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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Hurling

This week
29th January 2023 - 1st February 2023
# Dates For Diary
GAA TV coverage features six live games in packed league weekend schedule
All-Ireland hurling champions Limerick are amongst the teams televised this weekend.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Shamrocks Stars
History, team brilliance and star players - why Ballyhale are the greatest hurling club of all
The Kilkenny side continue to raise the bar.
# response
'Croke Park looks tired but we now know what it can and can't take' - GAA reacts to criticism
It’s hoped that the condition of the surface will return to normal when the schedule of events eases and the weather improves.
# Hurling Kings
Eoin Cody fires 1-5 as Ballyhale shake off Dunloy challenge to land All-Ireland title
The Kilkenny champions won by seven points in Croke Park today.
Last month
January 2023
# Saturday Night Lights
Galway and Wexford claim Walsh Cup wins, Derry beat Tyrone to lift Dr McKenna Cup title
Here’s how this evening’s pre-season provincial GAA action unfolded.
# Shamrocks Stars
How TJ and Colin bridged Ballyhale's generation gap to attain hurling immortality
Whether staying behind after training or enticing teammates back from America, record-breakers Reid and Fennelly have set the standards on and off the field for Ballyhale Shamrocks.
# Land down under
Cork player Mark Keane returning to Australia to resume AFL career
Keane won an All-Ireland junior club hurling medal last weekend in Croke Park.
# Fitzgibbon Cup
Barrett key as UCC hold off Maynooth, title holders UL claim opening 13-point win
More hurling action tonight in the Fitzgibbon Cup.
# Target
After four All-Ireland losses, the Antrim club aiming to take down Kilkenny giants
Dunloy will be hoping to make history against Ballyhale Shamrocks
# classic
TU Dublin defeat UL on penalties in seesaw thriller, while other four Sigerson games postponed
Only one third-level football match went ahead tonight — and it went all the way to 80 minutes and beyond.
# Honours Students
Rising stars - 9 players to watch in the 2023 Fitzgibbon Cup
The Fitzgibbon Cup kicks off on Wednesday evening, with MTU Cork hosting University of Galway, and SETU Carlow facing Mary Immaculate College.
# Reaction
No comment from Kiely over alleged disciplinary incident involving Limerick hurler
The Limerick boss also confirmed Diarmaid Byrnes has gone travelling for a short period.
# pointing the way
Hayes lands winning point as Cork see off Limerick in Munster league clash
John Kiely’s side were back in action for the first time in 2023.
# No Go
All-Star goalkeeper rules out Waterford return in 2023
Stephen O’Keeffe stepped away from the Déise in late 2020.
# Walsh Cup
Niland points the way as Galway blitz Dublin in second half
Galway booked their place in the Walsh Cup final with a nine-point win over Micheal Donoghue’s Dubs.
# The Climb
'We have no shop and no pub' - The clubs from Mayo and Sligo chasing All-Ireland hurling glory
Tooreen and Easkey will be marching on Croke Park this weekend.
# Last Four
Midleton, Cashel and Thurles all book places in Dr Harty Cup semi-finals
The semi-finals will take place on Saturday 21 January.
# Moving Forward
Late scoring run powers All-Ireland champs Ardscoil Rís into Dr Harty Cup semi-finals
The Limerick school had five points to spare over their Templemore opponents.
# Under Construction
Walsh Park unable to host Waterford home games as redevelopment begins
It is hoped that the venue will be available to host Waterford club championship games in the summer.
# canon o'brien cup
Funds for Dillon Quirke charity to be raised in Cork hurling pre-season game
Cork play UCC tomorrow night in the Canon O’Brien Cup.
# Up and Running
Niland grabs 0-17 as three-goal Galway make winning start to 2023
The Tribesmen had too much firepower in the end against a gutsy Westmeath.
# too strong
Cork hit 2-30 as they claim opening Munster hurling league win over Kerry
Pat Ryan saw his team begin their Group B pre-season campaign with a win.
# Rebels
New Cork hurling boss Pat Ryan selects side to face Kerry in first game in charge
Cork travel to Tralee tomorrow night.
# New commute
Eoin Kelly's excitement for Waterford challenge and admiration for game-changer Shefflin
Eoin Kelly’s first game as Waterford selector comes against his native Tipperary tonight.
# Have your say
Poll: Who do you think will win the All-Ireland senior hurling title in 2023?
Can Limerick be stopped?
# Rising Stars
Eight young hurlers to watch in the 2023 season
Who are the young hurlers to keep an eye on this year?
Last year
2022
# Fast Eddie
Tipp club swoop to bring in Eddie Brennan as manager
Kilkenny great will manage Moycarkey-Borris in 2023.
# Moving On
2022 goodbyes: Eight hurlers who retired from inter-county action this year
Many counties head into 2023 without losing any of their elder statesmen but others were not so lucky.
# book extract
Limerick Leaders - 'When it is your child out there, this rearing thing within just kicks in’
The drama of Limerick’s hurling breakthrough in 2018 is recalled in this extract from ‘A Biography In Nine Lives – Limerick’.
# Adrian O'Brien
Coaching masterclass: Clare and Cork county winner's top tips for success
Adrian O’Brien has been recruited to join Brian Lohan’s Clare backroom team in 2023 after a year in which he coached Ballyea and St Finbarr’s to county hurling titles.
# Wipe the slate clean
Nickie Quaid: 'What you've done last year isn’t going to stand for anything next year'
For Nickie Quaid, the evolution in puck-out strategy has meant a greater change for numbers 10 to 15.
# Pat Bennett
‘I was at all Waterford’s games. I know the story. I just think it wasn’t as bad as people say’
Pat Bennett doesn’t think Waterford had a “bad season” in 2022.
# Damien Cahalane
‘Patrick Horgan will play hurling for Cork as long as he wants to play hurling for Cork’
As Cork embark on another campaign to end their All-Ireland drought, Damien Cahalane says he wouldn’t swap his three Munster medals for anything.
# Setback
Knee injury set to rule Coleman out of Cork senior hurling plans for 2023
The 2017 All-Star is set to be sidelined.
# Final bound
'There was a lot of questions about this team' - Ballyhale power on to reach All-Ireland final
Manager Pat Hoban paid tribute to his players.
# Dunloy
'Croke Park is a special place' - Antrim champions celebrate after stunning Galway winners
Dunloy have secured a final place for the fifth time in the club’s history.
# Croker Calling
Mayo, Cork and Sligo clubs book All-Ireland club hurling final places
Tooreen, Ballygiblin and Easkey all won in today’s semi-finals.
# Onwards
Limerick's Monaleen clinch All-Ireland hurling final spot after two late goals
Monaleen overcame Wicklow’s Bray Emmets in the All-Ireland intermediate semi-final at O’Connor Park.
# Tipp Top
Tipp legend Paudie Maher set to take club reins in 2023 - report
Maher will combine his first foray into club management with his role as inter-county selector.
# Analysis
Hurling styles contrast: The key areas for Ballygunner and Ballyhale's showdown
Hurling analyst Sean Flynn takes a closer look at tomorrow’s Croke Park showdown.