Brian Hogan

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“Twitter carried the news that Henry was available to play in the semi-final game against Galway. Brian, though, not one of the Twiteratti I’d guess, held him in reserve.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

So there we have it. Kilkenny and Tipperary meet again. In 2010 Tipp smothered Kilkenny’s ‘drive for five’ with a very convincing final performance.Th(...)

Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy and Graeme Mulcahy of Limerick struggle for the ball in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In those elemental last 10 minutes on Sunday, Kilkenny were in all-hands mode but some of them got closer to the pump than others. Brian Hogan got on (...)

John Power of Kilkenny is challenged by Peter Kelly of Dublin during the Leinster hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

After a Leinster championship of snap and crackle, a final curiously bereft of pop. Kilkenny’s slicing and dicing of a fidgety Dublin side was old-sch(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly gets his shot away as Dublin’s  Stephen Hiney moves in during the Leinster SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9Reconstructed, slightly remodelled but the interior of these Kilkenny hurlers looks much the same. Defeat to Dublin, and Cork,(...)

TJ Reid celebrates scoring the first goal of the game for Kilkenny against Galway. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We thought we’d seen Galway’s true form last week when they were being comfortably beaten by Kilkenny in the final stages of the first match. They wer(...)

Kilkenny’s Aidan Fogarty is tackled by Galway’s Andrew Smith at O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17 An intriguing but predictable encounter in Tullamore ended with yet another affirmation of Kilkenny’s almost feral instinct(...)

TJ Reid scores the first of his two goals past Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan during the Leinster SHC semi-final replay at O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-19 Galway 1-17Kilkenny restored order to their season having made all the right changes before this evening’s GAA Leinster hurling semi-fin(...)

JJ Delaney: the multi-decorated and outstanding defender will man the full back berth for Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill

The arrival of Sky Sports has drummed up more interest in this fixture than might otherwise have been the case given the disparity between the counti(...)

Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrell: “I don’t mind if it’s centre-back or corner-back or corner-forward. Literally, once I am playing I don’t care.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

With Nowlan Park providing the pool for Sky Sports to dip their toe into the Gaelic games market, the wonder is how much impact it will have on the hu(...)

Tipperary’s James Woodlock and Richie Power of Kilkenny at close quarters in the Allianz National Hurling League Division One Final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Kilkenny took refuge in the dressing room at half-time during Sunday’s gripping league final in Thurles, they didn’t have to search too far for a(...)

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