Niall Burke

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Gearóid McInerney attempts to bottle up  Patrick Maher in last year’s semi-final. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

This is an ideal set-up for Tipperary. They’re going into an All-Ireland semi-final on the back foot with criticism ringing in their ears. They’re her(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning during the Leinster GAA senior hurling championship final, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

For me, Galway firmly restated on Sunday that they are the contenders for this year’s All-Ireland. For a while, Wexford put it up to them in their L(...)

 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(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath celebrates scoring his  goal. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-19 Galway 2-18 Like some weird game of chicken, this high-wire All-Ireland hurling semi-final may have been all the more exhilarating for(...)

Clare’s Podge Collins (centre) is also down to play football on Saturday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

ALL-IRELAND HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Clare v Galway Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm RTÉ 1 Considering the second of Sunday’s GAA All-Ireland hurling quart(...)

 Galway’s manager Michael Donoghue shakes hands with Kilkenny boss  Brian Cody after the league encounter in March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

HURLING (Seán Moran) SATURDAY All-Ireland SHC qualifiers – Round One Wexford v Offaly Innovate Wexford Park, 3.30, Live, RTÉ 2 This looks mo(...)

Robert Lennon is one of four changes Kilkenny have made for the Allianz Hurling game against Tipperary at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny have made four changes to the team that lost the county’s opening match of the Allianz Hurling League to Waterford for Sunday’s game against (...)

 Niall Burke of Galway impressed in the win over Cork. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Galway 1-27 Cork 1-21 These February hurling games in Salthill can be reduced to who makes better use of the inevitable wind. It was sunny and the fl(...)

Galway forward Jason Flynn: “I don’t think many players are remembered if you don’t win an All-Ireland; it’s as simple as that.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Six days after playing a central role in Galway’s incandescent All-Ireland semi-final win over Tipperary, Jason Flynn was back in maroon. The under(...)

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