Donegal fall: A dejected Bernard Brogan near the end of the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

What man could argue with Bernard Brogan’s assertion; it hurts more when you’ve left something behind. He means football. Life seems fine. Busy morni(...)

Kieran Joyce and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher tussle for possession in the crunch half-back area during yesterday’s final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

With four minutes left and Tipperary aching for something, for anything, Bonner Maher finally got the ball in his hand heading for goal. If Eamon O’Sh(...)

Kilkenny’s  J Delaney celebrates at the end of the replayed All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

“JJ’s hook, you could talk about that forever.” So said Brian Cody to the gallery. And you really could, so we will. They are content to live it all (...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid scores past Cathal Barrett, James Barry and goalkeeper Darren Gleeson of Tipperary but the goal was disallowed. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Power and the glory go to Kilkenny
  • Hurling
  • September 27, 2014, 18:32

Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14 In the end, Kilkenny did it the old-school way. They took all the frippery and revelry of the drawn game and choke(...)

Tipperary’s Noel McGrath. “He’s probably the most elusive player currently playing the game. You see him on the ball at wing-forward and in the very next play, he seems to be in full-forward again.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Four minutes into the second half of the drawn game, Noel McGrath wheeled away out of a scrum on the Kilkenny 45. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw(...)

Kieran Joyce: named at centre half instead of  Brian Hogan in the Kilkenny team to face Tipperary in the All-Ireland SHC final replay. Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny make three changes for Saturday’s All-Ireland hurling final replay against Tipperary in Croke Park but Henry Shefflin’s bid for a 10th All(...)

Tipperary’s Lar Corbett gets away from Paul Murphy of Kilkenny during the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Sometimes the mercurial among us are perfect. But some days they wake from slumber with a coldness, uninspired and unable to rediscover greatness. (...)

 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has made three changes for the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has made three changes for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final, drafting Eoin Murphy, Walter Walsh and Richie Power into th(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody urges on his charges during last Sunday’s memorable victory over Limerick. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the middle of the second half of the hurling on Sunday, you could see the rain starting to come in sideways and the people in the stands were runni(...)

Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy and Graeme Mulcahy of Limerick struggle for the ball in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In those elemental last 10 minutes on Sunday, Kilkenny were in all-hands mode but some of them got closer to the pump than others. Brian Hogan got on (...)