Liam Sheedy

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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(...)

Liam Sheedy: “I couldn’t visualise myself going on this journey without having Eamon by my side and on my shoulder.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a warm glow inside the old Burlington hotel on this Monday morning after Tipperary topple Kilkenny. All comers from all counties. Anthony Daly(...)

Brian Cody saw his Kilkenny side comprehensively beaten by Tipperary. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

No back up plan from Cody You could argue Marty Morrissey was playing the role of Captain Obvious a little too, well, obvious; but he was nonetheless(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer scores his side’s third goal past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy in the  All-Ireland Senior Hurling final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This was an historic victory for Tipperary. It means that for the first time since the 1960s there are players in the county with three All-Ireland me(...)

Kilkenny’s Huw Lawlor and Tipperary’s  John McGrath grappling  during the All-Ireland final in Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 3-25 Kilkenny 0-20 Tipperary burst out of a deluge and into the brightness of a third All-Ireland title in a decade for the first time sinc(...)

Tipperary captain Séamus Callanan kisses the Liam MacCarthy Cup following his county’s victory over  Kilkenny in the  All-Ireland final  at Croke Park.   Photograph:   Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The rain fell hard and Tipperary banished their demons. This decade of hurling has been defined by a series of riveting and often brilliant All-Irelan(...)

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(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer scores his side’s third goal past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy during the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1 Brian Hogan Like father, now the son, a first choice All-Ireland-winning goalkeeper at 23. Spared any major saves by the flawless defence in front (...)

John McGrath needs to deliver in the Tipperary forward line in Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Kilkenny. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An appropriately hard call at the end of a championship that no team has dominated. Both finalists have suffered significant defeats along the way but(...)

Owners of “A Sportsman’s Dream” and ardent Tipp fans Deirdre Hughes and Siobhán Tynan, alongside local woman Helen Leo.

The last time Liam Sheedy and Brian Cody encountered one another as managers in an All-Ireland Final, Ireland was in a state of financial ruin. Unempl(...)

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