‘Bubbles are very easily burst’

His father Dave was on the bench, his uncle Rod on the 40, and sure enough three-year-old Jack Guiney was in the stand that fateful September 1, 18 years ago.

Anthony Daly: You can take the painful defeats, but when you just don't turn up — it's desperate stuff in your head.

Daly looks to make up for painful Leinster final flop to Kilkenny

Anthony Daly is hoping the bitter memories of Dublin’s systems failure against Kilkenny in the Leinster final will provide the spur for his side to come out on top against Tipperary in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final in Thurles.


Ryan lauds Treaty composure as switches have desired effect

Limerick manager Brian Ryan was happy that his side hadn’t panicked at any stage of the replay, allowing them to overhaul Waterford without needing to score goals.


Thurles not Model venue for Devereux

Wexford chairman Diarmuid Devereux claims the decision to stick with Thurles for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals is further proof the county ‘will never get any help from Croke Park’.

UP FOR GRABS: Limerick's Robbie Hanley battling for the ball with Waterford's Patrick Curran and Shane Ryan in last night's Munster MHC final replay in Thurles.

Limerick blitz shakes off Déise

Electric Ireland Musnter MHC final replay
Limerick 0-24 Waterford 0-18

Eamon O'Shea, Tipperary manager

O’Shea wary of Tipp old boys

All-Ireland SHC quarter-final
Tipperary v Dublin
Sunday: Semple Stadium (4pm)
Referee: Brian Bavin (Offaly)

Limeick's Paudie O'Brien against Dublin, March 2013.

Limerick under no illusions of the huge task on hand, admits O’Brien

All-Ireland SHC quarter-final
Limerick v Wexford
Sunday: Semple Stadium, 2pm
Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)

Damien Hayes, Galway

Last two years ‘a disaster’ for Galway, says Hayes

Former All-Star Damien Hayes has described the performances of Galway over the past two years as ‘a disaster’.

Derek Lyons

Déise so focused for final replay

Electric Ireland Munster MHC final replay
Waterford v Limerick
Tonight: Semple Stadium 7.30pm


Beary hails Wexford’s progress

Limerick senior hurling selector Paul Beary says Wexford’s hurlers have provided the "story of the Championship" with their thrilling wins over Clare and Waterford in the last two weeks.


Tasty derby in sunny south-east

And then there were seven.


Meyler wary of tough task facing Courceys

In each of the previous two seasons since their promotion to the senior hurling grade in Cork, Courcey Rovers have lost the first round before winning their second match.


Galway manager’s job up for grabs

A major doubt has emerged about Anthony Cunningham continuing as Galway hurling manager, with clubs in the county seeking nominations for the position.


Collins pulls out all the stops

Cork 3-18 Waterford 0-16
Underdogs Cork completed a comprehensive destruction of a Waterford side backboned by 10 senior panellists last night, even though they were reduced to 14 players for the final 16 minutes.


Cunningham to rescue for Clare

Clare 5-19 Tipperary 1-25
Having been left traumatised at the end of 160 minutes against Wexford, it’s questionable how Clare’s hurling following would have reacted to a second extra-time defeat in five days.


Mahony desperate to win big for Derek

Waterford’s Padraic Mahony says it is time for the Déise hurlers to front-up and accept responsibility for their performances, claiming the panel have been too willing to allow manager Derek McGrath shoulder much of the recent criticism levelled at the group.


Lester keeping a close eye on cousin Liam

It’s a waiting game for Lester Ryan and his Kilkenny colleagues to find out their All-Ireland semi-final opposition on August 10.


Tipp out to close gap on Clare, says Connolly

Munster U21 HC semi-final
Clare v Tipperary
Tonight: Cusack Park, Ennis (7.30pm)
Referee: C McAllister (Cork)

Peter Queally

Senior calls give Déise headache

Munster U21 HC semi-final
Waterford v Cork
Tonight: Walsh Park (7.30pm)
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary)

Patrick Cronin

‘Down to the wire’ for Cronin to make semi-final

The availability of Cork captain Patrick Cronin for next month’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final will "go right down to the wire," selector Johnny Crowley has revealed.


Canning joins chorus seeking hurling black card

Hurling 2020 committee member Ollie Canning has backed calls for the introduction of the black card, claiming players are being too severely punished for innocuous fouls.