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(...)

The Clare players return to the dressing rooms after the defeat to Kilkenny in Nowlan Park last weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clare will have six days to dust themselves off before travelling back to Nowlan Park for Sunday’s Division 1A relegation play-off. Kilkenny pulled of(...)

Galway’s  Joe Canning: his recent return strengthens the side  but the balance of motivation – for Dublin, a possible return to Nowlan Park for a relegation play-off – favours a Dublin win. Photograph: Inpho

Allianz Football League Division Two Galway v Laois, Tuam Stadium, 2.0 – Two teams going in different directions over the past couple of weeks: Laois’(...)

Richie Hogan and Cillian Buckley will be rested for Kilkenny this weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Holders Kilkenny will be significantly under-strength for Sunday’s Division 1A match against Clare in Nowlan Park. Hurler of the Year Richie Hogan, wh(...)

 Pádraic Maher claims the sliotar ahead Tipperary team-mate  Ronan Maher and Kilkenny’s  Walter Walsh and Richie Hogan during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

TIPPERARY 2-22 KILKENNY 1-13 It’s always a bit pointless describing Allianz League matches the following spring as “revenge” or “consolation”(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his team will be looking for a first league win of the season when they host Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Today Division 1A Clare v Dublin (Cusack Park, 3pm) nWell, it’s not as if there is any other sporting fixture of interest on at this time.(...)

Kilkenny’s Paul Mulrphy tackles Galway’s Jonathan Glynn at Pearse Stadium in Galway. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The Kilkenny hurling team have become such a model of consistency that any time they suffer two defeats in a row eyebrows are raised. But as th(...)

  Colm O’Driscoll tackles Kerry’s Anthony Maher during his side’s 11-point win over their rivals. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Cork and Kerry through the looking glass: what did the result mean? But what did it really mean? To those of uncomplicated disposition Cork handed th(...)

Galway and Kilkenny players battle for possession during the Allianz Division 1A Hurling League match  at Pearse Stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 0-20 Kilkenny 0-18The prodigal from Portumna returned to settle nerves and a league win for Galway against the All-Ireland champions on a turbu(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe, Chris Chrummy and Colm Cronin battle for possession against Matthew Ruth and Brian Kennedy of Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

DUBLIN 0-25 KILKENNY 3-11 What might be described as a lively afternoon at Nowlan Park ended with Dublin, who had led at one stage by 14 points, hangi(...)