Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea at the Gaelic Grounds: “I thought we held our nerve when they came back at us and showed a lot of resilience.  The experience gained over the last couple of years has been really good for us.”  Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho Treacy

Well, explain that. Limerick were playing at home in front of the biggest crowd this Munster championship fixture has seen in over 10 years. Limerick(...)

Tipperary’s Paul Curran has retired from inter-county hurling. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary hurling veteran Paul Curran has announced his inter-county retirement.33-year-old Curran, who picked up an All-Ireland medal in 2010, was le(...)

Paul Curran: the former dual All Star began his illustrious career for  Tipperary in 2001. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea has trimmed a number of players, including 2010 All-Ireland SHC medallist Paul Curran, from his squad ahead of this sum(...)

Waterford’s Colin Dunford celebrates at the final whistle of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-final against Tipperary at  Nowlan Park in  Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 1-19Tipperary 2-15These games matter and they don’t matter. Tipperary turned up in Nowlan Park just a little heavier-legged than they were a(...)

The Tipperary duo of  Denis Maher and Kieran Bergin challenge  Iarlaith Tannian of Galway during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 2-18 Galway 0-20Two Tipperary goals just after half-time helped them to stave off a strong closing quarter by Galway in this robust league e(...)

St Vincent’s Ger Brennan with Garrycastle’s Dessie Dolan. “He is an exceptional player for Vincent’s and he’s the one person that makes them tick,” says Dolan. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

You don’t go on a two-and-a-half-year unbeaten run without squeaking through a tight spot or two so maybe it’s perversely apt that the last time St Vi(...)

Shane Curran is taking will manage    Padraig Pearses. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shane Curran will begin his managerial career with local Roscommon rivals Padraig Pearses. The former St Brigid’s and Roscommon goalkeeper had been li(...)

Donie Shine leaves the field injured after the Connacht championship game with Mayo in June. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Roscommon forward Donie Shine is looking to put a disappointing 2014 behind him as he edges closer to a national football league return from injury, a(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly is the star of St Vincent’s attack  but he’s just one part of a formidable attacking  unit. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This summer Dublin won a ninth Leinster title in 10 years and by a considerable margin. Even in Kevin Heffernan’s day the haul was just seven out of 1(...)

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(...)