Kilkenny celebrate victory over Tipperary in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final 2014 replay at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In the end it was a case of back to basics. Kilkenny went away from the drawn match convinced they needed to improve like they did for the All-Ireland(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid scores past Cathal Barrett, James Barry and goalkeeper Darren Gleeson of Tipperary but the goal was disallowed. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Power and the glory go to Kilkenny
  • Hurling
  • September 27, 2014, 18:32

Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14 In the end, Kilkenny did it the old-school way. They took all the frippery and revelry of the drawn game and choke(...)

Lar Corbett: his movement will prove a real threat to Kilkenny’s defence again. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

This is still as evenly balanced as ever but the last three weeks must have been easier for Tipperary. They’ve fewer players with a back pocket full o(...)

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(...)

Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, seen here with J J Delaney in the 2012 semi-final against Kilkenny, is fit to take his place in Tipperary’s team for Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea has named an unchanged side for Sunday’s GAA All-Ireland hurling final against Kilkenny. This means that Michael Cah(...)

Tipperary’s Michael Cahill is battling to be fit for the All-Ireland final gainst Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA will investigate the unruly scenes in Limerick last Saturday during the All-Ireland football semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo. A ma(...)

Liam Sheedy: Tipp’s All-Ireland winning boss is confident of repeat success.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Tipperary’s 2010 All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy believes the county is primed for a repeat performance against Kilkenny at Croke Park on Sept(...)

 Tipperary’s Lar Corbett (left) reaches for the ball as  Lorcán McLoughlin of Cork tries to challenge. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This was an outstanding win for Tipperary. They dominated a hugely disappointing Cork and no one could have envisaged them having this match won as ea(...)

“Midfield is  another area of big improvement for Cork this year,” says Nicky English. “They were comprehensively outplayed by Clare at midfield in last year’s All-Ireland final so they went away and produced Aidan Walsh (right)”. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Last week’s semi-final was hard enough to predict, depending on where you came down on the balance between the dynamism and enthusiasm of Limerick and(...)

Cork captain Patrick Cronin: picked up the injury – a hairline fracture of the fibula – in training unknown to himself before the Munster final. Photograph: James Crombie/ Inpho

SEÁN MORAN Cork captain Patrick Cronin has recovered from injury to take his place in Sunday’s GAA All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Tipperary, (...)