TJ Reid

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Séamus Callanan: once again a contender for Hurler of the Year. The Tipperay captain’s  leadership and goal-a-game record over eight fixtures speaks eloquently for itself.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All about timing: it’s a small sample size but the evidence of the first two years of the experimental championship format suggests one trend; the two(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer scores his side’s third goal past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy in the  All-Ireland Senior Hurling final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This was an historic victory for Tipperary. It means that for the first time since the 1960s there are players in the county with three All-Ireland me(...)

Kilkenny’s Huw Lawlor and Tipperary’s  John McGrath grappling  during the All-Ireland final in Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 3-25 Kilkenny 0-20 Tipperary burst out of a deluge and into the brightness of a third All-Ireland title in a decade for the first time sinc(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh comes under pressure from Tipperary’s Séamus Kennedy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland SHC final, Kilkenny v Tipperary, Croke Park, 3.30 After all of the liberation theology of the past two years, Sunday’s All-Ireland hurlin(...)

This weekend marks 21 years since TJ Reid’s first appearance in an All-Ireland programme.

On Sunday, TJ Reid captains Kilkenny into the All-Ireland final. It’s a fitting finale to his year. He has been outstanding on the unlikely journey th(...)

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 (...)

John Kiely and his selectors have tweaked and improved the team by bringing in Na Piarsaigh duo Peter Casey (above) and Will O’Donoghue. Photograph: Inpho

Are Limerick whistling past the graveyard? After all, Kilkenny are Kilkenny: under Brian Cody, just two defeats in 17 All-Ireland semi-finals in the p(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid battles with Stephen McDonnell of Cork during their All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Three teams came to Croke Park looking for some form of redemption and another on a lap of honour, which they duly achieved with flying colours, but o(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid: his team are extremely reliant on him  to make things happen. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork v Kilkenny Croke Park, 2pm Live, RTÉ 2 This first quarter-final between the counties in six years will shed light on a couple of interesting (...)

TJ Reid is Kilkenny’s main danger man. Who can look after him for  Cork? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At the start of the year I was really impressed by Cork’s prospects but the very first game against Tipperary created doubts for me because I was surp(...)

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