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(...)

Kilkenny’s Aidan Fogarty is tackled by Galway’s Andrew Smith at O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17 An intriguing but predictable encounter in Tullamore ended with yet another affirmation of Kilkenny’s almost feral instinct(...)

Richie Power’s penalty  raises the green flag at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-22 Waterford 2-16(After extra-time, Kilkenny 1-12 Waterford 0-15 after normal time)Brian Cody is pulled from the debris of shattered bodies(...)

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(...)