Kilkenny trainer Fr Tommy Maher with Ted Carroll, Fr Tommy Murphy and Eddie Keher. He was regarded as perhaps the most influential coach in the game. Photograph: kilkennygaa.ie

The death has taken place at the age of 92 of Fr Tommy Maher, the coach associated with Kilkenny’s emergence as the pre-eminent power in modern hurli(...)

Henry Shefflin has confirmed his retirement form inter-county hurling. Photograph: Inpho 6:24

Henry Shefflin has confirmed his retirement at Langton’s Hotel Kilkenny. He told a large gathering of media and members of the public that his decisio(...)

2011 final : John O’Keeffe and Shane McGrath get up close and personal  – Hard work had certainly brought out a formidable talent but Henry Shefflin had what all great players possess – the confidence and nerve to execute his skills under excruciating pressure

Although it appears obvious now that it’s about to happen, there was uncertainty about Henry Shefflin’s intentions since the end of last week’s All-Ir(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh holds off Colm Galvin during his side’s narrow victory over Clare. Photogaph: Inpho

If that wasn’t the first real sniff of summer, then God help our senses. The weather wasn’t bad either, although both Kilkenny and Clare must meet aga(...)

Referee Colm Lyons shows Jonjo Farrell of Kilkenny a red card against Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny’s Jonjo Farrell has been cleared of striking in the league match with Dublin last month. In a controversial decision during the first half of(...)

St Kieran’s 1-14 St Peter’s 1-6 St Kieran’s, Kilkenny, defending All-Ireland senior hurling colleges champions, struggled for best part of 40 minutes (...)

Liam Rushe is back playing in the full-forward position for the Dublin hurlers. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Liam Rushe thought that after six years his days of positional experimentation were over, having played everywhere from corner-forward back to midfiel(...)

 Brian Cody celebrates with JJ Delaney after Kilkenny beat Tipperary in the All-Ireland final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It seems Brian Cody is still coming to terms with the loss of JJ Delaney, admitting he’d “never seen a better defender”, and that he’d plenty more to(...)

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 (...)

Ireland’s Six Nations decider against France in Paris was the most watched sports event on Irish television this year. Photograph: Inpho.

The power of international sport to draw big television audiences has again been demonstrated this year. The GAA’s All-Ireland finals have come in i(...)