Colin Fennelly

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Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy can’t stop Séamus Callanan of Tipperary scoring his side’s second goal during the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 3-25 Kilkenny 0-20 In their imaginations, every Tipperary game ends like this. Score after score dispatched from all angles and distance, e(...)

John McGrath needs to deliver in the Tipperary forward line in Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Kilkenny. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An appropriately hard call at the end of a championship that no team has dominated. Both finalists have suffered significant defeats along the way but(...)

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(...)

The Kilkenny squad ahead of their quarter-final win over Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1. Eoin Murphy Club: Glenmore Age: 29 Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 12st 11lbs @eoinscruff Best in the business for a while now. Athletic, quick (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody shakes hands with his  Tipperary counterpart  Liam Sheedy after the Allianz Hurling League  game at  Semple Stadium back in February. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Bill Belichick and Brian Cody have a lot in common. Not just in terms of timescale, although it is kind of mad that Cody is finishing his 21st season (...)

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 (...)

Brian Hogan: with Pádraig Walsh in imperious form, you’d expect that down the middle of the Kilkenny defence will be a no-go area for the Tipperary ’keeper. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Between now and Sunday week, Kilkenny and Tipperary will be analysed from thousands of angles by thousands of people with thousands of opinions. There(...)

Limerick’s Dan Morrissey with Walter Walsh of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-21 Limerick 2-17 Kilkenny’s essential Cody-ness would survive a nuclear attack. They drenched Limerick in a tidal wave here and washed awa(...)

Tipperary’s Jake Morris, whose goal against Wexford was one of three disallowed.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This had to be one of the greatest displays of resilience from a Tipperary team. They were down a man, and John McGrath can have no arguments with the(...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh and Paddy Deegan celebrate after the All-Ireland SHC semi-final victory over Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-21 Limerick 2-17 Kilkenny’s essential Codyness would survive a nuclear attack. They drenched Limerick in a tidal wave here and washed away(...)

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