Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan: will be back for the relegation play-off against Clare at Nowlan Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

DIVISION 1 QUARTER-FINALS Offaly v Tipperary, O’Connor Park, 3.0 – Offaly’s season has marked an improvement on last year and their prospects might h(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling: was sent off after two minutes against Offaly at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-21 Offaly 1-21 A straight red card for Shane Dowling inside the first two minutes left Limerick with too big a mountain to climb against O(...)

Shane Dooley inspired Offaly’s win over Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-21 Offaly 1-21Shane Dooley inspired Offaly to yet another win over Limerick as his side caused a big upset at the Gaelic Grounds.The game h(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning in action against Kilkenny’s Conor Fogarty and TJ Reid last summer. He will miss out on the clash  at Pearse Stadium due to injury. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Today Division 1 A Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 5 pm – Ger Cunningham’s opening chapter as Dublin manager could not be more assured. Crisp, accurat(...)

“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(...)