DJ Carey pictured during this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup at Limerick IT where he coached IT Carlow. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny hurling legend DJ Carey believes the concussions he suffered during his playing career have affected his health in recent years The 44-year-(...)

Willie O’Connor of Kilkenny holds possession ahead of Waterford’s Anthony Kirwan during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final of 1998 at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

When it all ended Kilkenny’s Charlie Carter recalled, in his biography, “I’ve rarely been as happy to hear a final whistle.” Next weekend will be 17 y(...)

Richie Hogan: “We were totally blown away . . .Galway just came with, and they do it every couple of years, an attitude that they would beat all the teams in the country put together.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The faceless men of Kilkenny, it turns out, are brimming with character. But we always knew this. We just didn’t see the idiosyncrasies until Eddie (...)

Number 33 Leinster Wood, at Carton House outside Maynooth overlooks the 18th green

It was once all the rage to have a weekend bolthole in a luxury golf resort, and mix with the rich and famous at the first tee. Today many of these l(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan was last year’s Hurler of the Year. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The school where Richie Hogan teaches on Dublin’s northside is about 10 minutes on a bike from the Clontarf seafront where we’ve arranged to meet. Thi(...)

His marksmanship, his ball-winning, his passing, his tenacity, his temperament and, perhaps best of all, his instinct for delivering the plays that simultaneously steeled his Kilkenny team mates and withered the belief of opposing counties. He worked like a demon and hit hard. He made Kilkenny seem invincible. 6:24

Sixteen years at the heart of the fastest game and it has gone by in a flash. Noon tomorrow – March 25th – will find him sitting in Langton’s hotel(...)

Mary I’s application to postpone Fitzgibbon Cup quarter finals has been rejected. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Fitzgibbon Cup weekend will go ahead in Limerick IT this weekend. This has emerged after an application by Mary Immaculate College to the Dispute(...)

DIT’s Tommy Doyle battles with Paul Flaherty of LIT during their Fitzgibbon Cup round two clash. DIT now face Mary Immaculate in the quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Carlow IT have been ejected from this week’s quarter-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup after fielding an ineligible player in the round-robin win over Lime(...)

The  property has  a balcony overlooking the 18th green where the Ryder Cup was played

The K Club property bought by Kilkenny hurling legend DJ Carey and his former partner, entrepreneur Sarah Newman, for about €3 million in 2005 has gon(...)

TJ Reid: Kilkenny’s designated penalty-taker  believes the existing penalty rule is still the better option. Photograph: Inpho

When a hurler like TJ Reid questions the validity of the new penalty rule proposal there may be still the need for further adjustment. Reid actually r(...)