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Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh celebrates at the full-time whistle of the  All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Lugh Lamhfada travelled to Tara to ask to join the Tuatha Dé Danann. The doorkeeper refused to let him in unless he had a skill that would be benefici(...)

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(...)

John McGrath needs to deliver in the Tipperary forward line in Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Kilkenny. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An appropriately hard call at the end of a championship that no team has dominated. Both finalists have suffered significant defeats along the way but(...)

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 (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody shakes hands with his  Tipperary counterpart  Liam Sheedy after the Allianz Hurling League  game at  Semple Stadium back in February. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Bill Belichick and Brian Cody have a lot in common. Not just in terms of timescale, although it is kind of mad that Cody is finishing his 21st season (...)

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 (...)

Brian Hogan: with Pádraig Walsh in imperious form, you’d expect that down the middle of the Kilkenny defence will be a no-go area for the Tipperary ’keeper. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Between now and Sunday week, Kilkenny and Tipperary will be analysed from thousands of angles by thousands of people with thousands of opinions. There(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates at the final whistle of the  senior championship hurling semi-final in Croke Park on Saturday after his side’s 1-21 to 2-17 win over  Limerick. Photograph:    Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The All-Ireland semi-final was over and Brian Cody was doing his bit with the press. Kilkenny had come in as underdogs against the most physical side (...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh and Paddy Deegan celebrate after the All-Ireland SHC semi-final victory over Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-21 Limerick 2-17 Kilkenny’s essential Codyness would survive a nuclear attack. They drenched Limerick in a tidal wave here and washed away(...)

Maynooth University:  concerns over increased enrolment and budgetary constraints. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Issues relating to staff workload management and the availability of informal learning spaces have been highlighted in a review of Maynooth University(...)

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