Liam Sheedy

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Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe in action during their victory against Clare in the All-Ireland quarter-finals at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

An extraordinary weekend for Gaelic games in Tipperary started disappointingly with the loss of the All-Ireland crown on Saturday. It was the best per(...)

Galway’s Aidan Harte scores a late goal during the  All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Tipperary at the  LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 3-23 Tipperary 2-24 The usual turbo-charged breathlessness from one of the most volatile rivalries in the old sport. Tipperary, the All-Irelan(...)

 Conor Whelan in action against Kilkenny in the Leinster final. Galway, despite ample possession,  have lacked a goal threat thus far. That could be costly against Tipperary. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

I don’t want to start talking about such a vital weekend by saying that I’ve no idea who’s going to win the first match but Tipperary and Galway has b(...)

David Burke starts at wing forward for Galway in Saturday’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Tipperary. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Galway have made two changes for Saturday’s All-Ireland hurling quarter-final against champions Tipperary in Limerick (1.15pm). All-Ireland winning ca(...)

One of Liam Sheedy’s singular abilities as manager has been to demand that his teams produce the hunger to succeed. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

There are patterns in sport. Saturday lunchtime brings Liam Sheedy and Tipperary back to the Gaelic Grounds, the venue that acted as their crossroads (...)

I think of this rivalry like the vicious killer clown in the horror movie IT. The clown is called Pennywise and he awakens from the underground world every 27 years to feed his need. The Tipperary-Galway rivalry was asleep since the late 80s. It’s now back in all its glory and hopefully it stays around for a while longer. There are too many good players for it to vanish underground. Photograph: Warner Bros/New Line Cinema

As I left Thurles on Sunday evening in the crisp darkness it felt like the weekend was summed up by a phrase that was in use elsewhere in the sporting(...)

Limerick’s Tom Morrissey contests a high ball with Waterford’s Tadhg De Burca. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A significant weekend for the hurling championship: we go into the last six with the pecking order not nearly as clear as it was going into Saturday. (...)

Galway are unbeaten against Kilkenny since 2016 with three wins and a draw.

Saturday GAA Hurling All-Ireland senior championship Round 2 Clare v Wexford MW Hire O’Moore Park, 2.0 Live, GAAGO Referee: Liam Gordon (Galway) It(...)

Davy Fitzgerald and Wexford have been drawn to play Clare in the All-Ireland qualifiers. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Next weekend sees a further nine matches scheduled, as the All-Ireland football and hurling championships hurtle to their Christmas conclusion. By nex(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath, Ronan Maher and Alan Flynn leave the pitch after the defeat to Limerick in the Munster SHC semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tom Ryan has been talking on the phone for the guts of an hour when he realises he’s travelled a full circle and arrived back at his starting point; L(...)

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