Cillian Buckley

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Cillian Buckley starts for Kilkenny against Tipp on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is just one change to the line-ups for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Cillian Buckley has been passed fit t(...)

Limerick’s Dan Morrissey with Walter Walsh of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-21 Limerick 2-17 Kilkenny’s essential Cody-ness would survive a nuclear attack. They drenched Limerick in a tidal wave here and washed awa(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates at the final whistle after his side defeated Limerick in the All-Ireland semi-final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson

In the past 13 years, only Brian Cody has avoided these days and their glum duty to shed light on where an All-Ireland title had been lost. At least f(...)

Limerick’s Peter Casey scores Limerick’s  opening goal  in the Munster final victory over Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. Casey is delivering on his considerable potential this year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s a sign of how competitive the championship has become that just one semi-finalist from last year has made it back, a turnover rate that’s only ha(...)

Davy Fitzgerald: his Wexford side have only conceded two goals en route to the All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Four teams left standing in the hurling championship, three games left to prise them apart. It will be Limerick or it will be Kilkenny or it will be T(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid battles with Stephen McDonnell of Cork during their All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Three teams came to Croke Park looking for some form of redemption and another on a lap of honour, which they duly achieved with flying colours, but o(...)

TJ Reid is Kilkenny’s main danger man. Who can look after him for  Cork? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At the start of the year I was really impressed by Cork’s prospects but the very first game against Tipperary created doubts for me because I was surp(...)

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer in action against Clare during the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are a couple of points worth making about this weekend before looking at the matches. Huge crowds are expected in both Croke Park and Limerick b(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath eludes Limerick’s Richie English  during the Munster championship clash at Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Borrowing a metaphor from another sport, there was an element of shadow boxing to events in Thurles, a phony war where neither eventual winners Tipper(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh and TJ Reid in action against Kevin Foley and Paudie Foley of Wexford during the Leinster SHC round-robin game at Wexford Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Wexford 0-21 Kilkenny 1-18 We were asking Davy Fitzgerald what making the Leinster final meant to Wexford when Rory O’Connor came at him from behind (...)

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