came to Croke Park as fairytale, carrying the ever-so slight whiff of believab(...)

Clongowes’ Sean McCrohan is tackled by St Mary’s duo  Niall McEniff and Daragh McDonagh during the Leinster Schools Senior Cup clash at Donnybrook. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CLONGOWES WOOD COLLEGE 24 ST MARY’S COLLEGE 14 It took a late penalty from Clongowes’ Ben O’Shea to shake off St Mary’s in the Leinster Senior Cup qu(...)

St Fintan’s Simon Feeney after his side’s agonising defeat to Clongowes Wood. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

Clongowes Wood College 31 St Fintan’s, Sutton 29 You would need to house a heart of stone not to feel a great deal of sympathy for St Fintan’s as th(...)

 Sam Hastings and Fineen Wycherley celebrate Cistercian College Roscrea’s victory over Clongowes wood in the semi-final of the     Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup at Donnybrook. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cistercian College Roscrea 24 Clongowes Wood College 18 The school which won the Leinster Senior Cup for the first time last year is one win away fro(...)

 Joseph Cooney of Sarsfields and Niall Healy of Craughwell battle for possession in yesterdays Galway Senior Hurling Championship Final. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Craughwell 0-12 Sarsfields 0-12 A draw was probably the best outcome to a Galway club hurling final between neighbours that never opened up (...)

Galway’s Jack Coyne gets away from Kilkenny’s Conor Doheny during the All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-26 Galway 2-20 (AET. Full-time: 0-18 to 1-15) Three times these stubborn Galway teenagers, jolted to life by the threat of what seemed the(...)