Dublin manager Ger Cunningham saw his side lose out on two scorable frees due to new advantage rule in their one-point Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Cork.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin manager Ger Cunningham was in an awkward position. His team had sustained an agonising, one-point defeat at the end of a match they appeared t(...)

Richie Hogan of Kilkenny scores his side’s first goal during the All-Ireland Hurling semi-final against Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-13 Limerick 0-17They may have missed the big day in 2013, but Kilkenny showed their championship credentials haven’t diminished.The Cats ro(...)

Kilkenny’s Aidan Fogarty is tackled by Galway’s Andrew Smith at O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17 An intriguing but predictable encounter in Tullamore ended with yet another affirmation of Kilkenny’s almost feral instinct(...)

TJ Reid scores the first of his two goals past Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan during the Leinster SHC semi-final replay at O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17Kilkenny restored order to their season having made all the right changes before this evening’s GAA Leinster hurling semi-fin(...)

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(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan gets away his shot despite the challenge from Tipperary’s Brendan Maher during Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One  final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny 2-25Tipperary 1-27In the end it was one piece of quick thinking and clinical execution that separated the sides. TJ Reid’s short line (...)

Clodagh McKenna will take part in Ireland’s biggest barbecue competition at Riverfest in Limerick this weekend. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Hurling League final Old rivals Tipperary and Kilkenny will face off in Semple Stadium in Thurles at 3.30pm on Sunday. The Cats beat Galway(...)

Cork’s Michael O’Sullivan and Patrick Horgan with Gavin O’Mahony of Limerick during last weekend’s NHL Division IB opener at Páirc Uí Rinn: “If this was a championship match and we were heading for a replay we’d be tipping Limerick for victory the next day out,” was John Allen’s verdict on the draw. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Well, the hurling season is off and running and if last weekend’s honest endeavour was an indication of what’s to come then we want more . (...)

Referee James Owens issues Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer with a red card after he was given a second yellow. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s just over three-and-a-half years since the GAA rolled out details of the ‘Respect’ initiative, described by then president Christy Cooney as “the(...)

Dublin and Cork teams shake hands before the game. Photograph: Inpho.

That was as good and as exciting a game I’ve ever seen in this the best hurling championship of my lifetime. Didn’t think I’d say that about a Cork Du(...)