John Kiely

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Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty breaks past Seán O’Brien of Tipperary in their Munster final victory at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

We stood around in a circle, tightly-knit in Nowlan Park as the last of the baking summer’s day sun beat down on us, a mixture of Vaseline and sweat d(...)

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 manager Liam Sheedy and selector Eamon O’Shea. It is precisely because they are such different people that the pairing are so intriguing. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On February 20th, it was announced that Eamon O’Shea was returning to Liam Sheedy’s management team for the Tipperary hurlers. The news drew respectfu(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan comes under pressure from Clare’s David McInerney during the Munster championship clash at Ennis. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Follow that. Actually, Munster couldn’t. Leinster, the more dismissed of the provincial championships, served up most of the drama on a weekend when t(...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes battles with  Tipperary’s Ronan Maher  during the Munster SHC round-robin game at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tipperary 1-22 Limerick 0-21 The hint of irrelevance about this collision of the All-Ireland champions and their most plausible successors never quit(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and John O’Dwyer celebrate the comprehensive victory over Clare at Cusack Park  which seemed to derail the Banner’s campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SUNDAY Clare v Cork, Cusack Park, 2.0 A year must seem like a long time for Clare. In last year’s championship they had two provincial scraps with (...)

Dan Morrissey returns to the Limerick side for Sunday’s Munster round-robin hurling match against Tipperary. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland champions Limerick have done a spot of rotation for Sunday’s final provincial round-robin against the team of the championship so far, Tip(...)

Limerick’s Aaron Gillane celebrates scoring a goal against Clare. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick 1-28 Clare 0-13 “Inconceivable.” John Kiely doesn’t choose the word lightly, the Limerick manager pausing for deeper thought when asked abo(...)

Kilkenny’s Adrian Mullen in action against Carlow. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY LEINSTER SHC ROUND 4 Wexford v Carlow, Innovate Wexford Park, 7.0 Nothing has gone Carlow’s way in this championship. The fixture list was m(...)

John Kiely: “Overall, the whole attitude of what we were about today was much better.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Sunday saw the first championship match between the counties at a Waterford venue for 89 years. From the home team’s point of view, it might be as wel(...)

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