Ballyhale’s Henry Shefflin with Shane Prendergast of Clara as the teams battled for the Kilkenny title. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Ballyhale 1-20 Clara 1-13 Ballyhale Shamrocks showed the calibre of champions as a composed first-half performance helped them march to a 15th Kilkenn(...)

Henry Shefflin: will line out for Ballyhale Shamrocks against Clara in the Kilkenny county final on Sunday. Photo:Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There will be a little more at stake than just a Kilkenny hurling championship when Clara take on Ballyhale Shamrocks at Nowlan Park on Sunday. The K(...)

Conor Dwyer dressed as Henry Shefflin at the Kilkenny team’s homecomingcelebrations. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ten times now in the age of Brian Cody and Henry Shefflin, Kilkenny have made triumphant homecomings such as the one which brought over 15,000 of thei(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and Padraic Maher close down Colin Fennelly of Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hurling works the way Brian Cody and Kilkenny mould it. This we know only too well.A joyless, emotional and engaging Eamon O’Shea is followed into the(...)

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(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly gets his shot away as Dublin’s  Stephen Hiney moves in during the Leinster SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9Reconstructed, slightly remodelled but the interior of these Kilkenny hurlers looks much the same. Defeat to Dublin, and Cork,(...)

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(...)

Conor Lehane clears Clare’s John Conlon out of the picture as Anthony Nash  makes his way up the field to take a penalty during last year’s drawn All-Ireland final.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paul Flynn, the former Waterford All Star and during his career one of the deadliest free takers in hurling, summed up the drama of an Anthony Nash pe(...)

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(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher exchanges greetings with Kilkenny’s  TJ Reid after the National League final in Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Hurling is the game that just keeps on giving. After last year’s magnificent championship campaign where one great match was followed by another, this(...)