Peter Harte: “They all play the Tyrone way, if you like. A brand of football where you use your head in certain situations.” Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye /Inpho

“It’s all a blink,” says Peter Harte, and he’s not talking about that near non-stop journey which has taken Tyrone back into an All-Ireland football s(...)

Tipperary’s manager Eamon O’Shea after the defeat against Galway on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eamon O’Shea asks for a little time. He sits back in his chair and takes a slug out of a water bottle, holding it with both hands. He takes a few sec(...)

 Shane Moloney’s point at the death booked Galway a place in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 0-26 Tipperary 3-16 In the nick of time the GAA Hurling All-Ireland season ignited with just two matches to go. Galway, for so long spec(...)

Tipperary’s James Quigley consoles Dublin’s Gavin King after his side’s All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final win. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 2-17 Dublin 1-15 It was Liam Cahill himself who conceded ahead of Tipperary’s bid for a first All-Ireland minor hurling final place since 20(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning: wasn’t at his best against Cork but will prove a major threat to Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I wonder what goals Galway and Tipperary players set themselves at the beginning of this season. The Tipperary hurling confraternity certainly were fo(...)

The Perseid meteor shower: lighting up the night sky - and Vinny’s day. Photograph: Getty Images

It was a little before midnight on Monday when the starry-eyed stargazers disembarked the Dublin Bus special, armed with binoculars, collapsible teles(...)

Sean Cavanagh helped Tyrone to a comfortable win over Tipperary in Thurles. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 0-7 Tyrone 0-19 Tipperary manager Peter Creedon stepped down in the wake of this 12 point defeat after four seasons in charge. Creedon cited(...)

Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan in action against Limerick during  the Munster U-21 hurling semi-final in midweek. He will line out against Tyrone at Thurles. Photograph: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile

For teams who have never met each other, you can’t say this pair don’t have history. The fall-out from the All-Ireland under-21 final back in M(...)

“Even when you win things, you have mediocre days,” says Mickey Harte. Photograph: Andrew Paton/ Presseye/Inpho

It’s too soon for the 2008 comparison in Tyrone. Knocked out of the Ulster quarter-finals by Down, that summer Mickey Harte’s men went on this stor(...)

Seamus Callanan: “he’s toughened up and his confidence has just grown”. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

With five Munster hurling titles to his name, John Leahy can afford to question Tipperary’s now three-year wait since their last one. Although that w(...)