Galway SHC deferred

The last round of group games in the Galway SHC have been deferred to allow the county senior hurlers prepare for their Leinster SHC campaign.

Blanket defence is taking enjoyment out of hurling, says Callanan

Seamus Callanan isn't a fan of the sweeper system which is creeping into hurling.

Offaly sweat over skipper

Offaly manager Eamonn Kelly has revealed that their captain Colin Egan is in a race against time to be fit for the Leinster SHC quarterfinal against Laois.

English blasts detractors

Carlow manager Pat English believes that the county will find it hard to progress unless everyone pulls in the right direction.

Ryan seeks silverware

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has set his first goal for the championship season and that is to win the Munster title.

Clare defender underwent emergency surgery in Austria after league final

Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald has revealed that exciting young defender Oisín O'Brien underwent emergency surgery on a punctured lung in an Austrian hospital earlier this month.

Westmeath U21's now 9/2 to win Leinster after creaming The Cats

The Lake County are now 9/2 from 50/1 to win the Leinster U21 crown whilst they are 40/1 to go all the way and lift the Cross Of Cashel trophy.

Kearney denies quit rumours

Daniel Kearney has denied rumours that he has quit the Cork panel after Sunday's Munster SHC quarter-final defeat to Tipperary at Semple Stadium.

'Our resources are small, but they have very big hearts'

Westmeath senior hurling manager Michael Ryan says he had anticipated a big performance from the county's U21s this summer.

Past injury spurring Collins on

Galway corner-back David Collins has admitted that he would be retired if it weren't for the career-threatening injury he suffered back in 2007.

'There were a few tears in the stands'

Westmeath chairman Sean Sheridan has heaped praise on the county's U21 hurlers following their remarkable win over Kilkenny yesterday evening.

Opinion: will Westmeath finally get the credit they deserve?

Westmeath hurling has been involved in a number of 'shocks' at inter-county level in the last 12 months, but their wins have been somewhat marred by the 'inquests' held by their losing opponents. By Stephen Reilly.

Clare and Waterford suffer Munster semi-final setbacks

Clare will be without key stars John Conlon, David McInerney, Conor Ryan and Aaron Cunningham for their Munster SHC semi-final against Waterford on Sunday week, June 5.

Leinster U21 HC: huge upset as Lake County stun Cats!

An astonishing scoreline from Mullingar tonight, where Westmeath have eliminated Kilkenny from this year's Leinster U21 HC - 1-11 to 0-12.

Picture: this sums up Westmeath's bravery

Westmeath stunned hurling aristocrats Kilkenny in the Leinster U21HC this evening and the bravery of midfielder Warren Casserly summed up their efforts.

Leinster U21 HC: Doyle delivers as Barrowsiders oust O'Moore men

James Doyle's 58th-minute goal proved crucial as Carlow beat Laois at Dr Cullen Park tonight, 1-17 to 1-15.

Leinster U21 HC: Kelly on song as Faithfuls ease past Lilywhites

Oisin Kelly's hat-trick of goals helped Offaly to a crushing 5-22 to 1-12 victory over Kildare at Newbridge.

Broken hand rules Hogan out of Dubs date

Richie Hogan has revealed he will definitely miss Kilkenny's Leinster SHC semi-final date with Dublin.

Cork hurling is in crisis, admits coaching officer

Cork's coaching officer Kevin O'Donovan has conceded that hurling is in crisis in the Rebel County in the wake of last Sunday's dismal Munster SHC defeat to Tipperary.

Team news: Stapleton and Collier missing for Laois U21s

Laois will be without senior panellists Colm Stapleton and Ciaran Collier for tonight's Leinster U21HC encounter with Carlow at Netwatch Cullen Park (throw-in 7.30pm).

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Wednesday 25 May

Leinster U21HC quarter-finals
Westmeath 1-11 Kilkenny 0-12, Cusack Park - FT
Carlow 1-17 Laois 1-15, Netwatch Cullen Park - FT
Kildare 1-12 Offaly 5-22, Newbridge - FT

Sunday 22 May

Munster SHC quarter-final
Tipperary 0-22 Cork 0-13, Semple Stadium - FT

Leinster SHC round 3
Carlow 2-15 Westmeath 0-22, Netwatch Cullen Park - FT
Offaly 3-19 Kerry 0-20, O'Connor Park - FT

Christy Ring Cup semi-final
Kildare 0-21 Meath 1-21, Newbridge - FT