In waiting: in the three games Kilkenny have needed to make it to the final, Cody has used just eight substitutes. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

As the drip-drip news of Kilkenny retirements came over the winter, the caveat went that only JJ Delaney would be departing the scene as a starter.(...)

Noel Skehan, former Kilkenny goalkeeper,  in Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

Some people keep their Christmas decorations up all year to save the hassle of taking them down. In Kilkenny, they may as well leave their black-a(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh:  “Every player wants to be playing, but if someone is going better than you they deserve to be playing.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Around 8pm on Friday evening, Brian Cody will assemble the entire Kilkenny hurling squad in the upstairs meeting room adjacent to Nowlan Park. In his (...)

Ger Aylward scores a goal against Wexford. “Never any doubt in my mind that he would play at some stage,” says Richie Hogan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It wasn’t those ageing doyens that kept Ger Aylward at bay. Nor was he the best kept secret of Kilkenny people. Just held up by circumstances beyond h(...)

Along with a framed certificate from the Kilkenny city council, the All-Ireland medals fetched €40,000.

Last week the GAA passed a little-discussed landmark when Fonsie Meally Auctioneers in Kilkenny knocked down an All-Ireland hurling collection for wha(...)

“When we entered the awards we were selling 100,000 units a year,” says Aerogen CEO John Power. “This year we will do one million units and we have treated more than two million patients overall so far.”

Tweak Founded by serial entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly, the 2012 service category winner is a web-based service that puts design and graphics c(...)

Accountant Alan Hynes: a disciplinary tribunal of Chartered Accountants Ireland found he had been in breach of codes of ethics and principles guiding the profession in relation to, among other matters, integrity, competence and truthfulness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Multiple findings of professional misconduct have been made against Wexford accountant Alan Hynes by a disciplinary tribunal of Chartered Accountants(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and Cathal Barrett of Tipperary at close quarters in the 2014 All Ireland final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Kilkenny, understandably, dominate the 2014 hurling All Star nominations. It became a case of who to exclude. For the third year in a row the All-Irel(...)

John Byrne, smart networks manager with ESB Networks: “Our aim is that by 2027 we will have an active electricity network that maximises renewables usage”

In the not too distant future consumers may be able to choose to use electricity at different prices at varying times of the day and night thanks to t(...)

Henry Shefflin with his young son Henry after Kilkenny’s final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. The legendary Ballyhale man won a record tenth All-Ireland medal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They won the year at around tea-time on Saturday evening in Ireland. They won it when tables were being set in thousands of houses and the pubs wer(...)