Tom Morrissey

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Limerick’s Aaron Gillane celebrates his goal at Croke Park on Sunday.  Photograph: Tom Honan

The writing was on the wall at an early stage. We knew that this final was going to be about Limerick because if they brought their best, their A game(...)

 Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty scored the first goal of the game to set  his county up for perhaps their finest hour yet. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Early warning If Cork were going to produce an upset, they needed to limit mistakes as much as possible against a team as fancied as Limerick. Unfort(...)

On several occasions against Waterford Tom Morrissey was able to get a good touch with his hand and then unshackle himself with physical power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There’s no doubt that Cork are on an upward swing and that the win over Kilkenny will have accelerated that. They have a couple of things going for th(...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes, Seán Finn and Richie English celebrates winning a free against Darragh Fitzgibbon of Cork during the Munster semi-final at Semple Stadium in July. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland senior hurling final: Limerick v Cork, Croke Park, Sunday, 3.30 – Live on RTÉ 2 and Sky Sports Arena. The power of tradition: for all tha(...)

Limerick 2021: Before the semi-final against Waterford. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne. All other photographs by Inpho team

1 Nickie Quaid Nickie Quaid Club: Effin. Age: 32. Occupation: Teacher. Debut: 2010 v Cork A model of consistency and one of the best(...)

Stephen O’Byrnes (right) with  Eamonn Rea (left), a member of Limerick’s 1973 All-Ireland winning team, and current goalkeeper  Nicky Quaid in Citywest Hotel in 2018 after Limerick’s All-Ireland win.

Last Wednesday’s episode of Reeling in the Years on RTÉ One featured the year 1994. The brief hurling segment about the All-Ireland final between Lime(...)

Limerick’s Barry Nash and Shane Kingston of Cork, two players more than comfortable with the new demands of modern hurling. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The recent retirements of Joe Canning and Brendan Maher as well as Cork’s eclipse of Kilkenny last weekend have signalled the end of an era. It’s be(...)

Shane Kingson: his  introduction worked wonders for Cork in the second half against Kilkenny as he produced an outstanding personal display, firing a string of points from play. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

After Saturday, there was a temptation to wonder whether it was worth Kilkenny’s and Cork’s while turning up for this semi-final given the awesome nat(...)

Limerick’s Aaron Gillane celebrates scoring a goal during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Waterford at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Limerick 1-25 Waterford 0-17 Sometimes, there’s just no answer. You may as well try to stop a bullet train by semaphore. Waterford came to Croke Park(...)

Ger Hegarty: “There was nobody inside in our dressing room panicking. Yes, there was a few strong words said in terms of our performance needing to be upped drastically.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Reflecting on the Munster final, Hurler of the Year Gearóid Hegarty says that there were no panic stations at half-time. That may have been the case(...)

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