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33 pictures that chart Kilkenny's brilliant hurling year

From January through to September, it was a year to remember for the Cats.

January

1. Galway’s Cathal Mannion and Aidan Fogarty battle each other and atrocious conditions in the Walsh Cup semi-final

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

2. Henry Shefflin keeps himself warm during the same game

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February

3. Tommy Walsh attempts to turn his man in the Walsh Cup final with Dublin

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

4. Kilkenny captain David Langton lifts the Walsh Cup after victory over Dublin

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5. Walter Walsh kicks the sliotar just wide during the league defeat to Clare

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6. The new look Nowlan Park after a storm damages one of the stands

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7. Kilkenny get the better of Tipperary in a classic

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March

8. Richie Power goes all out against Waterford

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April

9. St.Kieran’s College team celebrate winning the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

10. Tommy Walsh needs all the hurleys for the Divison 1 semi-final 

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11. Kilkenny players defend a free against Galway in the same game

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May

12. Brian Cody urges his players on from the sidelines in the Division 1 final

Brian Cody Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

13. TJ Reid is full of concentration 

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14. Brian Cody gets his point across at the end of normal time

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15. Lester Ryan lifts the Division 1 trophy

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June

16. Kilkenny and Offaly took part in the first championship hurling on Sky 

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

17. Colin Fennelly finds the back of the net despite pressure from Offaly’s Cathal Parlon and James Dempsey

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

18. Paul Murphy clears his lines against Galway in the Leinster SHC semi-final

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19. Eoin Larkin celebrates a late score

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July

20. John Power sees his close range effort saved by Alan Nolan in the Leinster SHC final

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21. Walter Walsh and Paul Schutte both miss the sliotar 

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

22. Lester Ryan lifts the Bob O’Keeffe Cup

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August

23. Eoin Larkin under pressure from Tom Condon and Seamus Hickey of Limerick in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

24. JJ Delaney and Shane Dowling play through the rain

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

25. David Herity stars in one of the sports pics of the year

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

September

26. John Walsh celebrates scoring a goal in the All-Ireland MHC final

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

27. The minors celebrate their All-Ireland win over Limerick 

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

28. Richie Hogan celebrates scoring a point

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

29. Eoin Murphy celebrates Kilkenny’s third goal of the first All-Ireland final

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

30. John O’Dwyer celebrates a point to draw the game 

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

31. John Power celebrates scoring Kilkenny’s second goal

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

32. Jackie Tyrell celebrates in front of the Hill at the end of the All-Ireland final replay

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33. Henry Shefflin celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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