Tipperary manager Michael Ryan. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The conversation probably won’t arise on the Tipperary team bus but the cold fact of the matter is that tomorrow, Tipperary will play against a Kilke(...)

Tipperary’s Conor Kenny and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell Photograph: Inpho/Ken Sutton

Tipperary 1-23 Dublin 0-12 Winter hurling at Semple but Tipperary would warm you to your fingertips in the right mood. They weren’t quite at it all n(...)

Michael Ryan: The Tipperary manager has added Brian Horgan to his coaching team.

Former Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea could be set for a sensational return to top-level intercounty coaching with Galway. It is understood that O’Sh(...)

Lar Corbett scored a spectacular hat-trick in the 2010 All-Ireland hurling final against Kilkenny, to win his second All-Ireland and help deprive Cats of five titles in a row. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Not many players “come out of nowhere” to win two All-Irelands plus a hurler of the year award, but then Lar Corbett is no ordinary player. Now, at 34(...)

 Kilkenny’s TJ Reid is favourite for the Hurler of the Year award after an exceptional season with club and county. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny and Galway share the biggest presence on the short list for the GAA GPA All Stars, sponsored by Opel. Both All-Ireland finalists have (...)

Tipperary’s leading scorer Séamus Callanan was named as the Opel GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month for August. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Tipperary’s leading scorer Séamus Callanan said at yesterday’s announcement that he was the Opel GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month for August that he was st(...)

Tipperary’s  Seamus Hennessey, Noel McGrath and James Barry celebrate the All-Ireland U-21 hurling final victory over Galway in 2010. But Tipp’s great season  failed to lead on to the expected glory. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sunday completed an extraordinary turnaround in the fortunes of Tipperary and Galway hurling. It wasn’t a traumatic single event like the roof falling(...)

Tipperary’s manager Eamon O’Shea after the defeat against Galway on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eamon O’Shea asks for a little time. He sits back in his chair and takes a slug out of a water bottle, holding it with both hands. He takes a few sec(...)

Shane Moloney of Galway scores the winning point in injury time. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Oh hurling, how could we doubt you? We worthless curs, we ignorant daws. We’ve spent the summer grumbling at the lack of a decent game and instead of (...)

Tipperary  defence, backboned by Pádraic Maher, above, and James Barry has the collective nous and mobility to stay with Galway. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s striking how established the consensus becomes in the later stages of the All-Ireland championship even in relation to more nuanced verdicts than(...)