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 manager Eamon O’Shea celebrates after his team’s win over Cork in the All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

It’s a long way from there to here. Three months ago, as he contemplated a second successive Munster defeat by Limerick, Tipperary manager Eamon O’She(...)

Liam Sheedy: Tipp’s All-Ireland winning boss is confident of repeat success.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Tipperary’s 2010 All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy believes the county is primed for a repeat performance against Kilkenny at Croke Park on Sept(...)

Former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy (centre) with current boss Eamon O’Shea (left) and selector Michael Ryan in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Liam Sheedy’s perspective on the mental frailty of Tipperary’s best hurlers was sought yesterday. It was a valid question considering current Tipp (...)

Tipperary’s Eamon O’Shea: “One of the things about hurling is that it’s a totally different game month by month.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He says he never stopped enjoying it through the torrents of rumour and critical appraisal that followed Tipperary through the spring and you know tha(...)

Anthony Nash takes a 20m free against Clare in last year’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Inpho.

The GAA has called off the proposed introduction of the hooter-clock system for this year’s championship. At Saturday’s Central Council meeting(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer in action against Clare’s Brendan Bugler during the recent league clash at Thurles. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Few recent All-Ireland champions have worn the crown as heavily as the feted Tipperary hurling team of 2010. The thrilling nature of that famou(...)

Jim Gavin receives his Philips Sports Manager of the Year award from Cel O’Reilly (Managing Director Philips Ireland) and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport, at a function in the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In a reverse of 1995, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin saw off Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald for the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin set the bar in 2013.  Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has been named Phillips Sports Manager of the Year at an awards ceremony in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel this afternoon.Gavin s(...)

Limerick’s Gavin O’Mahony:  “From a Limerick point of view, those appointing a new manager have a bigger job in that they have to put the right team in place.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Gavin O’Mahony, the former Limerick captain and left half back on this year’s Munster hurling championship-winning team, yesterday called for a stream(...)