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(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan fires past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy to score the game’s opening goal.
Croke Park Timeline

3mins: First blood to Tipperary, as Shane McGrath catches the ball on the run and strikes it perfectly between the posts at the Hill 16 end. Tipperary(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Power prepares to fire home Kilkenny’s first goal against Tipperary at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fifty-eight minutes in and the game is still there for either county and Pádraig Maher has just been bustled over the sideline for a Kilkenny line bal(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Séamus Hickey (right) takes to the field for Limerick’s All-Ireland semi-final against Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho.

One category of spectator that can find it hard to appreciate All-Ireland finals is members of teams beaten in the semi-finals. Limerick hurlers ha(...)

Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrell and Tipp’s Patrick Maher struggle for possession with Paul Murphy in close attendance. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport is a soft touch for mythologising, Gaelic games among the softest and within GAA hurling to a greater degree than football. It’s a frequently he(...)

 Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy and Brian Hogan get to grips with Patrick Maher of Tipperary during the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I don’t think anyone can accuse me of exaggeration in suggesting this was one of the truly great games of hurling . . . possibly the best final EVE(...)