Kilkenny

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Kilkenny’s Lydia Phelan and Angela Kenneally celebrate after the All-Ireland camogie championship final at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Some of this Kilkenny panel weren’t even born in 1994, but the year had hung over them like a dirty grey cloud. While Cork had feasted on 10 senior Al(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy: “The best player in Donegal for the last number of years has been Murphy and I don’t know anyone as obsessive about the game as him.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Icame in from work on Sunday and sat down to watch the All-Ireland hurling final. It was our first time as a family watching a final outside of Irelan(...)

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan: “I wouldn’t have minded what my role was, once you were involved with this group.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

What’s seldom is wonderful. Michael Ryan is better placed than most to know this old proverb to be true. “I said it last night: you almost dare to d(...)

Tipperary’s Pádraic Maher: “If we had lost yesterday it would have been very hard to come back.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Of this much Pádraic Maher is convinced: for the chosen few there would be no way back from another Kilkenny defeat. Forget about Maher’s six Munster(...)

Question and answer: Ronan Maher of Tipperary and Liam Blanchfield of Kilkenny at yesterday’s GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In a nutshell, Tipperary out-Kilkennyed Kilkenny this time to emerge as very deserving and worthy winners of this All-Ireland final. Any doubts which (...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher celebrates with the Liam McCarthy Cup after their All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final win over Kilkenny. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

And then the sky cleared. They have waited for a long, long time for this Monday morning in Tipperary; Thurles ready for a blazing welcome for the L(...)

Kilkenny’s Shane Prendergast and Cillian Buckley contest a high ball against John McGrath and Jason Forde of Tipperary. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the end, it was the one thing we didn’t imagine possible. Against type, against what we’ve come to presume logic looks like, Tipperary won this Al(...)

John “Bubbles” O’Dwyer of Tipperary celebrates scoring a goal against Kilkenny at Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John “Bubbles” O’Dwyer leaping over and out-muscling Paul Murphy provided the ultimate example of how greatness can be denied. Attack Kilkenny’s stre(...)

A dejected TJ Reid of Kilkenny after the game. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There is a bitter cold realisation which comes with losing an All-Ireland final, only no one presents it better than Brian Cody. When you’ve already w(...)

John McGrath scored Tipperary’s second goal in their All-Ireland final victory over Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 2-29 Kilkenny 2-20 The 2010 men who were to rule this hurling era finally do again. Perhaps they will call it the John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwye(...)

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