Kilkenny’s Ger Aylward scores his third and his side’s fifth goal at yesterday’s Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny and Tipperary may have been late into the action in this season’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship but their respective performances a(...)

Colm Cooper will make his first start since the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final as Kerry face  Tipperary

Ordinarily, keeping it to a six-point defeat would be a job reasonably well done for Tipperary against Kerry. But when they’re on the rise? Against(...)

Colin O’Riordan of Tipperary  after being named the EirGrid GAA U21 Player of the Year. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

There’s a strong air of confidence about the Tipperary team set to face Kerry in Sunday’s Munster Championship semi-final, and much of it seems to (...)

Colin O’Riordan is one of the many talented young players brought through by Tipperary. Photograph: Cathatal Noonan/Inpho.

MUNSTER SFC Quarter-final Tipperary v Waterford Semple Stadium Sunday, 3.30 The counties have been relatively rare protagonists and you h(...)

Tipperary’s Paul Maher is tackled by Kieran McGeary of Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 0-13 Tyrone 1-11Cathal McShane’s goal is ultimately what separated the counties in this gripping All-Ireland under-21 football final. It’s t(...)

If Cork can limit their influence, through Aidan Walsh (above), Séamus Harnedy and Mark Ellis in the central area Waterford’s challenge won’t run as smoothly. Photograph: Inpho

Allianz Hurling League final Cork v Waterford, Semple Stadium, 3.30pm – It has been a notable aspect of Waterford’s feisty displays that they rea(...)

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(...)

Dublin Manager Dessie Farrell has a  formidable looking side as they prepare to take on Tipperary in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

After making a grand total of five Munster under-21 finals in the first 44 years of the competition, Tipperary have been in seven of the last nine. Th(...)

The successful appeal of Séamus Callanan’s red card suspension restores the focal point of Tipperary’s attack. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s approach to this match will undoubtedly be shaped by thoughts for their team-mate Noel McGrath, who is recovering from surgery this week(...)

Séamus Callanan has been cleared to play in Tipperary’s league semi-final against Waterford. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan has been cleared by the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee to play for the county in Sunday’s hurling league semi-final again(...)