Walter Walsh

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Kilkenny’s John Donnelly and Ben Conneely of Offaly compete for the ball. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-19 Offaly 1-13 Kilkenny made it two wins from two in this year’s Leinster senior hurling championship, but the Cats know they’ll have to r(...)

 Dublin’s Liam Rushe: he  has a rare combination of bulk and speed, and on Sunday he had the attitude to go along with it.   Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

My very first All-Ireland final was in 1991. I was nine years old. I went with my dad, and we stood on Hill 16 and watched Tipperary beat Kilkenny. We(...)

TJ Reid: series of impressive performances helped drive new-look Kilkenny to another league title. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s only two years ago that TJ Reid balked at comparisons between himself and Henry Shefflin, his club mate and former Kilkenny colleague. “I’ll nev(...)

 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 (...)

Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley lifts the league trophy at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-23 Tipperary 2-17 Just after half-time in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final – or maybe during it – Tipperary entered the Twilight Zone(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Leahy in action against Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 2-21 Neither side was at full strength and the Allianz Hurling League still has all to play for both of them but this could h(...)

Kilkenny’s Martin Keoghan attempts to block Clare’s David Reidy during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-18 Clare 2-18 There is making things hard on yourself and then there is what Clare did here. When Cathal Malone popped over a breezy scor(...)

 A dejected Waterford’s manager Derek McGrath and selector Dan Shanahan after the defeat in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Derek McGrath hopes Waterford’s progress this season will help hurling pundits move on from their sweeper obsession and accept that the game has been (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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