Henry Shefflin

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Dublin players warm up before the All-Ireland final replay against Mayo in 2016.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was shortly before 4pm on the first Saturday of October in 2016. The Mayo team were out on the grass in Croke Park, sauntering around like teams sa(...)

Robbie Henshaw during training ahead of Ireland’s final World Cup warm-up against Wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

An ordinary man, nothing special nothing grand. Christy Moore rides to the rescue yet again. If a word of warning comes from Paul O’Connell the Irela(...)

Angela Downey’s son Conor Browne in action for Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“Today,” said Donal Óg Cusack, “is like Christmas Day for hurling people,” but while he went on to tip Tipp to triumph on this festive occasion, he re(...)

Brian Cody celebrates Kilkenny’s 2008 All-Ireland final win over Waterford. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

251 - League and championship games as Kilkenny manager. His first one was a league match in Páirc Uí Rinn against Cork in February 1999. Kilkenny los(...)

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 (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates at the final whistle in 2006. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

2006 All-Ireland final – Kilkenny 1-16 Cork 1-13 Cork were in hot pursuit of a three-in-a-row but as favourites hadn’t beaten Kilkenny since 1978. Co(...)

The injuries and obstacles and have begun to blur by now; the broken hand, the collapsed lung; the cartilage; the on-going issues with his back. All h(...)

All-Ireland poc fada champion Cillian Kelly, left, with his brother and 2019 Leinster champion Cathal Kelly and their parents Mary and Seamus Kiely at the launch of this year’s competition at Croke Park. Photograph. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Offaly hurling defender Cillian Kiely has called on officials to search for a non-native, “no bullshit” new manager to drag the county from the doldru(...)

Wexford versus  Kilkenny in 2017  – Wexford Park is without doubt the most hostile environment I have ever played in. The Wexford fans have the ability to create a real noise level, an eerie vibe to the place. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a bit of a World War II feel about the hurling championship, with battle being waged on two fronts – Eastern (Leinster) and Southern (Munster)(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely shakes hands with Waterford manager Paraic Fanning after the game at Walsh Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Waterford’s dispiriting run in the championship round robin over the past two seasons intensified with the 20-point defeat by Limerick to the extent t(...)

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