Shane Maloney scores Galway’s winning point against Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho

What an exciting time to be a hurler or a hurling supporter in Galway or Kilkenny, even more exciting if you’re a Galway senior hurler heading to Dubl(...)

Wexford’s James Owens will referee his first senior All-Ireland hurling final next month. Photograph: Inpho

Wexford’s James Owens will referee his first senior All-Ireland final when he takes charge of Kilkenny and Galway in next month’s final. From the Ask(...)

Laois manager Séamus Plunkett and top scorer Zane Keenan celebrate at the end of the Leinster SHC quarter-final against Offaly at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Laois 29 Offaly 21 Laois manager Séamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett played down any effect his resignation and return may have had on his side’s performance (...)

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(...)