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Waterford’s Austin Gleeson scores his side’s first goal of the game during the  All-Ireland hurling quarter-final against Tipperary at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford 4-28 Tipperary 2-27 Liam Cahill’s spin cycle of emotions were fully displayed at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday after his adopted county end(...)

Waterford’s Neil Montgomery scores his side’s fourth goal  during the  All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Tipperary at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford 4-28 Tipperary 2-27 A stoppage-time goal by substitute Neil Montgomery helped Waterford’s advance to a second successive All-Ireland semi-f(...)

Limerick’s Diarmuid Byrnes with the Mick Mackey Cup after winning  the Munster    championship final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In 2019 Tipperary came out of the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick having probably played a lot worse than they did this Sunday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, and the(...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes celebrates after scoring a brilliant goal against Tipperary. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick 2-29 Tipperary 3-21 In the 54th minute Kyle Hayes galloped into the timeless folklore of Munster’s sacred summer ritual. It started innocent(...)

Barry Kelly says that James Owens and other referees haven’t had anything like the usual number of matches to acclimatise to the new hurling rules for championship. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Former referee Barry Kelly has said that he remains in favour of measures to combat cynical play even though the current sanction, which proved contro(...)

Clare’s David Reidy and Aron Shanagher vie  with Barry Heffernan of Tipperary for the sliotar. Photograph: Inpho

This was impressive by Tipperary. I thought they looked in good shape and more dangerous than they have in a while. If you use Bubbles O’Dwyer as baro(...)

Brian Lohan issues instructions to his players during the quarter-final victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We forget, in the case of Brian Lohan, that these are still the very early days. It’s true that in intercounty terms he is not a young manager. Indee(...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummy celebrates after the victory over Galway at Parnell Park in June 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They should have more to them, the Dublin hurlers. That’s always how it feels, isn’t it? By now, by this stage, it all ought to be further along. The (...)

Cathal Mannion in full flow against Cork. His form is   key for Galway  as his loss in the semi-final last year was so crucial. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The league is over. The championship is more or less here. Nobody is going to get any fitter or stronger by the time the first ball is thrown in next (...)

Tipperary’s Paul Flynn has a shot blocked by Tommy Gallagher of Westmeath during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Group A match at  TEG Cusack Park in  Mullingar. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Westmeath 0-16 Tipperary 4-27 Already, it seems clear that the 2021 All-Ireland will be a place for the high-rollers only. On a roasting midlands af(...)

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