Cillian Buckley: “It’s turning into a fierce game of athleticism and fitness. It’s probably suiting me, and it is a place I enjoy playing.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s now 31 days and so many hours since Kilkenny collected their 70th Leinster hurling title without much fuss, and it would appear that several posi(...)

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 manager Brian Cody: has been impressed by a dogged Limerick side. Photograph:  Inpho/Cathal Noonan

August falls and Kilkenny are where they want to be. This time last year they were kicking their heels, watching from afar as the big festivals of the(...)

Brian Cody led his Kilkenny team to Leinster final victory over Dublin this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Brian Cody has rejected the characterisation of Dublin’s players as “manufactured hurlers”, condemning the phrase as condescending and completely wro(...)

Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly: pulled up in training, reportedly with a back injury. His place at centre forward is taken by Mark Kelly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/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 (...)

 Kilkenny hurler Michael Rice has suffered a knee injury. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny’s Michael Rice has once again succumbed to injury woes after suffering a suspected cruciate ligament injury at a training camp with the Natio(...)

Kilkenny’s Mark Kelly battles with Shane Fives of Waterford at Nowlan Park last Sunday. Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

It may or may not come as some relief for Wexford to hear that Kilkenny are still “settling on a team”. Manager Brian Cody has alread(...)

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(...)

What does it take to finish off a wounded Kilkenny? A consistent run of hurling matches without the litany of injuries of previous campaigns was all D(...)