Kilkenny’s Jonjo Farrell dejected at the final whistle. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Plenty in Thurles to nourish hurling’s battered old soul. A league campaign that had often been a grind when it came to the business of scoring loosen(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates their first goal of the game against Kilkenny. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald would love the opportunity to repeat yesterday’s victory over Kilkenny later in the year. Any win over Kilkenny is nice,(...)

The Division 2 final will be contested by Meath and Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny and Galway will cross swords in the Irish Daily Star Camogie League Division 1 final but only after two dramatic semi-finals. The Noresiders(...)

Clare’s Davy Fitzgerald on the line with selector Donal Óg Cusack. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League semi-final: Kilkenny v Clare, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm (TG4) The ring masters here are as big an attraction as what will (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody: “There has to be a sense that everyone can make this team.” Photograph: Inpho

Although Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-finals in Thurles feature two counties from Division One B for the first time the most striking statist(...)

TJ Reid: “There certainly won’t be any pictures going up on the walls saying ‘Ger Loughnane this and Ger Loughnane that’”  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If Ger Loughnane is to be believed, then Kilkenny wouldn’t be winning anything these days without TJ Reid – although the player himself disagrees with(...)

Dublin will host Limerick in their Division One quarter-final in Parnell Park. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin, Wexford, Kilkenny and Clare have all been afforded home advantage in their Division One Allianz League quarter-finals. The GAA confirmed on(...)

Galway’s Aidan Harte tackles Kilkenny’s James Maher during their Allianz League clash. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-21 Galway 1-14 All-Ireland champions Kilkenny needed a late surge to see off Galway and earn the National Hurling League points at Nowlan (...)

Paul Murphy: originally a corner-forward and then midfielder, he has carved out a permanent spot at corner-back for himself on Brian Cody’s Kilkenny team. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Paul Murphy is talking attitude. He’s talking about it in the earnest, foot-perfect way that serious intercounty players talk about it. “It’s so cruc(...)

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The conversation probably won’t arise on the Tipperary team bus but the cold fact of the matter is that tomorrow, Tipperary will play against a Kilke(...)