“David Kenny is a guy who has had very long-term injuries and you know it’ll be next year before a decision is made with him as regards to whether he’ll be able to partake.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Offaly captain David Kenny will decide upon his intercounty future during the Christmas period as he continues his rehabilitation from the ongo(...)

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(...)

Current Offaly manager Brian Whelahan: HIS outstanding contribution to Offaly’s All-Ireland hurling championship victory was recognised with the award of the two hurler of the year citations. pHOTOGRAPH: iNPHO

The All Star season is upon us. There will be criticisms of whatever teams are announced; some of these will be temperate and reasonedbut others won’t(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates on of his two goals in the All-Ireland SHC Round two Qualifiers at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Not for the first time, Tipperary’s desire to gauge where they are is complicated by sticky issue of who they are. Still hurling’s little girl with 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 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(...)

JJ Delaney: the multi-decorated and outstanding defender will man the full back berth for Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill

The arrival of Sky Sports has drummed up more interest in this fixture than might otherwise have been the case given the disparity between the counti(...)

Aidan O’Shea: starts at midfield with his brother Séamus for Mayo against Roscommon. Photograph: Inpho

Gavin Duffy has not been named in the Mayo football panel by manager James Horan for Sunday’s Connacht football semi-final against Roscommon at Dr (...)

Offaly manager Emmet McDonnell is hoping the return of the likes of Brian Darby can boost his team. Photograph: Inpho

“Nah, I think morale is good,” says Emmet McDonnell, with a not entirely convincing expression, and a more than subtle hint of the brave face.It’s wha(...)

Offaly hurling manager Brian Whelahan says the Sky deal is a very brave step by the GAA. Photograph: Inpho

Offaly hurling manager Brian Whelahan fears the GAA’s new broadcasting rights deal with Sky has “the capability of opening up a huge can of worms,” al(...)