Write Kilkenny defender Jackie Tyrrell off at your peril as the nine-time All-Ireland winner is back to full fitness and ready to reclaim his place in the side.
Antrim have revealed their hand for the Christy Ring Cup final replay encounter with Meath at Croke Park on Saturday.
Offaly will meet Dublin in this year's Leinster U21 hurling final - they whipped Carlow by 5-16 to 1-13 at Dr Cullen Park tonight.
Waterford manager Derek McGrath says Darragh Fives has a 50/50 chance of featuring against Tipperary in the Munster SHC final.
Offaly have named their starting team for tonight's Leinster U21 HC semi-final against Carlow.
TJ Reid reckons Richie Hogan is 50-50 to be fit for the 2016 Leinster SHC final.
Tipperary selector John Madden hopes the sending off of John 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer on Sunday can act as a learning curve for the Killenaule clubman this summer.
Wexford star Andrew Shore hit 1-10 in a club game last Saturday - six days before he's due to undergo surgery on anterior cruciate knee ligament damage.
Eddie McCloskey insists Antrim have learned their lesson from their original Christy Ring Cup final encounter with Meath.
Former Waterford star Jim Greene believes the powers-that-be have made the right call by fixing the Munster SHC final for the Gaelic Grounds.
Paul Murphy would be disappointed in his Kilkenny team-mates if they were not insulted by Ger Loughnane's comments about the quality of their panel.
Wexford manager Liam Dunne has been forced to come out and quash rumours that Ian Byrne has been dropped from the squad.
Wexford hurler Aidan Nolan is the latest player to join their ever increasing injury list ahead of the All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Offaly.
Joe Quaid has claimed that Limerick star Cian Lynch left the Semple Stadium pitch "visibly upset" after he was verbally abused by a spectator following last Sunday's Munster SHC semi-final defeat against Tipperary.
If Antrim win Saturday night's re-fixed Christy Ring Cup final, there will be teams from all four provinces contesting next summer's Leinster SHC.
Galway full back John Hanbury insists nothing untoward took place during the Tribe's Leinster SHC semi-final victory over Offaly.
Former Limerick hurler Stephen Lucey says the county's supporters should remain optimistic after Sunday's Munster SHC semi-final defeat to Tipperary.
Selector Pat Ryan says Saturday week's Qualifier against Dublin presents Cork's hurlers with a chance to "put a bit of pride back in the jersey".
Padraic Maher is braced for a stern test against Waterford in the Munster SHC final.
Tipperary lead the way on our hurling team of the week...
Ulster SHC Shield final
Donegal v Monaghan, Brewster Park, 12.30pm
Ulster MHC semi-finals
Down v Armagh, Owenbeg, 1.15pm
Antrim v Derry, Owenbeg, 3pm
Christy Ring Cup final replay
Antrim 5-17 Meath 4-21, Croke Park - FT
Leinster U21HC semi-final
Carlow 1-13 Offaly 5-16, Netwatch Cullen Park - FT