Colin Fennelly

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Corofin players celebrate their All-Ireland senior club final victory over Dr Crokes at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If these are the last club finals to be played on a St Patrick’s Day, at least they take their leave of the national holiday showing where the club ga(...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks players celebrate after their AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Final victory over St Thomas’ at Croke Park. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 2-28 St Thomas’ (Galway) 2-11  The great clubs regenerate on the job. Ballyhale picked up their seventh club All-(...)

Joey Holden: “I’ve no doubt that we’ll be a match for any team we meet later in the championship.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s a sign of hurling’s changing times that a return to Croke Park for Joey Holden brings queries about Kilkenny’s difficulties there. The defender’(...)

Ballygunner’s Stephen O’Keeffe is fouled by Mark Aylward and Patrick Mullen of Ballyhale Shamrocks in the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship hurling semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 1-15 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-13 TJ Reid says that having his return to the Kilkenny team delayed by another mon(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly in action against Johnny Coen of Galway during  the 2018 hurling senior championship final replay, at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is a view that, if not quite elitist, would be the preserve of a fortunate few. Colin Fennelly is looking forward to a crack at a third AIB All-Ire(...)

Colin Fennelly of Ballyhale Shamrocks at a promotional event for the forthcoming  AIB Leinster club hurling final against Ballyboden St Enda’s. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Colin Fennelly is in a familiar but unfamiliar world. His club Ballyhale Shamrocks are back on track, in hot pursuit of a first AIB Leinster hurling(...)

Wexford intercounty star   Conor McDonald impressed for Naomh Éanna against Camross. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Naomh Éanna (Wexford) 3-18 Camross (Laois) 2-16 For Naomh Éanna of Gorey, this is a winter they hope will never end. Their first Wexford title came a(...)

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(...)

Kilkenny’s Cilian Buckely runs out before the Leinster SHC final replay against Galway. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Last Sunday I was absolutely drained leaving Thurles. I had a sweat mark down the back of my T-shirt as if I had pucked every ball, but I also came aw(...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan and Jonathan Glynn with Paul Murphy of Kilkenny during the Leinster final replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The surest sign that the world has changed is that this Leinster final replay turned out as it was supposed to. Time was, Galway would be spooked and (...)

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