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‘The player of the year would have to be Brian Fenton.’ Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

The summer is done and we’ll all go away off now and get the heads down for the winter. People give out about the championship all the time but I must(...)

Kilkenny’s JJ Delaney leaves the field as the sky turns dark after the All-Ireland hurling final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On the Friday evening of September 25th 2014, Eamon O’Shea got into his car outside work at NUIG and pointed it into the rush-hour traffic. There wasn(...)

TipperaryJohn O’Dwyer celebrates scoring against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rory McIlroy has had a fairly up and down year. But on Monday he captured his first PGA Tour win in 16 months, to go with his Irish Open win from earl(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody after Tipperary’s All-Ireland win. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

‘Celebrate it,” wrote Seán Moran in this space on the Wednesday after the 2010 All-Ireland hurling final. He was addressing the Tipperary team who had(...)

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(...)

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