Eoin Murphy

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Séamus Callanan: once again a contender for Hurler of the Year. The Tipperay captain’s  leadership and goal-a-game record over eight fixtures speaks eloquently for itself.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All about timing: it’s a small sample size but the evidence of the first two years of the experimental championship format suggests one trend; the two(...)

Tipperary’s Padraic Maher wins the balls and burst out of his defence. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Restarts In the 25th minute Jason Forde had just scored a 65 and then a free, Tipperary’s fourth and fifth points. They’d only scored one of those fi(...)

Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy can’t stop Séamus Callanan of Tipperary scoring his side’s second goal during the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 3-25 Kilkenny 0-20 In their imaginations, every Tipperary game ends like this. Score after score dispatched from all angles and distance, e(...)

The Kilkenny squad ahead of their quarter-final win over Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1. Eoin Murphy Club: Glenmore Age: 29 Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 12st 11lbs @eoinscruff Best in the business for a while now. Athletic, quick (...)

Patrick Horgan has given Tipperary the nod ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The outside inside view Patrick Horgan scored a hat-trick for Cork against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland quarter-final, 3-10, and still ended up on the(...)

Kilkenny’s goalkeeper Eoin Murphy in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park on July 27th. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

In a conversation about Kilkenny’s exceptional goalkeeper Eoin Murphy, Christy O’Connor, an authority on the position, made an interesting point. He f(...)

Kilkenny’s goalkeeper Eoin Murphy in their  All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final against Limerick at  Croke Park on July 27th. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Eoin Murphy (Glenmore) Age: 29 Position: goalkeeper SHC debut: June 9th, 2013 v Offaly Honours: All-Ireland SHC 2011, ’12 (as panellist) and 2014 and (...)

Brian Hogan: with Pádraig Walsh in imperious form, you’d expect that down the middle of the Kilkenny defence will be a no-go area for the Tipperary ’keeper. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Between now and Sunday week, Kilkenny and Tipperary will be analysed from thousands of angles by thousands of people with thousands of opinions. There(...)

Alan Fahy (Dun Laoghaire) pitching to the sixth green during  his Irish Amateur Close   quarter-final victory over Eoin Murphy  at Ballybunion Golf Club. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Robert Brazill’s stock seven-iron soars 180 yards with ease but he’s loving being asked to drill it 110-yards into a 50kmph Ballybunion breeze as he s(...)

Limerick’s Dan Morrissey with Walter Walsh of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

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

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