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(...)

Wicklow are frustrated that they can’t play their home quarter-final against Dublin in Aughrim. Photograph: Inpho

New faces, same old outcome Maybe it was Parnell Park asserting its value to Dublin but the close-run thing against Kilkenny came a bit out of the bl(...)

David O’Callaghan in action against Kilkenny. “If I’m going to be there in 2017 – and hopefully I can get back – I’ll be giving my best to the group that’s there.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

David O’Callaghan read an article recently in which Martin Comerford suggested he had perhaps retired too soon from the Kilkenny panel. It came as a (...)

The in-form Seán Treacy in action for Cual during the Leinster senior club championship semi-final at  Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, last month. Photograph: Inpho

From one perspective the burden of experience looks to favour the Kilkenny champions. All-Ireland finalists six seasons ago, they even retain a scatte(...)

Martin Comerford of O’Loughlin Gaels in action during the 2011 All-Ireland senior club final defeat to  Clarinbridge. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

People forget. They pack up and move on in double-quick time. It’s one of the sneaky downsides of having the club final on St Patrick’s Day each year (...)

Sammy Johnston of O’Loughlin Gaels celebrates scoring his team’s third goal. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

O’Loughlin Gaels 3-17 Oulart-The Ballagh 0-17 There are no second acts in Kilkenny hurling, except when it comes to the club championship, and even i(...)

Kerry senior footballer Colm Cooper will line out with Dr Crokes against Kilmurry-Ilbrickane in the Munster SFC.

Saturday Mayo SFC final Castlebar Mitchels v Knockmore, MacHale Park, 7.15 – Castlebar’s Neil Douglas has been a forward star on the local scene ov(...)

A man who stole a bicycle from a Garda station and was caught by the time he got to the front gate has been ordered to pay €200 to charity. Tallaght (...)

TJ Reid: “There certainly won’t be any pictures going up on the walls saying ‘Ger Loughnane this and Ger Loughnane that’”  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If Ger Loughnane is to be believed, then Kilkenny wouldn’t be winning anything these days without TJ Reid – although the player himself disagrees with(...)

Richie Power: celebrates one of his many goals on big days in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hurler of the Year TJ Reid has said that Kilkenny colleague Richie Power’s retirement came as no surprise and revealed how his career was celebrated b(...)

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