Joey Holden

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Offaly manager Michael Fennelly: ‘But I think it’s fair to say that everyone can see there’s no logical progression for the teams around the top of Division Two and the bottom of Division One.’ Photograph: Tom Maher/Inpho

Nothing explains the difference between the football and hurling leagues in 2022 better than the mood in the two counties whose teams started the year(...)

TJ Reid of Ballyhale Shamrocks lines up to take a free against St Thomas’s at Semple Stadium last month. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/©Inpho

One of these days Ballyhale Shamrocks might know that when they’re beaten, they are actually beaten. If any team has found a way of snatching victory (...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks celebrate their fourth-consecutive Kilkenny SHC title. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Joey Holden, one of Ballyhale Shamrocks’ most decorated players, has paid tribute to club manager James O’Connor, who last year took on the unenviable(...)

Kilkenny’s Eoin Cody scored 0-11 against Laois at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-29 Laois 0-22 Kilkenny confirmed a top of the table finish in Division 1B of the national hurling league with a 10 point win over Laois . (...)

Aaron Gillane is back in the Limerick side for Saturday night’s game against Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1A Limerick v Waterford, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 7.0 – Live on Eir Sport Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Carlow) Limerick(...)

John Leahy in action against Kilkenny in the 1991 All-Ireland hurling final. It was to be the only time Leahy faced Kilkenny in the final during his long career. Photograph: Inpho

‘I hurled to get away from life, I think,” John Leahy says of days that were wilder in every sense. On a low-slung afternoon in Kilkenny city, few wou(...)

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 (...)

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’s Walter Walsh and TJ Reid in action against Kevin Foley and Paudie Foley of Wexford during the Leinster SHC round-robin game at Wexford Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Wexford 0-21 Kilkenny 1-18 We were asking Davy Fitzgerald what making the Leinster final meant to Wexford when Rory O’Connor came at him from behind (...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid in action against Galway in last year’s hurling championship final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In all my years playing under Brian Cody, there was one phrase he repeated and repeated above all others. It wouldn’t matter what point we were at in (...)

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