James Owens

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Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring his side’s third goal, a memorable individual effort, against Cork at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

 WATERFORD 4-19 CORK 0-20 Where to start? Cork, hot favourites and with the blood and bandages bandwagon in full cry, came to Croke Park as Muns(...)

Derek McGrath’s Waterford have been much better since losing to Cork in the Munster championship but there are still good reasons to believe that for all they could improve, it might not be enough to close the gap. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork v Waterford All-Ireland SHC semi-final, 3.30pm, Live RTÉ 1/Sky Sports In a disrupted week with the focus on today’s ’s GAA All-Ireland hurling s(...)

Even before the Sky deal, the number of live broadcasts was reduced by 10 because of the impact they were having on attendances at local club fixtures.  Photographer: Simon Bellis/Bloomberg

The report of the McNamee Commission in 1971 contained the GAA’s first detailed public consideration of the role of media, especially broadcast, in Ga(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan celebrates after the All-Ireland hurling qualifier win over Kilkenny at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Waterford 4-23 Kilkenny 2-22 (aet) It finished with Kilkenny raging in vain against the dying of the light, their best years surely now behind them, (...)

Shane Kingston of Cork celebrates scoring a goal against Tipperary in the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26 Having been apparently discontinued as a drama, Cork and Tipp reopened on Broadway to rave reviews. In Sunday’s GAA Munster (...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly faces off with Tipperary’s Michael Cahill in yesterday’s Allianz League hurling clash. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 2-17 Kilkenny 3-14 It was an all-but-perfect night’s hurling in Thurles on Saturday. Clearly neither side was at full blast so early in t(...)

Kilkenny’s Alan Murphy and Colin Fennelly with Michael Cahill and Pádraic Maher of Tipperary during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 2-17 Kilkenny 3-14  The crowd were nearly as exhausted as the players by the end of Saturday’s barnstorming All-Ireland final reunion (...)

Mayo’s Donal Vaughan is tackled by Dublin’s Brian Fenton in Sunday’s draw: “Nothing stings like turning up in an All-Ireland final and letting it pass you by.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As a player, the feeling after a drawn All-Ireland final is unique. There is no game in your career that you have put more of yourself into; then all (...)

Hawkeye in use during last Sunday’s thrilling All-Ireland senior semi-final between Waterford and Kilkenny.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

If a good day for a referee is to end it without being noticed, the Hawkeye official can’t really hide his work’s light under a bushel. That was espec(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan reacts towards Shane Prendergast of Kilkenny after scoring a point during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford, in these coming days, enter the realm of sports psychology. Some history: only time they ever beat Kilkenny in championship was the 1959 A(...)

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