Walter Walsh

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Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and Adrian Mullen vie for the ball with Mark Ellis and Stephen McDonnell of Cork during their All-Ireland SHC quarter-final clash at Croke Park. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-27 Cork 3-18 Once again, regardless of changing fashions in tactics and hurling, Kilkenny and Cork came to Croke Park and the less fancied(...)

TJ Reid is Kilkenny’s main danger man. Who can look after him for  Cork? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At the start of the year I was really impressed by Cork’s prospects but the very first game against Tipperary created doubts for me because I was surp(...)

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer in action against Clare during the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are a couple of points worth making about this weekend before looking at the matches. Huge crowds are expected in both Croke Park and Limerick b(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath eludes Limerick’s Richie English  during the Munster championship clash at Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Borrowing a metaphor from another sport, there was an element of shadow boxing to events in Thurles, a phony war where neither eventual winners Tipper(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh and TJ Reid in action against Kevin Foley and Paudie Foley of Wexford during the Leinster SHC round-robin game at Wexford Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Wexford 0-21 Kilkenny 1-18 We were asking Davy Fitzgerald what making the Leinster final meant to Wexford when Rory O’Connor came at him from behind (...)

TJ Reid: has been in superb form and will pose Wexford major problems in the crunch encounter at Wexford Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Even if the quality of hurling hasn’t been as impressive in the second year of the experimental championship, it’s hard to argue with a last weekend t(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and Galway’s Johnny Coen in action during last week’s Leinster championship clash at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster SHC round five Wexford v Kilkenny, Innovate Wexford Park, 7.0 One difference between great teams and good teams is that the former seem capa(...)

Dan Morrissey returns to the Limerick side for Sunday’s Munster round-robin hurling match against Tipperary. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland champions Limerick have done a spot of rotation for Sunday’s final provincial round-robin against the team of the championship so far, Tip(...)

Wexford versus  Kilkenny in 2017  – Wexford Park is without doubt the most hostile environment I have ever played in. The Wexford fans have the ability to create a real noise level, an eerie vibe to the place. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a bit of a World War II feel about the hurling championship, with battle being waged on two fronts – Eastern (Leinster) and Southern (Munster)(...)

Kilkenny’s Huw Lawlor tries to block Conor Whelan of Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Galway 3-20 Kilkenny 2-22 An old story that never wearies in the telling out West: Galway led this for the entire second half, plundering a timely co(...)

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