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Henry Shefflin will be starting out on his 15th season with the Kilkenny senior hurlers when he lines out against Clare in the counties’ opening National Hurling League game tomorrow. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has followed through on his undertaking to try out new faces in this season’s league. For Sunday’s match against All-Ir(...)

Cork’s William Egan tackles Colin Fennelly of Kilkenny at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

CORK 0-19 KILKENNY 0-14: In the most fantastic, unpredictable hurling championship perhaps ever, Kilkenny are no more. With shades of 1999, yet even m(...)

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin is sent off by referee Barry Kelly during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork 0-19 Kilkenny 0-14: In the most fantastic, unpredictable hurling championship perhaps ever, Kilkenny are no more. Of course it was Cork, a new C(...)

Ger Aylward (right) will be eager to impress for the Kilkenny Under-21s in tonight’s Leinster final against Wexford at Wexford Park. Photograph: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

Many a wise hurling man was beginning to speak about the end of an empire. Kilkenny would lose to Tipperary in Nowlan Park and a golden era would be n(...)

Henry Shefflin has missed four championship fixtures in 15 seasons  and three of them have concluded in some of the most disappointing outcomes of Brian Cody’s managerial tenure. Photograph: Inpho

Within five months of being approvingly noticed by John F Kennedy at Arbour Hill 50 years ago, Irish army cadets were providing a guard of honour at t(...)

What does it take to finish off a wounded Kilkenny? A consistent run of hurling matches without the litany of injuries of previous campaigns was all D(...)

Kilkenny’s Tommy Walsh is beaten to the ball by Dublin’s David O’Callaghan in Portlaoise. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kilkenny 0-16: The end of a dynasty story can wait until next Saturday’s meeting with Tipperary, but Kilkenny lost to Dublin tonight in c(...)

Kilkenny hurler Lester Ryan with his GAA/GPA Player of the League Award at Croke Park on Monday. Tyrone’s Stephen O’Neill was awarded the football player of the league. Photograph: Inpho

It’s one of manager Brian Cody’s basic tenets so it’s hardly surprising his players have absorbed the message: no one’s entitled to a fi(...)

By the end of the second league semi-final in Thurles, it had emerged that Galway captain Fergal Moore’s injury (right) wasn’t as bad as(...)

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