Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea with Michael Ryan (right).  Ryan has been a selector now under both O’Shea and Liam Sheedy. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

With the 2014 season barely cold in the ground, the announcement of Tipperary’s managerial plans for 2016 and beyond over the weekend is quite a state(...)

Eamon O’Shea has confirmed he is to stay on as Tipperary hurling manager. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Eamon O’Shea has confirmed that he is staying on as manager of the Tipperary senior hurling team for the 2015 season. O’Shea will take charge of the (...)

Tipperary wing back Kieran Bergin in action during the drawn All-Ireland hurling final against Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s Kieran Bergin is of the view the free awarded at the end of last month’s drawn All-Ireland final wasn’t a foul. The controversial decisio(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea, who received the backing from his players following the All-Ireland defeat by Kilkenny, urges his side forward. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is mounting concern in Tipperary hurling that manager Eamon O’Shea may no longer be able to commit to the post. In the aftermath of Saturday’s A(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea: “I believe these are men who fought the battle to the end.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rarely has any man been more philosophical about the losing of an All-Ireland hurling final than Eamon O’Shea. What unfolded in Croke Park was, in his(...)

Tipperary’s Padraic Maher and Brendan Maher tackle Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly during Saturday’s final at Croke Park.Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14 Ultimately the outcome of Saturday’s All-Ireland hurling final replay followed such logical patterns that it left those (...)

Kieran Joyce and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher tussle for possession in the crunch half-back area during yesterday’s final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

With four minutes left and Tipperary aching for something, for anything, Bonner Maher finally got the ball in his hand heading for goal. If Eamon O’Sh(...)

Team captain Brendan Maher addresses Tipperary supporters at Semple Stadium, Thurles.

With the open wound of yesterday’s loss in the All-Ireland hurling final replay still visible and aching, several thousand Tipperary supporters nev(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea attempts to get his message across. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rarely was the losing of an All-Ireland hurling final greeted with such disbelief, nor indeed acceptance. Because as difficult as Eamon O’Shea found T(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and Padraic Maher close down Colin Fennelly of Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hurling works the way Brian Cody and Kilkenny mould it. This we know only too well.A joyless, emotional and engaging Eamon O’Shea is followed into the(...)