Liam Kearns

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Tipperary’s Philip Austin and Kevin O’Halloran celebrate their side’s victory over Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a thoughtful contribution in these pages last week Feargal McGill, the GAA’s head of games administration, set out what he felt were the reasons fo(...)

Tipperary captain Peter Acheson, pictured with manager Liam Kearns after Sunday’s quarter-final victory over Galway: “I’m the third-oldest player and I’m only 26 but the young fellas, they are brave out. They go for it, which suits our style of play.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary footballers reaching an All-Ireland semi-final is no overnight success. There are plenty of medals in their pockets. Some for hurling but m(...)

Conor Sweeney of Tipperary scores his side’s third goal. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

At the end, with the place bubbling and people wiping wet eyes everywhere you looked, the Tipperary team came to the sideline under the Hogan Stand t(...)

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns with Peter Acheson at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Liam Kearns is still standing. At the table in the media room. We all sit in the flip-out chairs. No seat needed for this Kerry man. He will stand al(...)

Conor Sweeney scores  Tipperary’s third goal in the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final win over Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary 3-13 Galway 1-10 It’s hard to calibrate surprises and when a team is so emphatically superior in a match it can appear incongruous to dwell(...)

Cork’s William Egan tackles Lee Chin of Wexford during round two of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There comes a time during every major soccer tournament, usually at around the last 16 stage, when the initial thrill of three games a day has passed (...)

Derry’s Mark Lynch will need to deliver a big performance on Saturday. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

All-Ireland SF Qualifiers Round Four A Derry v Tipperary, Kingspan Breffni Park, 5.0 Another novel fixture in the qualifiers, this brings together (...)

 Galway’s manager Michael Donoghue shakes hands with Kilkenny boss  Brian Cody after the league encounter in March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

HURLING (Seán Moran) SATURDAY All-Ireland SHC qualifiers – Round One Wexford v Offaly Innovate Wexford Park, 3.30, Live, RTÉ 2 This looks mo(...)

 Liam Kearns celebrates after Tipperary’s win over Cork in the Munster football championship semi-finals. Photograph: Inpho

There’s no point getting too sentimental about it because the odds are graphically unimpressed by the likelihood of a contest but this weekend, an unu(...)

Cork players, led by Paul Kerrigan,  take to the field in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It doesn’t have to be the case but generally the – increasingly rare – championship shock is a zero-sum game: great joy mirrored by profound despair. (...)

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