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.


Frost relieved as Páirc Uí Chaoimh final goes off smoothly

Munster chairman Robert Frost admitted Sunday’s hurling final was one of the most challenging organisational feats faced by the provincial council.


Tipp in Thurles holds no fear for McCaffrey

Dublin captain Johnny McCaffrey said his team are relishing the prospect of going to Thurles to face Tipperary for an All-Ireland semi-final berth on Sunday week.


Páirc life — the alternate ending

A joyous red tide of humanity on the pitch afterwards, the skirl of the bagpipes, the Bould Thady Quill rambling and roving and the silverware being hoisted by — naturally — the home captain.

Lee Chin

Wexford riding on a wave of goodwill

Lee Chin is anticipating a sizeable Wexford crowd at Nowlan Park this weekend — but he won’t forget the diehards who cheered them on in Ennis last Saturday week.

Paudie O'Sullivan

Rebel redemption tastes so sweet for O’Sullivan

The Blackrock End wasn’t always so receptive to Paudie O’Sullivan, you know.

LARKING ON LEESIDE: Cork players and officials celebrate in the dressing room with the cup after defeating Limerick in the Munster SHC final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Picture: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Irrepressible Rebels rule Munster again

Cork 2-24 Limerick 0-24
A truly fitting final Munster championship game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday before the wrecking ball is brought in, ‘De Banks’ ringing out across the Lee and up through the wooded groves of Montenotte, as the Rebel thousands in the 36,075 capacity attendance celebrated a first provincial senior hurling title since 2006.


Fire back in Wexford as Clare tamed

Wexford 2-25 Clare 2-22 (after extra-time)
The familiar strains of Kenny Rodgers’ The Gambler emanated loud and proud from Wexford’s dressing room late on Saturday evening.


‘We’ll take a bit of beating’

Laois 4-9 Tipperary 3-17
This isn’t the first time Tipperary have secured a spot amongst the last 12 sides standing in the football championship, but there was something about this victory in Portlaoise that suggested it was somehow bigger and better than anything they have done before.


Emotional Davy reflects on the good, bad and the ugly

Proud. Peeved. Praising. Davy Fitzgerald was a bundle of emotions as he held court in the narrow dressing room tunnel under Wexford Park on Saturday evening.

FIRM GRIP: Cork's Alan Cadogan retains possession as he is challenged by Limerick's Tom Condon during esterday's Munster SHC final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh .Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Era ends as it began – with Jimmy and Cork kings of Munster

Perhaps we all forgot that part of the equation: the game.


High-flying Gort turn on the style

Richie Cummins hit two goals as Gort gave the performance of the weekend in the Galway SHC and are now sitting top of Group B, with two wins from two, after defeating Clarinbridge 4-10 to 1-9.


The goals were the difference: JBM’s relief as Cork end drought

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy pointed to Seamus Harnedy’s goal as the crucial score in the county’s first Munster title success since 2006.


Old grey bowl enjoys perfect swansong

Such is their unstinting grá for the old grey bowl, I half expected the Cork supporters to arrive with trowels and silver tins yesterday afternoon, ready and waiting at the final whistle to covet a piece of the Ballintemple venue.


Hipping and whipping as RTÉ panel give Páirc the fondest of farewells

The storied bowl has one more to tell. Chapter closed, with no pages left unturned for the proprietors.


Ryan to rescue for Déise

Limerick 3-14 Waterford 2-17
What is it about this Waterford minor outfit and their ability to spring impact substitutions when the need is greatest?


Blarney raise game to see off Tracton

Blarney 1-16 Tracton 0-15
Blarney lifted their game after a poor first half to beat Tracton in the second round of the Premier IHC at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.


Callanan punishment hard on Offaly

Tipperary 5-25 Offaly 1-20
It’s pretty stark, the difference in the scoring between these sides in this All-Ireland SHC qualifier from Portlaoise on Saturday last.