Bonner Maher

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Plenty of teams would love to be able to call on the wealth of experience and skill Tipperary have. File photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In 2014, we were staring down the barrel of a gun. I knew it, most of the older lads on the Kilkenny panel knew it. The panel had a core group of play(...)

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(...)

Séamus Kennedy will miss Tipperary’s Munster SHC semi-final with a medial ligament a strain. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Double Tipperary All-Ireland winner Séamus Kennedy will miss the county’s first match in this year’s championship, the Munster semi-final against the (...)

Seamus Callanan of Tipperary and  Kilkenny’s  JJ Delaney  during the All-Ireland final replay in 2014.  Every man was going to do a proper man-marking job that day. If air or light could get between you and your man you weren’t tight enough.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

After 21 minutes of the Tipperary versus Waterford game on Sunday there was a frantic piece of action in the middle third of the field in Thurles. Var(...)

Limerick’s Aaron Gillane and David Reidy challenge Tipperary’s James Barry. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Limerick 2-17 Tipperary 4-14 The winter solstice has yet to dispel its gloom, Santa has yet to deliver his presents and the schools are not yet done (...)

 Ryan O’Dwyer, Bill O’Carroll, Fergal Whitely and Niall Corcoran, with U- 10 Kilmacud Crokes hurlers Michael Lyng, left, and Cian Manning at the launch of the The Beacon Hospital/Kilmacud Crokes  All-Ireland Hurling Sevens at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Richie Stakelum will not be the next Tipperary manager. The departure of Michael Ryan’s management team, en bloc last week, following a winless Munste(...)

Jason Forde: was the outstanding player in the country in the league and merits a place in Tipperary’s starting championship attack.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How do you put together a forward line? Plenty of intercounty teams are sitting down now in the middle of May, the summer on the table in front of the(...)

Galway’s Johnny Coen tackles  Michael Cahill of Tipperary during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

GALWAY 0-22 TIPPERARY 1-18 In the end no-one was entirely right about this cliffhanger of a match. There were the threads of predictability – Galway (...)

Tipperary’s Padraic Maher and Dan McCormack put the shackles on Dublin’s  Donal Burke. An outclassed Dublin still managed to score 1-19 on the day. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There’s no good reason to be in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Being there is a reminder that something went wrong for you. Tipperary have a few wins(...)

Kieran Joyce and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher tussle for possession in the crunch half-back area during yesterday’s final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

With four minutes left and Tipperary aching for something, for anything, Bonner Maher finally got the ball in his hand heading for goal. If Eamon O’Sh(...)