Davy Fitzgerald: “This is still a very competitive division, trust me. We have to go down to Laois and to Limerick still . . .” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even with all his ducks lined up in near perfect order, Davy Fitzgerald still sees some misalignment with the Allianz Hurling League. The format, say(...)

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 (...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe returns from suspension to face Galway in the NHL at Parnell Park. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Sigerson Cup final UCD v DCU, Jordanstown, 2.30 DCU gathered the kudos with an impressive win against the hosts Jordanstown. Leading(...)

Waterford’s Tom Devine scores a goal against Cork in last year’s league Division One final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

As the Allianz Hurling League action continues into its second round at the weekend the question of what format best suits the competition has arisen.(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry is brought out to centre back with Tomás Hamill getting a run at full back against Dublin at Thurles. Photograph: Alan Betson
Weekend GAA previews

SATURDAY (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), O’(...)

Walter Walsh in action against Clare. Walsh played in all of Kilkenny’s league and championship games last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Every team has their own ambition going into Allianz Hurling League, and for Kilkenny it’s about ending the drought. After three successive league tit(...)

“I consider this a kangaroo court decision, led by a core group of players orchestrated with the help of others outside Galway, motivated by a desire to unjustly extend their lifespan as inter-county players, placing personal agendas above the greater good of Galway hurling.”

Anthony Cunningham’s departure as Galway hurling manager was always likely to be fractious given his desire to remain in the position and the refusal (...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan in action against Waterford in the recent All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Hogan has been fortright in his views on the current format of the league structure. Photograph: Inpho.

This is a drum I’ve beaten before but it needs to be beaten again. Why? Well a wide-reaching decision with fairly serious consequences for many hurlin(...)

Waterford’s Michael Walsh and Cormac Murphy of Cork in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division One Final at Semple Stadium. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford, as the county freely accept, hasn’t so gilded a history that they will take lightly any silverware let alone national titles but even by th(...)

Conor O’Sullivan has opted out of the Cork senior hurling panel. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Confirmation that Conor O’Sullivan has opted out of the Cork hurling panel has taken parts of the county by surprise given everything else appears (...)

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