Cian Lynch

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John McGrath needs to deliver in the Tipperary forward line in Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Kilkenny. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An appropriately hard call at the end of a championship that no team has dominated. Both finalists have suffered significant defeats along the way but(...)

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 (...)

Wexford’s Kevin Foley in action against Tipperary’s Noel McGrath during the league. If Tipp can limit  Foley’s influence and keep his possessions under 10 to 12 they have a great chance. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

I always felt All-Ireland semi-finals were like when you were a young teenager, full of life and mischief as you walked up to a nightclub door and app(...)

Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty breaks past Seán O’Brien of Tipperary in their Munster final victory at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

We stood around in a circle, tightly-knit in Nowlan Park as the last of the baking summer’s day sun beat down on us, a mixture of Vaseline and sweat d(...)

Limerick players and coaching staff celebrate winning the Munster SHC Final against Tipperary. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Limerick 2-26 Tipperary 2-14 June closed with an imperious statement of intent from the young All-Ireland champions. It’s not often that Tipperary ar(...)

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open host Paul McGinley pictured beside the  The Rampant Goat bronze at Lahinch Golf Club, host of next week’s event. Photograph:   Brian Arthur

The symbol most associated with Lahinch Golf Club is that of the “Rampant Goat.” It is on the club crest, and a wonderfully crafted statue of the anim(...)

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer in action against Clare during the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are a couple of points worth making about this weekend before looking at the matches. Huge crowds are expected in both Croke Park and Limerick b(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath eludes Limerick’s Richie English  during the Munster championship clash at Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Borrowing a metaphor from another sport, there was an element of shadow boxing to events in Thurles, a phony war where neither eventual winners Tipper(...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes battles with  Tipperary’s Ronan Maher  during the Munster SHC round-robin game at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tipperary 1-22 Limerick 0-21 The hint of irrelevance about this collision of the All-Ireland champions and their most plausible successors never quit(...)

Dan Morrissey returns to the Limerick side for Sunday’s Munster round-robin hurling match against Tipperary. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland champions Limerick have done a spot of rotation for Sunday’s final provincial round-robin against the team of the championship so far, Tip(...)

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