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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Cats

Last month
May 2023
# Referee crisis
Henry Shefflin brands harassment of referees 'absolutely disgraceful'
Cats legend supports striking referee’s body
# Referee crisis
Shefflin: 'What’s going on in Kilkenny at the moment, it’s just absolutely disgraceful'
Cats legend supports striking referee’s body
This year
# Backlash
New Zealand feral cat-killing competition for kids is axed after backlash
Organisers of an annual hunting competition had announced a new category for children under 14 to hunt feral cats.
# Cats
Knock-on Covid supply chain problems leading to nationwide cat vaccine shortage
The shortage is due to a combination of the increase in pet ownership during the pandemic, as well as factories being repurposed to manufacture Covid vaccines.
Last year
# Cats
Derek Lyng's backroom team in Kilkenny is unveiled
Lyng’s coaches from U20 level are making the step-up.
# Cats
Cody: 'It was probably a big surprise for everybody that we’re there'
Would beating Limerick represent his greatest achievement in management?
# Cats
Eoin Cody stars as Kilkenny blow away Laois
Kilkenny stormed past Laois today in the second game of the Leinster round robin series.
All time
# Cats
Kilkenny survive scare from Westmeath thanks to key goal from Miriam Walsh
Elsewhere there were wins for Galway, Wexford, Waterford and Cork.
Pete the Vet: Top 10 things to consider if you're getting a new pet
Dr Pete Wedderburn says there are many things to consider when you’re planning to get a new pet, but for now, he has 10 tips.
# Cats
Cody ratified as Kilkenny boss for 23rd season as DJ Carey leaves selector role
Brian Cody will remain at the helm in 2021, with James McGarry and Martin Comerford staying on as selectors.
# Super Sub
'He's outrageously skillful' - Kilkenny captain hails Hogan's bouncebackability
The 2014 Hurler of the Year inspired the Cats to a late Leinster final comeback win.
205 and counting as Tuohy extends Geelong contract
The 30-year-old this year joined Jim Stynes as the Irishmen in the AFL’s 200 club.
Two pet cats in New York test positive for coronavirus
While two pet cats have caught Covid-19 from people, experts say there is no sign pets can transmit the disease to humans.
# Cats
Mullen returns as Cody names Kilkenny team to take on Clare
The Leinster side have made three changes ahead of Sunday’s game at Nowlan Park.
# Animal Welfare
'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old
The new regulations also require all adverts to include microchip numbers.
# Serious crime
Security guard charged over spate of attacks on cats in Brighton
Steven Bouquet is charged with 16 counts of criminal damage over the killings of nine cats and assaults on seven others.
Suspension upheld for Kilkenny's Hogan after All-Ireland final red card
The Kilkenny forward was sent-off in the first half of the August loss to Tipperary.
# Halloween
Are you a pet owner? Here's some advice on keeping them safe and content this Halloween
With lots of loud noises going off, many people will be keeping a closer eye on their dogs and other pets.
# End of the road
Kilkenny camogie boss Downey steps down after third All-Ireland final loss in-a-row
‘Her dedication to her county has been second to none,’ a statement reads of the Cats’ 2016 All-Ireland winning manager.
# goals win games
Galway lift first All-Ireland camogie title since 2013 and inflict further decider pain on Kilkenny
A record-breaking crowd of 24,730 watched on at Croke Park.
# Animal Cruelty
Appeal to fund treatment of cats 'scalded with boiling water' in Limerick
One cat has been rescued and two others are yet to be caught.
Opinion: I always wanted pets but our hairy, howling cat is making my life hell
Are you a 30-something couple with no kids, who are thinking about getting a pet? Well think again, writes Leah Ni Chuinn.
# Camogie
'It can come across that players are whinging and complaining... but the rules have to change with the game'
Kilkenny star and 2018 Player of the Year Anne Dalton delivered yet another passionate call for change to The42.
# Bad eggs
Pet owners urged be wary over Easter as experts warn of poisoning risks
Some traditional Easter treats and gifts can be dangerous to animals.
# Number One
Goalkeeper Murphy the Kilkenny hero as hits winning point against Tipperary in Thurles
A late free from distance secured victory for the Cats.
# Banner County
Clare overcome Kilkenny by one point margin despite late rally from Cody's Cats
The Banner County defeated Brian Cody’s men at Cusack Park.
# Animal Welfare
'Very concerning': Pet surgeries may be postponed due to shortage of anaesthetic drug
About 50,000 pet surgeries happen in Ireland each year.
# Ger Aylward
Cruciate, hamstring and shoulder setbacks - seeking a Kilkenny hurling return to form
Ger Aylward is part of the Kilkenny squad that has travelled to Sydney and will face Galway.
# Poisoning
'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze
The survival rate for cats affected by antifreeze poisoning is less than 5%.
# fright night
Worried about your pet being frightened this Halloween? Experts advise on how to keep them calm
Pet owners will be well aware of how much of a scary time it can be for animals at this time of year.
Ireland's first catnip farm: 'Irish cats need good quality catnip'
We caught up with the woman behind Fred’s Catnip Farm at the National Ploughing Championship.
# Redemption
'It was torture, so disappointing... We never want to feel like that again'
Kilkenny captain Shelly Farrell hopes that her side can right the wrongs of last year’s All-Ireland camogie final as they face Cork again.
# CatLife
13 tweets about cats that will remind you it's totally OK to hate yours sometimes
Don’t feel bad.
# Aussie Rules
Laois Aussie Rules star Zach Tuohy scores dramatic last-gasp winner for Geelong
The 28-year-old followed up an athletic mark with a composed kick in the dying seconds against Melbourne.
# Animal Welfare
ISPCA inspector finds 44 cats at Meath house after report from member of public
The ISPCA said the property originally housed three cats but they were allowed to ‘breed uncontrollably’.
# Cats
Fennelly drops to the bench as Cats seek to book provincial decider against Galway
Brian Cody’s Kilkenny take on Wexford on Saturday evening at Nowlan Park.
# TJ On Top
Shefflin as club manager, juggling two jobs with hurling and the eldest figure in the Kilkenny ranks
TJ Reid embarks on a new era with Ballyhale tonight as a different summer with Kilkenny beckons.
# transferring skills
The Kilkenny camogie star drawing from a range of different sporting experiences
Anne Dalton and Kilkenny are bidding for three in-a-row Division 1 league titles tomorrow.
# Cats
2015 All-Star makes first start of the season as Kilkenny name strong side for Wexford
Ger Aylward will make his first competitive appearance for the Cats since last July.
# Rescued
Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility
The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.