The Kilkenny team lining up before the 2010 final against Tipperary. OnlyTJ Reid and Eoin Larkin have made it through from the Kilkenny starters of that final to the 15 that will parade on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“It’s a job you can stay doing. You can’t stay hurling forever. If you could I’d be right back. But it doesn’t work that way.” – Brian Cody, Irish Tim(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Power scores their first goal of the game during the 2014 All-Ireland SHC final against Tipperary. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Richie Power has more than a few regrets. Enough to mention from a wonderful hurling career severed by bone on bone erosion that promises a knee repla(...)

In waiting: in the three games Kilkenny have needed to make it to the final, Cody has used just eight substitutes. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

As the drip-drip news of Kilkenny retirements came over the winter, the caveat went that only JJ Delaney would be departing the scene as a starter.(...)

Ballyhale’s Henry Shefflin with Shane Prendergast of Clara as the teams battled for the Kilkenny title. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Ballyhale 1-20 Clara 1-13 Ballyhale Shamrocks showed the calibre of champions as a composed first-half performance helped them march to a 15th Kilkenn(...)