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Two ends of the country, one date ringed on the calendar. On Sunday May 25th, David Hanley will turn the key in the gates at Semple Stadium at 7.30am.(...)

Allianz Hurling League Division One  final, Semple Stadium: Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan under pressure from Michael Cahill, Cathal Barrett and Brendan Maher of Tipperary. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

What a difference a year can make. It’s been remarked on in the aftermath of Sunday’s hurling league final between Kilkenny and Tipperary that whereas(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher exchanges greetings with Kilkenny’s  TJ Reid after the National League final in Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Hurling is the game that just keeps on giving. After last year’s magnificent championship campaign where one great match was followed by another, this(...)

 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody following his team’s thrilling league final victory over Tipperary at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Another league ends and Brian Cody celebrated the retention of the Allianz hurling title for the third successive year by remaining on the field in Se(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and Michael Cahill battle with Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan during the Allianz Hurling League final at Semple Stadium yesterday. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After a compelling finale, the National Hurling League was decided by the usual point and in favour of the usual suspects.Richie Power lashed the ball(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan gets away his shot despite the challenge from Tipperary’s Brendan Maher during Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One  final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny 2-25Tipperary 1-27In the end it was one piece of quick thinking and clinical execution that separated the sides. TJ Reid’s short line (...)

The league has worked out well for Tipperary to date – despite the high-scoring loss to Kilkenny – and they don’t have a whole lot to lose in Sunday’s final. Photograph: Inpho

Here we go again, another Kilkenny-Tipperary duel. Only, unlike last year’s league final, when everyone would have thought we had the best two teams i(...)

Tipperary’s Padraic Maher in action against Dublin’s John McCaffrey during the National League clash at Thurles. “Kilkenny are the only team to knock us out of championship hurling since I started playing with Tipp.” Photograph: Inpho

“He slipped. People say it is a mistake. But the man slipped. It is very harsh,” Pádraic Maher says of Steven Gerrard’s spectacularly unfortunate fall(...)

Tipperary’s Jason Forde comes under pressure during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photo: Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-13 Waterford 0-16 (...)

Tipperary 3-18 Offaly 1-10Eamon O’Shea’s Tipperary enjoyed a comfortable victory over Offaly in yesterday’s senior intercounty hurling challenge in Mo(...)

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