Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea: believes Tipperary’s experience of “sticky situations” in championship games this year was crucial against Kilkenny. Photograph: Inph0

Eamon O’Shea is confident that he can properly manage the three-week break before the All-Ireland senior hurling final replay against Kilkenny on Sept(...)

Tipperary’s Lar Corbett gets away from Paul Murphy of Kilkenny during the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Sometimes the mercurial among us are perfect. But some days they wake from slumber with a coldness, uninspired and unable to rediscover greatness. (...)

Patrick Maher scores  Tipperary’s goal during  the  All-Ireland SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-22 Tipperary 1-28When the heart-rate returns to something approaching normality, when the adrenaline fades and we all slide back to our wor(...)

 Brian Cody (left) and Eamon O’Shea (right) are accidental coaches in a way, facilitators and nurturers of talent who do not pretend to know more than they do. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Malcolm Gladwell is at it again. This time destroying some of the myths about the Mafia, and given his typically unexpected conclusions, offers a theo(...)

Kilkenny’s Padraig Walsh is chased down by Tipp’s Kieran Bergin

These teams are virtually inseparable. I don’t believe this is going to be a match where one team doesn’t turn up or one team runs away with it. As ev(...)

Tipperary’s Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher battles with JJ Delaney and Tommy Walsh of Kilkenny in the 2012 All-Ireland SHC semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The final pieces fell into place last night with the expected news that Henry Shefflin would start his bid for a new record, 10th All-Ireland medal on(...)

Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher, seen here with J J Delaney in the 2012 semi-final against Kilkenny, is fit to take his place in Tipperary’s team for Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea has named an unchanged side for Sunday’s GAA All-Ireland hurling final against Kilkenny. This means that Michael Cah(...)

Drawing on early memories is proving to be very effective in clinical trials.

A “Dr Who” approach to engaging with people with dementia can have a marked impact on their quality of life, according to research led by NUI Galway (...)

Tipperary coach Paudie O’Neill: “A fact is a fact. We can’t change the result of ’09 – but we can’t change the result of 2010 either”. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Within the Tipperary management team, Paudie O’Neill provides perspective. He shares with manager Eamon O’Shea the geographical distance of having liv(...)

Tipperary’s Michael Cahill is battling to be fit for the All-Ireland final gainst Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA will investigate the unruly scenes in Limerick last Saturday during the All-Ireland football semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo. A ma(...)