Ipswich’s Stephen Hunt in action against   Charlton Athletic: his understandable comments sparked a firestorm of abuse.  Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

It didn’t take the firestorm of abuse that erupted in response to Stephen Hunt’s perfectly unexceptional original column to demonstrate yet again that(...)

Kilkenny’s JJ Delaney was one of the greatest defenders in the history of the game. Here he keeps a close hold on Waterford’s Stephen Molumphy. Photography: James Crombie/Inpho

It is a moment that matters now nowhere other than deep in the souls of Galway hurling people, in particular those thousands sitting in the tiers of t(...)

Kilkenny legend JJ Delaney has announced his hurling retirement at the age of just 32

The recent spate of inter-county retirements continues with news of JJ Delaney’s decision to hang up his hurl at the top level. The Kilkenny player, r(...)

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(...)

Lar Corbett is delighted that Eamon O’Shea has stayed on for another year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

As the list of intercounty retirements continues to stretch, each county is hoping that one of there own isn’t up next. At 33-year-of-age and with 14 (...)

“It has been a great honour for me to have been part of the Kilkenny squad for the past seven years.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Five-time All-Ireland winner David Herity has retired from the Kilkenny panel aged 31. The former All Star nominee spent his first three years (...)

Tipperary’s Lar Corbett and Tommy Walsh of Kilkenny in action in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“A fierce nice fella off the field, he played a tough game on the field, and there’s no getting away from the fact that he’s one of the best player(...)

“I would like to thank Brian Cody for his loyalty throughout all my years with Kilkenny and for believing in me as a player.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny’s nine-time All-Ireland winner, and previously nine-time consecutive All Star, Tommy Walsh has announced his retirement from the inter-county(...)

Henry Shefflin: will line out for Ballyhale Shamrocks against Clara in the Kilkenny county final on Sunday. Photo:Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There will be a little more at stake than just a Kilkenny hurling championship when Clara take on Ballyhale Shamrocks at Nowlan Park on Sunday. The K(...)