Kieran Joyce

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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(...)

 Wexford’s Lee Chin celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wexford 1-20 Kilkenny 3-11 They’re back. We can say it now about Wexford and not worry about looking silly. They had every fibre of their being teste(...)

'Championship is a different animal. That league quarter-final wasn’t the Kilkenny we’ll see this weekend. Brian Cody will be determined to have Kilkenny fully prepared this time.' Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Every game has its own context. You have to be careful when you’re looking at it not to talk yourself into the wrong one. For a lot of people, Wexford(...)

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