Kilkenny manager Brian Cody shakes hands with his  Tipperary counterpart  Liam Sheedy after the Allianz Hurling League  game at  Semple Stadium back in February. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Bill Belichick and Brian Cody have a lot in common. Not just in terms of timescale, although it is kind of mad that Cody is finishing his 21st season (...)

Tipperary’s Patrick Maher is tackled by Wexford’s Liam Ryan during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tipperary 3-21 Wexford 1-21 With plenty of fire and not too much fuss, Tipperary have put an end to Wexford’s unbeaten record of 2018 – Jason Forde p(...)

Waterford’s Michael Walsh and Shane Bennett in action with David Redmond and Shaun Murphy of Wexford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the end, what was a historic weekend with the re-opening of Páirc Uí Chaoimh turned out to be an underwhelming quarter-final series. Both Waterford(...)

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 Seamus Callanan and Damian Cahalane of Cork in the Munster quarter-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

For anyone expecting the hurling championship to start with a bang, this weekend was a serious disappointment. Not alone did it not start with a bang(...)

Tipperary’s Conor Kenny and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell Photograph: Inpho/Ken Sutton

Tipperary 1-23 Dublin 0-12 Winter hurling at Semple but Tipperary would warm you to your fingertips in the right mood. They weren’t quite at it all n(...)

Shane Moloney of Galway scores the winning point in injury time. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Oh hurling, how could we doubt you? We worthless curs, we ignorant daws. We’ve spent the summer grumbling at the lack of a decent game and instead of (...)

 Séamus Callanan: the Tippearary full forward did a lot of damage against Galway when the sides met  in last year’s championship. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill /

The old line about not knowing what Galway will turn up isn’t strictly true unless you hear it at the start of the year. Once they get motoring in a s(...)

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett is tackled by Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett during the Munster hurling final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Both Tipperary and Waterford can take something from this but, importantly, they have room to improve before the All-Ireland series and will need t(...)

Colin Dunford stays one step ahead of James Woodlock during  Waterford’s league semi-final win over Tipperary at Nowland Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford have been in many ways the team of the year so far and I was mightily impressed by them in the semi-final when they should have beaten Co(...)

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