Tipperary

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The Tipperary team after winning the  Munster championship  at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Nothing in sport beats the end of a famine. Not the last-minute goals, not the 80-yard tries. Not holing out from the fairway or a 170 check-out or a (...)

 Tipperary’s Padraic Looram, Paudie Feehan and Philip Austin celebrate at the final whistle after beating Cork in the Munster football final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Bloody 2020, eh? In this year of oddity, in this championship of miracles, the race for the Sam Maguire is still a going concern in . . . checks notes(...)

 Conor Whelan in action against Kilkenny in the Leinster final. Galway, despite ample possession,  have lacked a goal threat thus far. That could be costly against Tipperary. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

I don’t want to start talking about such a vital weekend by saying that I’ve no idea who’s going to win the first match but Tipperary and Galway has b(...)

Tipperary’s Bloody Sunday commemorative jersey.

A big weekend beckons for Séamus McCarthy and Tipperary football even if he will only be able to follow it on television. A former player and manager(...)

I think of this rivalry like the vicious killer clown in the horror movie IT. The clown is called Pennywise and he awakens from the underground world every 27 years to feed his need. The Tipperary-Galway rivalry was asleep since the late 80s. It’s now back in all its glory and hopefully it stays around for a while longer. There are too many good players for it to vanish underground. Photograph: Warner Bros/New Line Cinema

As I left Thurles on Sunday evening in the crisp darkness it felt like the weekend was summed up by a phrase that was in use elsewhere in the sporting(...)

Limerick during a water break against Clare. Clare were 0-9 to 0-7 ahead at the first water break against Limerick. The Treaty County went on to win the game by 10 points. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford and Limerick were level heading into the first and second half water breaks in Sunday’s Munster hurling final. The Déise had outscored Lime(...)

Remarkably, Laois have never played Dublin in Laois. Photograph: Inpho

I watched Laois warming up to play Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday lunchtime and began to think of my own time managing Roscommon. And I wondered about(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan: “It seems so long ago that we won the All-Ireland final. It seems like a lifetime ago now.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary captain Séamus Callanan is picking up the threads of a season that threatened never to happen. It’s a frustration in all the obvious ways bu(...)

Waterford’s Niamh Rockett scores a goal against Limerick during the All-Ireland senior championship round two clash at Walsh Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Waterford and Tipperary took the spoils from Sunday’s senior camogie championship action. The Déise girls got the better of Limerick 2-15 to 0-9 at (...)

John Sugrue of Kerry at the  launch of the 2020 EirGrid GAA Football U20 All-Ireland Championship at Croke Park. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Throughout his two-year term as Laois senior manager, John Sugrue selected Stephen Attride as his captain. But now in charge of the Kerry under-20s he(...)

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