Kieran Joyce

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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(...)

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(...)

Seamus Callanan of Tipperary and  Kilkenny’s  JJ Delaney  during the All-Ireland final replay in 2014.  Every man was going to do a proper man-marking job that day. If air or light could get between you and your man you weren’t tight enough.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

After 21 minutes of the Tipperary versus Waterford game on Sunday there was a frantic piece of action in the middle third of the field in Thurles. Var(...)

Leinster players celebrate Andrew Porter’s winning try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 33 Connacht 29 On a perfect December night at a throbbing RDS, this was a stupendous comeback by Leinster, indeed the fightback of true cham(...)

Perpignan’s Irish outhalf Paddy Jackson will face Connacht on Friday night. Photograph: Getty Images

Paddy Jackson will play in Perpignan’s Challenge Cup match against Connacht in France this weekend. The former Ulster and Ireland outhalf will start (...)

Bundee Aki: one of three Ireland internationals welcomed back to the Connacht side for the game against Perpignan. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

European Challenge Cup: Connacht v Perpignan Kick off: 3pm. Venue: The Sportsground. Back-to-back wins on what was by all accounts a hugely successf(...)

 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(...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion and Richie Leahy of Kilkenny in action during the drawn Leinster final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Paudie O’Neill, then a Tipperary selector, remembers the aftermath of the drawn All-Ireland final in 2014. It had been a fireworks display of a match,(...)

Galway’s Adrian Tuohey and Walter Walsh of Kilkenny compete. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As I sat back in my chair in the RTÉ production room last Sunday afternoon, I had a smile from ear to ear watching Kilkenny and Galway go at it toe to(...)

 Kieran Joyce has retired from intercounty action with  Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kieran Joyce has become the latest of Kilkenny’s multi-decorated hurlers to call it a day at county level. In a seven-year career the 30-year-old wo(...)

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