Declan Hannon

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Bary Nash on the ball during Limerick’s win over Tipperary. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Tipperary 0-18 Limerick 2-14 We had to double-check the score on the final whistle and again after chatting with both managers. What just happened? (...)

 Greg Murphy, formerly of Cork and now with Abu Dhabi Na Fianna and a sub on the 2018 All-Stars, is tackled by Cork’s Patrick Horgan  at Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2018 All Stars 9-16 2019 All Stars 8-9 Showcasing what we must assume as axiomatically greater hunger, the 2018 PwC All Stars beat their 2019 counter(...)

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(...)

Limerick’s Declan Hannon lifts the Liam MacCarthy following the 2018 All-Ireland final win over Galway. “Once my family and friends are happy and healthy and we have enough money for things, that’s all that matters.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Are you a saver or a spender? I would definitely say I’m a saver. Obviously, I have to spend on day-to-day items, but I tend not to splurge on big it(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates at the final whistle of the All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s all of 14 years and 11 matches, including the 2016 replay, since Brian Cody had to come in to the post-match media conference after an All-Irelan(...)

Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh and Paddy Deegan celebrate after the All-Ireland SHC semi-final victory over Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-21 Limerick 2-17 Kilkenny’s essential Codyness would survive a nuclear attack. They drenched Limerick in a tidal wave here and washed away(...)

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 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(...)

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(...)

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