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Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh comes under pressure from Tipperary’s Séamus Kennedy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland SHC final, Kilkenny v Tipperary, Croke Park, 3.30 After all of the liberation theology of the past two years, Sunday’s All-Ireland hurlin(...)

This weekend marks 21 years since TJ Reid’s first appearance in an All-Ireland programme.

On Sunday, TJ Reid captains Kilkenny into the All-Ireland final. It’s a fitting finale to his year. He has been outstanding on the unlikely journey th(...)

Colin Fennelly: the  four-time All-Ireland winner’s extended family is steeped in the proud successful tradition of Kilkenny hurling. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Asked about the connections, Ned Quinn, retired chair of Kilkenny GAA, puts it straightforwardly. “In the broader sense it is definitely passed down (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates at the final whistle in 2006. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

2006 All-Ireland final – Kilkenny 1-16 Cork 1-13 Cork were in hot pursuit of a three-in-a-row but as favourites hadn’t beaten Kilkenny since 1978. Co(...)

Kilkenny’s goalkeeper Eoin Murphy in their  All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final against Limerick at  Croke Park on July 27th. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Eoin Murphy (Glenmore) Age: 29 Position: goalkeeper SHC debut: June 9th, 2013 v Offaly Honours: All-Ireland SHC 2011, ’12 (as panellist) and 2014 and (...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton clashes with Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor during the 2017 All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Curbing Fenton’s influence will be one of Mayo’s key priorities. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, 5.0 (Live, RTÉ2 and Sky Sports Arena) So after all the ins and outs of the championship, the h(...)

Referee Seán Cleere looks on as Wexford and Tipperary players clash during  the All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Twenty years ago this championship season saw the first introduction of red and yellow cards, which had its teething problems in an at the time notori(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh in action against Limerick’s  Dan Morrissey at Croke Park. “Limerick are such a physical team and they have huge work-rate so we knew the effort was going to have to be massive.”  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Walter Walsh is no stranger to Brian Cody’s mastery of delivering the unexpected. His senior inter-county career began with a typical selection coup b(...)

 Séamus Callanan scores Tipperary’s goal during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final victory over Wexford at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 1-28 Wexford 3-20 The now almost traditional end-of-July adrenalin boost was completed in Croke Park on Sunday with another All-Ireland hur(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates at the final whistle of the All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s all of 14 years and 11 matches, including the 2016 replay, since Brian Cody had to come in to the post-match media conference after an All-Irelan(...)

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