Kilkenny captain Joey Holden lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup after his side beat Galway in the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 1-18 It started with the promise of a memorable contest but by the final whistle Kilkenny had proved beyond quibble their endurin(...)

TJ Reid is one of four Ballyhale Shamrocks players to return to the Kilkenny side for Sunday’s Division 1A releagtion play-off with Clare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny have wheeled out the big guns for Sunday’s Division One A relegation play-off against Clare. As expected manager Brian Cody has given instant(...)

Clare’s Conor Ryan and Pádraig Walsh of Kilkenny in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at  Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A league table where the teams look like they’re huddling together for warmth can only come about because of games like this. Bitty and careles(...)

Kilkenny's Richie Hogan comes under pressure from Michael Walsh and Shane O'Sullivan of Waterford. Photograph: Lorraine O'Sullivan/Inpho

Moral victories not having much currency in the county, Kilkenny will be well happy to have secured their first points of the Allianz Hurling L(...)

Tipperary's Lar Corbett scores a goal. Photograph: Lorraine O'Sullivan

The biggest hurling rivalry in recent times produced enough heat at Thurles to energise a small crowd of 5,697, as Tipperary did just enough fo(...)