Michael Fennelly

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Michael Fennelly: has battled serious injury problems in recent years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny’s former Hurler of the Year Michael Fennelly is facing a race against time to be fit for the county’s All-Ireland qualifier first round the w(...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald celebrates scoring  a goal in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final against Kilkenny at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5.0 – live on RTÉ 2 After pulling off last year’s once-in-72 years number on Cork, (...)

 Davy Fitzgerald: led Wexford to a rare away win over  Brian Cody’s Kilkenny in the league quarter-final at Nowlan Park.  Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Leinster SHC semi-final: Wexford v Kilkenny, Innovate Wexford Park, Saturday, 7.0 [Live, Sky Sports] The feeling that something isn’t quite right whe(...)

Michael Ryan: The template for how to proceed with the riches arrayed in front of him is there to cut out and keep – Brian Cody’s template. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The All-Ireland champions went through the group stage of the league winning three matches, losing one and drawing the other. They finished top of th(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody after Tipperary’s All-Ireland win. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

‘Celebrate it,” wrote Seán Moran in this space on the Wednesday after the 2010 All-Ireland hurling final. He was addressing the Tipperary team who had(...)

A dejected TJ Reid of Kilkenny after the game. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There is a bitter cold realisation which comes with losing an All-Ireland final, only no one presents it better than Brian Cody. When you’ve already w(...)

The Kilkenny team lining up before the 2010 final against Tipperary. OnlyTJ Reid and Eoin Larkin have made it through from the Kilkenny starters of that final to the 15 that will parade on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“It’s a job you can stay doing. You can’t stay hurling forever. If you could I’d be right back. But it doesn’t work that way.” – Brian Cody, Irish Tim(...)

Richie Hogan: one of the best players in the country and certain to be a key man for Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Here we are: the two best teams in the country ready to go head-to-head for the All-Ireland title. Kilkenny, even with the loss of so many decorated (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody watches the teams at Croke Park: the Black Cats have not dazzled with their usual quality this summer. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Sunday, 3.30pm. RTÉ 2, Sky Finals are always a clash of competing narratives. For want of better imaginations, we m(...)

Brian Cody: has ample experience of all the pressure associated with the biggest day in the hurling calendar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The All-Ireland final day experience is one any serious hurler wants to encounter at least once. In terms of hope and expectation the teams and mana(...)

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