Michael Fennelly

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Students in Kilkenny get ready for the All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. File photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The cat, so to speak, is out of the bag. Yes, there’s a minibus of hurling supporters setting off from Kilkenny on Sunday ahead of the county’s quest(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer celebrates his goal against Galway in the semi-final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The difference between Tipperary and Kilkenny, by Lar Corbett. Richie Power did have hurling sliced away from him at 30 while last season Corbett kne(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody, speaking ahead of Sunday week’s All-Ireland hurling final against Tipperary, doesn’t subscribe to the commonly held tene(...)

Waterford’s Conor Gleeson has impressed with the senior side this season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The intercounty hurling spotlight shines on Thurles again this weekend where the under-21 semi-finals take place on Saturday evening. Last Saturday n(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath celebrates scoring his  goal. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-19 Galway 2-18 Like some weird game of chicken, this high-wire All-Ireland hurling semi-final may have been all the more exhilarating for(...)

Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly and Pauric Mahony of Waterford shake hands after last Sunday’s thrilling drawn semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

From the start of the season a Tipperary/Kilkenny final was being forecast. Both teams had inauspicious enough finishes to their league campaigns but (...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath  said in a pre-match interview that his team had decided to go for it, and they came out with all guns blazing:  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

It took its time arriving, but this was a worthy match of the season and the best in even longer than that. I was delighted that Waterford finally opt(...)

Austin Gleeson: one of the players Waterfor rely on to post scores from 70 or 80 yards  out the field.  Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

On any known form it is very hard to see how Waterford are going to beat Kilkenny. This isn’t how I thought the championship would pan out back in M(...)

 Galway’s manager Michael Donoghue shakes hands with Kilkenny boss  Brian Cody after the league encounter in March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

HURLING (Seán Moran) SATURDAY All-Ireland SHC qualifiers – Round One Wexford v Offaly Innovate Wexford Park, 3.30, Live, RTÉ 2 This looks mo(...)

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.(...)

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