Padraig Walsh

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Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly scores his first goal during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay against Waterford at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-19 Waterford 2-17 You can anticipate outcomes but sometimes the process comes as a surprise. Many believed Waterford had lost their best(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh is tackled by Waterford’s Tadhg De Burca during last Sunday’s semi-final clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I didn’t give Waterford much of a chance last Sunday. Rediscovering top gear after the Munster final trimming from Tipperary seemed too great a leap a(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell in action against Kilkenny’s  TJ Reid during the  Leinster SHC semi-final at  O’Moore Park in  Portlaoise. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-25 Dublin 0-16 Strangest thing. For the opening half, this was the game of the summer. Ten minutes after the break, it was a turkey shoot.(...)

Pádraig Walsh: “They’re a quality team, this Clare team, and I suppose it has been a while since we were opened up like that.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s not often a Kilkenny defender finds himself trying to explain why his team leaked four goals in either the league or championship although for P(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Robert Lennon is one of four changes Kilkenny have made for the Allianz Hurling game against Tipperary at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny have made four changes to the team that lost the county’s opening match of the Allianz Hurling League to Waterford for Sunday’s game against (...)

Joe Canning’s uncharacteristic late miss denied Galway the chance to get back into the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

1. Galway setting the mood and tempo early on: particularly in the attack, their forwards seeming to switch positions with each passage of play. Jo(...)

Kilkenny captain Joey Holden lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup after his side beat Galway in the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 1-18 It started with the promise of a memorable contest but by the final whistle Kilkenny had proved beyond quibble their endurin(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning: Galway really need him to be man of the match but only in a functioning attack. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

There are three things that have struck me about Galway. I bumped into Anthony Cunningham the Wednesday after the Leinster final and was taken abac(...)

In waiting: in the three games Kilkenny have needed to make it to the final, Cody has used just eight substitutes. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

As the drip-drip news of Kilkenny retirements came over the winter, the caveat went that only JJ Delaney would be departing the scene as a starter.(...)

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