Padraig Walsh

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 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody watched his team win another national title on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Like the old line about the French Revolution, it’s too early to say what the 2018 National Hurling League tells us about anything. Kilkenny are the (...)

Martin Keoghan: “He’s a very underrated player, massive energy levels and work-rate, abrasive in the tackle, high-octane and a real Brian Cody player.”  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Watching Kilkenny against Wexford last weekend, I had to laugh to myself at some of the things they were trying. The tactical shift going on in this (...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh and Joey Holden tackle Cork’s Séamus Harnedy at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-24 Kilkenny 0-24 A strong finish from Cork secured victory over Kilkenny in the opening round of the Allianz HL Division 1 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh(...)

Kilkenny’s Ollie Walsh and Tim O’Mahony of Cork clash. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-24 Kilkenny 0-24 The sides were level on 13 different occasions before Cork eventually prevailed against Kilkenny in the opening round of the (...)

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy during the Munster SHC semi-final against Tipperary. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

This weekend Cork will have to deal with being favourites for the first time this summer but it’s less of a burden for them and can build confidence a(...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh under pressure from David Dempsey of Limerick in their All-Ireland senior hurling championship match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I have a big dilemma this weekend. Coldplay are coming to Croke Park and I’d love to go. But I’m fairly sure I’ll end up going to Semple Stadium. If I(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning during the Leinster GAA senior hurling championship final, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

For me, Galway firmly restated on Sunday that they are the contenders for this year’s All-Ireland. For a while, Wexford put it up to them in their L(...)

Kilkenny’s Liam Blanchfield under pressure from Seamus Hickey of Limerick at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-20 Limerick 0-17 Brian Cody is standing with his back pressed against the wall of the Kilkenny dressing room, and he doesn’t look comforta(...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh under pressure from David Dempsey of Limerick during the All-Ireland Round One hurling qualifier at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-20 Limerick 0-17 Sooner or later we’ll know if there’s still water in the well, because for now Kilkenny are just about living off air, or(...)

Wexford’s Lee Chin celebrates with fans after their victory over Kilkenny in the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship quarter-final at Wexford Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There was some conjecture at the start of the season as to whether this would be the championship when the Kilkenny/Tipperary duopoly was broken and t(...)

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