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(...)

Kilkenny held on against Carlow at Dr Cullen Park to reach the Leinster U’21 hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny 2-14 Carlow 2-12 Carlow Under-21 hurlers put in a storming second half display, outscoring hot favourites Kilkenny 2-4 to 0-5 in a rousing Bo(...)

Kilkenny’s Ger Aylward scores his third and his side’s fifth goal at yesterday’s Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny and Tipperary may have been late into the action in this season’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship but their respective performances a(...)

Liam Dunne: “We expected a lot of ourselves. We felt we were very well prepared. But obviously some things weren’t right.” Photo: James Crombie/ Inpho

“We were fierce unlucky, weren’t we,” said Liam Dunne, calling on the black humour which has sustained Wexford hurling on days like this. A rough week(...)

 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(...)

The intercounty retirements of Brian Hogan, Henry Shefflin and Tommy Walsh are a huge loss, not just to Kilkenny, but hurling at large. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

At last hurling championship time is with us. In the closed season (Yes, I know, what closed season?) we’ve been kept mildly entertained by the usual (...)

Kilkenny hurling legend Henry Shefflin never experienced sledging on a hurling field in the course of a glittering career. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In a game played with sticks it’s less likely that names will ever hurt you, although in his 16 years of intercounty hurling, Henry Shefflin was never(...)

The Kieran’s team celebrate with the Croke cup - their 20th time to win it. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Thurles CBS (Tipperary) 1-12 St Kieran’s College (Kilkenny) 1-15The wall of fame at St Kieran’s will have a new addition in the coming days. Kilkenny’(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has described Henry Shefflin as the best he has ever seen. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has paid tribute to retired Kilkenny record holder Henry Shefflin, describing him as the best hurler he’d ever seen.Speaki(...)

Kilkenny trainer Fr Tommy Maher with Ted Carroll, Fr Tommy Murphy and Eddie Keher.

Former GAA president Nickey Brennan has paid tribute to the late Monsignor Tommy Maher, who passed away this week at the age of 92. Brennan, an(...)