Kilkenny’s Enda Morrissey and Cillian Buckley in action against  Lee Chin and Rory O’Connor of Wexford during the  Leinster SHC round-robin  match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-22 Wexford 1-18 On a broiling night in Kilkenny, the Leinster Championship spoke up for itself at last. A rollicking encounter ended with (...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion, Conor Whelan and Brian Concannon in action against  James Maher of Kilkenny.   Photograph: Oisín Keniry

Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11 It used to be that on fine days, Salthill was hellish only for its traffic. On this evidence it is set to become quite the (...)

Joe Canning and Galway supporters celebrated in Croke Park. “Sick of hearing about Galway. Sick of looking at them at the All Stars last year. Sick of the image of David Burke lifting the cup . . .” Photograph:  Inpho

The years when you don’t win the All-Ireland never leave you. I’ve said it before here – the likes of 2010 and 2013 will always be etched into my memo(...)

 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody watched his team win another national title on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Like the old line about the French Revolution, it’s too early to say what the 2018 National Hurling League tells us about anything. Kilkenny are the (...)

Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley lifts the league trophy at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-23 Tipperary 2-17 Just after half-time in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final – or maybe during it – Tipperary entered the Twilight Zone(...)

 Tipperary’s Ger Browne and Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley during the Division 1A  league clash at Nowlan Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League Final Kilkenny v Tipperary, 3.30, Nowlan Park [Live, TG4] On a sunny afternoon, temporarily disrupting the apocalyptic weath(...)

Martin Keoghan: “He’s a very underrated player, massive energy levels and work-rate, abrasive in the tackle, high-octane and a real Brian Cody player.”  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Watching Kilkenny against Wexford last weekend, I had to laugh to myself at some of the things they were trying. The tactical shift going on in this (...)

Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley: “I suppose we’ve had to try and adapt to the different formats and different formations that you’re coming up against on the field.”   Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

In the eight weeks between losing their opening two games and making the Allianz Hurling League final, there was something different inside the Kilken(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Leahy in action against Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 2-21 Neither side was at full strength and the Allianz Hurling League still has all to play for both of them but this could h(...)

Clare’s Ian Galvin, Shane O’Donnell and John Conlon with Ronan Maher of Tipperary in last week’s Allianz Hurling League match at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY  (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) Allianz HL Division 1A Tipperary v Waterford  Semple Stadium (Live, Eir Sport 2) Although Tipp(...)

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