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# Ballyhale

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Shamrocks Stars
History, team brilliance and star players - why Ballyhale are the greatest hurling club of all
The Kilkenny side continue to raise the bar.
# Sidelined
Injury setback for Kilkenny star Mullen forced him to miss All-Ireland final
The 2022 All-Star winner was forced to watch on today at Croke Park.
# Hurling Kings
Eoin Cody fires 1-5 as Ballyhale shake off Dunloy challenge to land All-Ireland title
The Kilkenny champions won by seven points in Croke Park today.
Last month
December 2022
# Final bound
'There was a lot of questions about this team' - Ballyhale power on to reach All-Ireland final
Manager Pat Hoban paid tribute to his players.
# Kilkenny Kings
TJ Reid goal key as Ballyhale topple All-Ireland champions Ballygunner
Three points between the teams in Croke Park.
# Analysis
Hurling styles contrast: The key areas for Ballygunner and Ballyhale's showdown
Hurling analyst Sean Flynn takes a closer look at tomorrow’s Croke Park showdown.
Last year
2022
# Grassroots
6 talking points as the Barrs, Ballyhale, Blackrock and the Village chase hurling glory
Major showdowns today in Cork and Kilkenny.
# Ballyhale
Two arrested as €6.9 million worth of cannabis seized in Kilkenny
Searches were carried out as part of an operation targeting transnational drug trafficking networks.
# Stars Of The Show
Champions Ballygunner and Kilcoo lead the way as 8 sides honoured in 2022 All-Ireland club awards
Dessie Hutchinson and Eugene Branagan have been announced as the Player of the Year winners.
# new boss
Ex-Kilkenny minor and intermediate boss takes over All-Ireland finalists Ballyhale
Pat Hoban is taking over the main role with Ballyhale Shamrocks.
# Richie Reid
Richie Reid nominated to captain Kilkenny senior hurlers in 2022
Richie Reid is to captain the side, while Eoin Cody has been nominated as vice-captain.
# James O'Connor
Ballyhale boss: 'When that ball cut inside in the goal, I was just heartbroken'
The Kilkenny champions were denied All-Ireland glory in dramatic fashion yesterday.
# Drama
Stunning late goal hands All-Ireland senior title win to Waterford's Ballygunner
Harry Ruddle’s late goal saw Ballygunner defeat Ballyhale Shamrocks.
# Talking Points
The Kilkenny, Waterford, Dublin and Down champions chasing All-Ireland glory
The club game takes centre stage in Croke Park today.
# The42 Reads
'TJ is just an absolute genius to watch' - The greatest club hurling forward of them all?
A sixth All-Ireland club hurling medal is the prize TJ Reid chases tomorrow.
# Star Man
TJ Reid hits dramatic late goal as Ballyhale defeat St Thomas to reach All-Ireland final
The champions now play Ballygunner in the decider.
All time
# Club Man
'I just felt it was the right time for me. I was never going to be hurling up until I was 35 or 36'
Joey Holden on his decision to retire from Kilkenny duty, and Ballyhale’s Leinster final this weekend.
# king of the west
Henry Shefflin confirmed as the new Galway senior hurling manager
The Kilkenny legend is to succeed Shane O’Neill.
# Leader Of The Cats
Mullen nominated as new Kilkenny senior hurling captain for 2021 season
Mullen was Young Hurler of the Year in 2019.
# Eoin Cody
'He's physically ready. He's mentally ready' - the next Ballyhale forward set for Kilkenny senior rise
Jackie Tyrrell has tipped Ballyhale’s Eoin Cody to make major strides this winter.
# back of the net
Ballyhale fire four early goals to win in Kilkenny while Cuala to face Ballyboden in Dublin decider
The Galway senior hurling semi-final draw was also made this evening.
# king henry
'I think next year, we may see Henry involved' - Reid backs Shefflin for management return
TJ Reid on changes in Ballyhale, no concerns over return to hurling and reopening his business after the lockdown.
# Have your say
Poll: Who do you think will win today's All-Ireland senior club finals?
The Tommy Moore and Andy Merrigan Cups were on offer in Croke Park today.
# Fitz The Bill
'A powerhouse' and 'a massive influence' - the veteran pair chasing more All-Ireland club glory
Michael Fennelly and Kieran Fitzgerald remain central to the hopes of Ballyhale and Corofin.
# reid all about it
The move from St Patrick's Day, facing Maher and Ballyhale's new generation
TJ Reid will be central to the Ballyhale cause again on All-Ireland club final day.
# the toughest
6 All-Ireland club finals in 8-day period in Croke Park as GAA confirm schedule
There will be three January double-headers on the agenda.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ballyhale Shamrocks v Slaughtneil, All-Ireland Club SHC semi-finals
A place in the All-Ireland decider was up for grabs at Páirc Esler.
# the toughest
January fixture details and line-ups confirmed for All-Ireland senior club semi-finals
The games will take place on the weekend of 4-5 January.
# leinster wrap-up
St Rynagh’s mount marvellous comeback in Offaly final as Ballyhale march on in Kilkenny
In Carlow, meanwhile, there was a hugely dramatic finish between St Mullins and three-in-a-row-chasing Mount Leinster Rangers.
# Club Action
3 left in Kilkenny title race, Galway semi-final draw made and new camogie champions in Cork
Busy day around the country with key games taking place.
# Club Action
Here are the latest Tipperary and Kilkenny hurling championship draws
Quarter-final action in Tipperary next weekend.
# RIP
Tributes paid after tragic passing of Ballyhale club member with senior quarter-final postponed
Ballyhale’s Kilkenny senior quarter-final against Clara was postponed as a mark of respect.
# Tune in
Kilkenny, Limerick, Donegal, Clare and Roscommon GAA club games set for TV coverage
There’s plenty to get stuck into over the next fortnight.
# Ballyhale Brilliance
'Those lads have been immense' - the Ballyhale trio powering the Kilkenny attack
TJ Reid, Colin Fennelly and Adrian Mullen are central to Kilkenny’s hopes.
# Teenage Kicks
From All-Ireland club kingpin to Kilkenny debutant and the Ballyhale influence on Carlow
Adrian Mullen made his senior bow for Kilkenny last Sunday.
# and the winners are...
6 players from kingpins Ballyhale selected in All-Ireland club hurling awards
Ballygunner, Cushendall, St Thomas and Coolderry also have players included.
# Sharpshooter
Fresh from Ballyhale's triumph, Cody hits 0-8 to guide St Kieran's into All-Ireland final
The Kilkenny kingpins reached their sixth Croke Cup final after beating CBC Cork.
# Super Shamrocks
Fennelly hits 2-4 as Ballyhale storm to seventh All-Ireland crown with 17-point win
The Kilkenny club were far too strong for Galway’s St Thomas today.
# Juggling Act
Schools fixture change likely as Ballyhale and St Kieran's players chase All-Ireland hurling double
Eoin Cody, who starred in the All-Ireland club semi-final, is one of the players involved in both sides.
# St Patrick's Day
Time for a change? All-Ireland club final switch to January could be a better fit
It has been proposed to move away from the current fixture date of 17 March.