Dublin’s Liam Rushe, Chris Chrummy and Colm Cronin battle for possession against Matthew Ruth and Brian Kennedy of Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

DUBLIN 0-25 KILKENNY 3-11 What might be described as a lively afternoon at Nowlan Park ended with Dublin, who had led at one stage by 14 points, hangi(...)

Dublin’s Conal Keaney and Kilkenny’s Matthew Ruth in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-25 Kilkenny 3-11What might be described as a lively afternoon at Nowlan Park ended with Dublin, who had led at one stage by 14 points, hangin(...)

Liam Rushe is back playing in the full-forward position for the Dublin hurlers. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Liam Rushe thought that after six years his days of positional experimentation were over, having played everywhere from corner-forward back to midfiel(...)

Dublin’s Danny Suttcliffe evades  Kieran Bergin of Tipperary during the Dubs Allianz League win. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Unpredictable as ever, unvarnished as you like, the Allianz Hurling League coughed back into action over the weekend with the bookies’ favourites goin(...)

Dublin’s Danny Sutcliffe gets ahead of Tipperary’s Kieran Bergin during the Allianz Hurling League Dviaison One A clash at Parnell Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 2-20 Tipperary 0-14Ger Cunningham got his Dublin management career off to a flying start in Parnell Park, as his team overpowered All-Ireland f(...)

Galway’s Dean Higgins is tackled by Ryan O’Dwyer of Dublin during the Walsh Cup final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Galway 1-22 Dublin 1-20   Anthony Cunningham wants Galway’s second Walsh Cup title to act as a springboard to a successful season,(...)

New Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Some people have been tempted to describe Tommy Dunne as the first backroom casualty of the new season, although there is nothing contentious about h(...)

Dublin’s Eamonn Dillon with Brian Carey of DIT during the  Walsh Cup clash at Parnell Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 4-20 DIT 1-12 A couple of old reliables got the new Ger Cunningham era with Dublin off to a flying start.Liam Rushe and Eamonn Dillon swooped (...)

 Paul Ryan (right, in action against Kilkenny) returns to the Dublin line-up and Tipperary will be wary of his ability if they infringe close to goal. Photograph: Inpho

It’s difficult to oppose Tipperary. In the familiar surroundings of their Thurles citadel, bolstered by the momentum of largely freewheeling, high -s(...)

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,(...)