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 Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy is among the subs for Saturday’s Tipperary v Kilkenny: The Legends Return — a benefit match for Amanda Stapleton.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On the weekend of the All Stars, Saturday will see nearly 30 of them in action in Borrisoleigh where Tipperary and Kilkenny will renew rivalry in a be(...)

Kilkenny beat Offaly by nine points in Nowlan Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Reform it and they will come A couple of weekends into the radical departure of the round robins in the Munster and Leinster hurling championships, t(...)

Shane McGrath and his disappointed Tipperary team-mates after the 2-17 to 0-20 league final defeat to Kilkenny at Nowlan Park  in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There was just a minute gone in the second half of extra-time in the 2009 league final. A minute gone and nine to go and all money down. Noel McGrath(...)

 John McGrath raises one of the local kids over his head in the Mbekweni township, close to Paarl city, the former home to World Champion long jumper Luvo Manyonga. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

Ask John McGrath how far he’s come to speak at the GAA coaching conference in Croke Park on Saturday and you don’t get an answer: you get a philosophy(...)

A young architect and her husband decided on a major makeover of this semi-detached suburban house that they bought at the bottom of the market in 201(...)

Eoin Murphy: “I will be personally over the moon if we win. But I think honestly I will be over the moon for the group and the players.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Eoin Murphy doesn’t mince his words when it come to recalling the All-Ireland final he played in. The Waterford selector was corner-back in 2008 and (...)

A dejected Jackie Tyrrell after the 2010 All-Ireland defeat to Tipperary. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

You never forget losing an All-Ireland final. You never forget winning one either but you might have to be prompted to think of it. You might get aske(...)

A section of the  packed house at Nowlan Park watch Henry Shefflin in action: “It was two teams facing off in a battle in a desert heat, testing themselves to the last drop.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s fair to say the qualifier draw on Monday morning will be the most anticipated one since 2013. So many of the pre-summer favourites are in there (...)

Mairéad Frisby from Tipperary (centre, in blue and gold), a special needs assistant at Grennan College in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, with students in Kilkenny colours ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

It can be a lonely life for one Tipperary fan, ensconced deep in enemy territory in Kilkenny. Mairéad Frisby is from Mullinahone in Tipperary, just (...)

Eamon O’Shea: his Tipperary team were involved in some classic games with Kilkenny. Photograph : Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In this week of all weeks, the mind wanders to what Eamon O’Shea is doing. Could be anything, really. Most likely, he has his nose deep in some new pi(...)

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