Jim O’Brien at work in his Tipperary workshop on hurleys that will be used by some of the Tipperary players in the All-Ireland final. Photo: Bryan O’Brien

“Have you got those two 35s?”Mark Dowling is almost furtive in the way he asks his father Brian to pass out the two freshly-fashioned hurleys that are(...)

Kilkenny’s Tommy Walsh is beaten to the ball by Dublin’s David O’Callaghan in Portlaoise. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kilkenny 0-16: The end of a dynasty story can wait until next Saturday’s meeting with Tipperary, but Kilkenny lost to Dublin tonight in c(...)