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Tipperary manager Colm Bonnar: his team are in   a period of major transition. Photograph: Getty Images

Last week there would have been long odds against Sunday’s Tipperary-Cork clash in Thurles being anything other than an afterthought. But the Clare-Li(...)

The first thing to note about Tipperary’s young guns is that they aren’t all that especially young. Of the players who made their first championship s(...)

Gearóid Hegarty and Seán Finn are among 12 Limerick players to win All Stars this year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Limerick hurlers have made history by smashing the previous record number of All Stars in a given year. Having already established a new mark for the (...)

 Liam Sheedy celebrates Tipperary’s 2019 All-Ireland win  with his wife Margaret and daughters Gemma and Aislinn. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Liam Sheedy allows himself to wax elegiac about the championship ahead. “Certainly for us, there’s no better feeling that going down into Cork or Lime(...)

Brian Cody is looking to extend his long run of All-Ireland semi-final wins on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The All-Ireland semi-final, August 2009. I remember standing there, waiting in my left-corner-back position where Hill 16 meets the Cusack Stand. I ha(...)

One of Liam Sheedy’s singular abilities as manager has been to demand that his teams produce the hunger to succeed. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

There are patterns in sport. Saturday lunchtime brings Liam Sheedy and Tipperary back to the Gaelic Grounds, the venue that acted as their crossroads (...)

Tipperary goalkeeper Brian Hogan claims his first Hurling All  Stars awards and follows in the footsteps of his father, Ken, who won one in  1987. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Though there are occasionally years in which the announcement of the hurling All Star team causes a stir around the place, 2019 is unlikely to be one (...)

Bernard Brogan: ticked all the boxes as a top class forward during a spectacularly successful  career with Dublin. Photograph: Donall  Farmer/Inpho

In a funny way, the frustration of his last couple of years on the county panel was just about the only box that Bernard Brogan needed to tick in his (...)

St Kieran’s Adrian Mullen celebrates scoring his side’s third goal in the 2017 Croke Cup final. Mullen is the frontrunner for the Young Hurler of the Year award this year. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Liam Smith gets goose-bumps now even recalling the moment, primarily because it was such a seminal turning point for St Kieran’s College. They went in(...)

Cork and Limerick parade around Páirc Uí Chaoimh  before round three of the 2018 Munster Hurling Championship. Photograph: Inpho

John Considine has a clever metaphor for the evolution of the GAA’s stadium policy and the rush by so many counties to construct extravagant venues, w(...)

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