Kieran Bergin

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 Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy is among the subs for Saturday’s Tipperary v Kilkenny: The Legends Return — a benefit match for Amanda Stapleton.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On the weekend of the All Stars, Saturday will see nearly 30 of them in action in Borrisoleigh where Tipperary and Kilkenny will renew rivalry in a be(...)

Meath’s goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke dejected after defeat to Offaly in the All-Ireland series in 2017. He has opted out of this season’s panel.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If it’s January, it must be time for a team meeting. And so it was last month that we gathered, my junior A team-mates and I, for a pre-season pow-wow(...)

Kilkenny’s Alan Murphy and Colin Fennelly with Michael Cahill and Pádraic Maher of Tipperary during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 2-17 Kilkenny 3-14  The crowd were nearly as exhausted as the players by the end of Saturday’s barnstorming All-Ireland final reunion (...)

John McGrath scored Tipperary’s second goal in their All-Ireland final victory over Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 2-29 Kilkenny 2-20 The 2010 men who were to rule this hurling era finally do again. Perhaps they will call it the John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwye(...)

John Power starts for Kilkenny in their Allianz Hurling League clash against Dublin at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny make five changes for the Division One A visit of Dublin in Sunday’s last round of regulation matches in the Allianz Hurling League. Captai(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Waterford’s Barry Coughlan in action against Dan McCormack and John McGrath of Tipperary during their Allianz League Division One A match. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 1-18 Tipperary 1-17 For the second time in succession Tipperary found themselves on the receiving end of a late smash and grab, as Austin G(...)

Liam Rushe returned to the Dublin side after suspension  against Galway in the Allianz Hurling League Division One A game at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

SATURDAY Division One A Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, 5.0 – The division’s weird boom-and-bust cycles have passed Cork by, as they have uniquely lost(...)

Daire Quinn will make his senior debut for Tipperary in the Allianz Hurling League opener against Dublin at Semple Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Michael Ryan’s first Tipperary team as manager features two players making their debut in Saturday’s opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling League. Th(...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion. “People are saying ‘he scored five points against Cork; he scored five more the last day against Tipperary. How is he doing that’?” Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

It may have slipped past the radar but Galway will be present for both minor and senior All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday. It’s only the seventh ti(...)

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