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(...)

Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrrell and Andrew Smith of Galway square up last week at O’Connor Park. Smith and Iarla Tannian will have to ensure they focus primarily on their hurling in the replay if Galway are to prosper. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It became a cliché going into last week’s match that Galway are unpredictable but even so what happened still managed to surprise. As I said immediate(...)

Michael Fennelly has been ruled out of the Kilkenny side for  Sunday’s Leinster SHC semi-final against Galway. Photograph:    James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny suffered a late setback before Sunday’s GAA Leinster hurling semi-final against Galway in Tullamore with the news that former Hurler of the Y(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly leaves Offaly’s  James Rigney behind at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Kilkenny 5-32 Offaly 1-18A non-event in Nowlan Park. Kilkenny didn’t spare the horses at any point and ran out 5-32 to 1-18 winners over a desperate O(...)

Galway captain Joe Canning will start on the bench in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final against Kilkenny in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway captain Joe Canning will again start on the bench for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against defending champions Kilkenny in(...)

Cork’s Stephen White and Conor Lehane celebrate the final whistle of the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final againsty Kilkenny.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They strolled out of the tunnel in ones and twos to watch Clare beat Galway. Compact men, so notably conditioned, their faces unfamiliar to the genera(...)

Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin with James Woodlock of Tipperary during Saturday’s Hurling All-Ireland senior championship qualifier at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

KILKENNY 0-20 TIPPERARY 1-14: The King lives and so do Kilkenny. In a deliver or die scenario, on a beautiful Saturday night in an emotionally charged(...)

Dublin’s Paul Ryan scores a goal against Galway during yesterday’s Leinster senior hurling final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This was a fantastic achievement by Dublin and also genuinely exciting for hurling. I’m fully convinced they’re now serious contenders such has been t(...)

 Conal Keaney was one of the many men to shine for Dublin in their win over Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Other than Richie Power, no Kilkenny forward had a shot from play in the second half of Saturday’s game. Point being, this was all about Dublin. It wa(...)