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(...)

Henry Shefflin will be starting out on his 15th season with the Kilkenny senior hurlers when he lines out against Clare in the counties’ opening National Hurling League game tomorrow. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has followed through on his undertaking to try out new faces in this season’s league. For Sunday’s match against All-Ir(...)

Clara’s Shane Prendergast and James Nolan celebrate their team’s win at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Clara 1-15 Carrickshock 2-10A late Lester Ryan goal saw Clara blast their way to the Kilkenny senior hurling title.Midfielder Ryan came forward to dri(...)

 Clara’s Lester Ryan and Keith Hogan tackle PJ Rowe of St Gabriel’s (London) in last year’s AIB All-Ireland intermediate hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In Kilkenny, a senior county medal can be the most elusive prize of all. When Clara and Carrickshock parade around Nowlan Park in tomorrow’s showpiece(...)

Cork’s William Egan tackles Colin Fennelly of Kilkenny at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

CORK 0-19 KILKENNY 0-14: In the most fantastic, unpredictable hurling championship perhaps ever, Kilkenny are no more. With shades of 1999, yet even m(...)

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin is sent off by referee Barry Kelly during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork 0-19 Kilkenny 0-14: In the most fantastic, unpredictable hurling championship perhaps ever, Kilkenny are no more. Of course it was Cork, a new C(...)