Limerick’s Cian Lynch: one of the three nominees for the Hurler of the Year award along with Galway duo Joe Canning and Pádraic- Mannion. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Limerick’s rise to the top of the hurling world after an enthralling championship is reflected in the nominations for this year’s PwC All Stars awards(...)

Limerick’s Tom Morrissey celebrates scoring a late point. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Limerick 0-27 Kilkenny 1-22 That’s the way to make history. Limerick came to Thurles on Sunday afternoon seeking a first championship win over Kilken(...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan wins a high ballduring the Leinster SHC final against Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-18 Galway 0-18 Draws and replays: there are always some for whom they beat the alternative but working out who got what out Sunday’s Leins(...)

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 (...)

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