Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates on of his two goals in the All-Ireland SHC Round two Qualifiers at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Not for the first time, Tipperary’s desire to gauge where they are is complicated by sticky issue of who they are. Still hurling’s little girl with th(...)

Offaly’s Brian Carroll  has no room to move as the Tipperary trio of  Michael Cahill, Paddy Stapleton and Paudie Maher surround him during the All-Ireland SHC Qualifier at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 5-25 Offaly 1-20It wasn’t always straightforward but Tipperary got the job done nonetheless in Portlaoise, running out easy winners in the e(...)

Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett feels the weight of a Limerick challenge during the Munster championship clash in Thurles. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Just a little respect. That’s all Limerick were after. Aretha’s justalittlebit. They came to Semple Stadium yesterday as Munster champions and left wi(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher exchanges greetings with Kilkenny’s  TJ Reid after the National League final in Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Hurling is the game that just keeps on giving. After last year’s magnificent championship campaign where one great match was followed by another, this(...)

Tipperary’s Patrick Maher, despite being tripped and having to take the shot while falling, scores his side’s second goal in Thurles yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

TIPPERARY 4-20 DUBLIN 0-17at Semple Stadium If nothing else, this game was another poke in the eye for the notion that the ills of the(...)

Tipperary's Noel McGrath and Patrick Donnellan of Clare at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O'Sullivan/Inpho

Tipperary 3-19 Clare 1-14: On a day that was supposed to turn everyone into mat(...)