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(...)

Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrrell and Andrew Smith of Galway square up last week at O’Connor Park. Smith and Iarla Tannian will have to ensure they focus primarily on their hurling in the replay if Galway are to prosper. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It became a cliché going into last week’s match that Galway are unpredictable but even so what happened still managed to surprise. As I said immediate(...)

Gráinne Seoige, Brian Kennedy, Clodagh McKenna and Síle Seoige at the launch of McKenna’s  book

Homemade: Irresistible Recipes for Every Occasion, Clodagh McKenna’s kitchen manual with recipes and tips for running an efficient kitchen as well as (...)

Brendan O’Carroll at the world premiere of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie at the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin,  last night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Brendan O’Carroll believes Father Ted awoke the British to Irish comedy and tellingly, it was the first thing he said when asked to account for the h(...)

Some of those who attended a vigil in memory of babies who died at mother and baby homes across the State. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Several hundred people attended a vigil in memory of babies who died at mother and baby homes across the State outside the Dáil tonight. The vigil w(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly leaves Offaly’s  James Rigney behind at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Kilkenny 5-32 Offaly 1-18A non-event in Nowlan Park. Kilkenny didn’t spare the horses at any point and ran out 5-32 to 1-18 winners over a desperate O(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody watches his side beat Galway in the National Hurling League Division One semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Even if they’re surrendering home advantage this time round there is nothing unfamiliar about Kilkenny’s presence in another A(...)

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin and David Collins battle for possession during the Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final at the  Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-16 Galway 0-15 Kilkenny swept through the first of today’(...)

Galway captain Joe Canning will start on the bench in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final against Kilkenny in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway captain Joe Canning will again start on the bench for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against defending champions Kilkenny in(...)

Kilkenny’s Mark Kelly battles with Shane Fives of Waterford at Nowlan Park last Sunday. Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

It may or may not come as some relief for Wexford to hear that Kilkenny are still “settling on a team”. Manager Brian Cody has alread(...)