Ger Aylward scores a goal against Wexford. “Never any doubt in my mind that he would play at some stage,” says Richie Hogan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It wasn’t those ageing doyens that kept Ger Aylward at bay. Nor was he the best kept secret of Kilkenny people. Just held up by circumstances beyond h(...)

 Mayo footballers, senior Cillian O’Connor, minor Barry Duffy, and Kilkenny hurlers, minor Tommy Walsh and senior Michael Fennelly at the launch of the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor championshhips at Croke Park. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Michael Fennelly has emerged as a fitness concern ahead of Kilkenny’s Leinster hurling semi-final against Wexford in Nowlan Park this Sunday. A lowe(...)

 Tony Kelly is still Clare’s Mr Reliable what is now a mis-firing forward line. Photograph: James Crombie

This is a big weekend because the Munster championship is starting but how important is the actual outcome of tomorrow’s Clare- Limerick match in T(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan was last year’s Hurler of the Year. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The school where Richie Hogan teaches on Dublin’s northside is about 10 minutes on a bike from the Clontarf seafront where we’ve arranged to meet. Thi(...)

His marksmanship, his ball-winning, his passing, his tenacity, his temperament and, perhaps best of all, his instinct for delivering the plays that simultaneously steeled his Kilkenny team mates and withered the belief of opposing counties. He worked like a demon and hit hard. He made Kilkenny seem invincible. 6:24

Sixteen years at the heart of the fastest game and it has gone by in a flash. Noon tomorrow – March 25th – will find him sitting in Langton’s hotel(...)

Donal O’Grady: the 34-year-old has been reappointed Limerick captain for 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

He may or may not be on the list of endangered species, but at age 34, a family man, managing his own business, Donal O’Grady must be an exception to (...)

Chairman of the  Hurling 2020 Committee Liam Sheedy with GAA president Liam O’Neill at the launch of the committee’s report at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA’s 2020 Hurling review committee’s proposal to allow a player who would traditionally be sent off for receiving a second yellow card be substi(...)

  Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary collide in the drawn All-Ireland hurling final on September 7th at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Kilkenny 3-22 Tipperary 1-28, Croke Park, September 7thIn heaven, all hurling matches come down to the last puck. It’s not supposed to be like that ba(...)

Former manager Anthony Daly gave ‘six epic seasons’ to Dublin, said John Costello. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin chief executive John Costello has conceded the county’s senior hurlers lack the depth at the moment to mount a consistent challenge in champio(...)

Dublin CEO John Costello believes hurling would benefit from the introduction of the black card

Dublin chief executive John Costello has said that hurling would benefit from the introduction of the black card. In the course of a wide ranging a(...)