Lester Ryan’s league form has been a revelation for Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

The abiding rivalry of last year is already on a second episode for this season. Galway got the remedial win over the champions early in the ca(...)

Ger Aylward has impressed in Kilkenny’s attack in the last couple of league games and will be pushing for a place in the championship team. Photo: Inpho

Tuesday evening, not long past six o’clock. The lobby of the Clyde Court Hotel on Lansdowne Road gurgles with pre-match hubbub. Within a few ho(...)

John Meyler, the Carlow hurling manager, thinks there should be two top divisions of seven teams each. Photograph: Inpho.

Six of one will always be a half dozen of another, although hurling would be better served by having two top divisions of seven, according to C(...)

Clare’s Conor Ryan and Pádraig Walsh of Kilkenny in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at  Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A league table where the teams look like they’re huddling together for warmth can only come about because of games like this. Bitty and careles(...)