Brian Whelahan: The young Kilkenny players are “relishing the thought of carrying on the tradition that has gone  before them.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Losing four players, 28 All-Ireland medals between them, in the space of a week - you’d imagine Kilkenny will struggle to immediately replace that wel(...)

Kilkenny’s Aidan Fogarty and Brian Hogan celebrate after the 2012 All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hot on the heels of David Herity and Tommy Walsh, the latest Kilkenny duo of Brian Hogan and Aidan Fogarty have announced their intercounty hurling re(...)

 Henry Shefflin is introduced as a late second-half substitute against Tipperary. Cody has opted to start the nine-time All-Ireland winner on the bench again for the replay. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Less than an hour after his incandescent championship debut in the 2012 All-Ireland final replay against Galway, Walter Walsh responded to a question (...)

Kieran Joyce: named at centre half instead of  Brian Hogan in the Kilkenny team to face Tipperary in the All-Ireland SHC final replay. Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny make three changes for Saturday’s All-Ireland hurling final replay against Tipperary in Croke Park but Henry Shefflin’s bid for a 10th All(...)

“Twitter carried the news that Henry was available to play in the semi-final game against Galway. Brian, though, not one of the Twiteratti I’d guess, held him in reserve.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

So there we have it. Kilkenny and Tipperary meet again. In 2010 Tipp smothered Kilkenny’s ‘drive for five’ with a very convincing final performance.Th(...)

TJ Reid celebrates scoring the first goal of the game for Kilkenny against Galway. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We thought we’d seen Galway’s true form last week when they were being comfortably beaten by Kilkenny in the final stages of the first match. They wer(...)

Kilkenny’s Aidan Fogarty is tackled by Galway’s Andrew Smith at O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17 An intriguing but predictable encounter in Tullamore ended with yet another affirmation of Kilkenny’s almost feral instinct(...)

TJ Reid scores the first of his two goals past Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan during the Leinster SHC semi-final replay at O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17Kilkenny restored order to their season having made all the right changes before this evening’s GAA Leinster hurling semi-fin(...)

Richie Power’s penalty  raises the green flag at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-22 Waterford 2-16(After extra-time, Kilkenny 1-12 Waterford 0-15 after normal time)Brian Cody is pulled from the debris of shattered bodies(...)

Waterford’s Kevin Moran scores the equaliser during normal time during the All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Kilkenny at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-22 Waterford 2-16 (aet): So, somehow, The Cats go marching on, Kilkenny still refusing to lay down their hurls just yet, thanks to a typica(...)