Henry Shefflin: will line out for Ballyhale Shamrocks against Clara in the Kilkenny county final on Sunday. Photo:Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There will be a little more at stake than just a Kilkenny hurling championship when Clara take on Ballyhale Shamrocks at Nowlan Park on Sunday. The K(...)

Rower Inistioge star Kieran Joyce  pictured at the launch of the AIB GAA Club Championships in Dublin. “We’ve only come up from intermediate last year, and I suppose that still creates a good bit of momentum and excitement.” Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Nearly one month later and Kieran Joyce is still trying to figure out how he ended up man- of-the-match in the All- Ireland hurling final replay. Jo(...)

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 27/9/2014Kilkenny vs TipperaryKilkenny Manager Brian Cody with Tipperary manager Eamon O'Shea after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Officially they are still weighing up their options although both All-Ireland final hurling managers – Brian Cody and Eamon O’Shea – are now expected(...)

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(...)

Henry Shefflin with his young son Henry after Kilkenny’s final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. The legendary Ballyhale man won a record tenth All-Ireland medal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They won the year at around tea-time on Saturday evening in Ireland. They won it when tables were being set in thousands of houses and the pubs wer(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan fires past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy to score the game’s opening goal.
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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 celebrate victory over Tipperary in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final 2014 replay at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In the end it was a case of back to basics. Kilkenny went away from the drawn match convinced they needed to improve like they did for the All-Ireland(...)

Kieran Joyce and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher tussle for possession in the crunch half-back area during yesterday’s final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

With four minutes left and Tipperary aching for something, for anything, Bonner Maher finally got the ball in his hand heading for goal. If Eamon O’Sh(...)

 Henry Shefflin is introduced as a late second-half substitute against Tipperary. Cody has opted to start the nine-time All-Ireland winner on the bench again for the replay. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Less than an hour after his incandescent championship debut in the 2012 All-Ireland final replay against Galway, Walter Walsh responded to a question (...)

 Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin clashes with Tipperaryh’s  Paddy Stapleton during the drawn final at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Follow that. The current All-Ireland hurling championship concludes – barring another replay – in Croke Park this evening having gifted posterity one (...)