TJ Reid is one of four Ballyhale Shamrocks players to return to the Kilkenny side for Sunday’s Division 1A releagtion play-off with Clare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny have wheeled out the big guns for Sunday’s Division One A relegation play-off against Clare. As expected manager Brian Cody has given instant(...)

Henry Shefflin: nothing was left undone, no question left dangling

Late last Wednesday week, Andy’s Bar, Main Street of Ballyhale. The club’s sixth All-Ireland title, won the day before, is being celebrated. Wisps (...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks’ Henry Shefflin and  Eoin Reid go for a high ball in the All-Ireland club final against Kilmallock. They scored five points between them. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks 1-18 Kilmallock 1-06Ballyhale don’t always win Kilkenny and when they do, don’t always win Leinster. Play them in Croke Park how(...)

Joey Holden (right) in action against Dan Currams of Kilcormac/Killoughey in the AIB Leinster Club Senior Hurling  Final at  O’Moore Park in  Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Some young hurlers approach the All-Ireland club final with terrifying wonder, and then there’s Joey Holden. He’s approaching Croke Park with Ballyhal(...)

 Joseph Holden of Ballyhale Shamrocks is shadowed by Gort’s Gerard Quinn in Tullamore. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan / Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-17 Gort 1-15Ballyhale Shamrocks have lined up yet another St Patrick’s Day parade after booking their place in the All-Ireland (...)

Anthony Daly: “I think we have to trust our referees and make them better, not be giving out stupid bookings for stuff that I don’t think were yellow cards.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Anthony Daly believes the proposal to replace players that receive two yellow cards won’t make it through Congress. The former Dublin and Clare manage(...)

TJ Reid: Kilkenny’s designated penalty-taker  believes the existing penalty rule is still the better option. Photograph: Inpho

When a hurler like TJ Reid questions the validity of the new penalty rule proposal there may be still the need for further adjustment. Reid actually r(...)

Lar Corbett is delighted that Eamon O’Shea has stayed on for another year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

As the list of intercounty retirements continues to stretch, each county is hoping that one of there own isn’t up next. At 33-year-of-age and with 14 (...)

 Kilkenny’s  Richie Hogan with his 2014 GAA GPA All Star award and Hurler of the Year award at the 2014 GAA GPA All Star Awards at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny and Tipperary emerged from Friday night’s presentation of the GAA GPA All Stars, sponsored by Opel, at Dublin’s Conv(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and Cathal Barrett of Tipperary at close quarters in the 2014 All Ireland final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Kilkenny, understandably, dominate the 2014 hurling All Star nominations. It became a case of who to exclude. For the third year in a row the All-Irel(...)