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(...)

Waterford’s Kevin Moran with Will O’Donoghue of Limerick during the All-Ireland final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Will O’Donoghue tiptoes around the issue and then greets it face on. Any new rule aimed at tackling cynical play or other so-called dark arts of hurli(...)

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(...)

Limerick’s Séamus Flanagan celebrates after the final whistle of the All-Ireland SHC Final against Waterford at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick 0-30 Waterford 0-19 The least predictable year has ended with the champions most people fancied at the start. The virus upended everything e(...)

Neil Montgomery has been named in the Waterford side for Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Limerick. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Waterford have made one change for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final with Limerick. Neil Montgomery of Abbeyside comes in for his first championship (...)

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 15/11/2020Waterford vs LimerickWaterford’s Jack Fagan with Barry Nash of LimerickMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Limerick 0-25 Waterford 0-21 It wasn’t quite what we had been expecting but Limerick eventually put their foot down and sealed back-to-back Munster h(...)

Limerick’s Pat Ryan has his shot saved by Brian Hogan of Tipperary. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 3-23 Tipperary 2-17 The winter championship bared its teeth in Pairc Uí Chaoimh with Cork doubling as Atlantis on Sunday evening. In horrend(...)

Cathal Mannion with Kilkenny’s Paddy Deegan at Nowlan Park. The Galway man gave a master class in forward play during the Leinster championship clash. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The hurling landscape certainly changed at the weekend but it also took on a familiar look. Both Limerick and Galway answered sceptics with performanc(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely: expecting his side to get back to full strength after injuries. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

After all the shadow-boxing, the hurling league moves on to something approaching full-contact sparring this weekend. While it will still be a fair di(...)

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