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Tyrone’s Conor McKenna celebrates scoring his side’s crucial third goal during the one-point victory over Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 3-14 Kerry 0-22 [after extra-time] Tyrone materialised out of Kerry’s bad dreams on Saturday to perform another spectacular coup in the tangle(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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. (...)

Limerick’s Pat Ryan has his shot saved by Brian Hogan of Tipperary. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 3-23 Tipperary 2-17 The winter championship bared its teeth in Pairc Uí Chaoimh with Cork doubling as Atlantis on Sunday evening. In horrend(...)

Tipperary’s Cian Darcy scores the first goal of the game in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game against Westmeath at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary 3-27 Westmeath 0-16 Tipperary recorded their first victory of the Allianz Hurling League with a comfortable 20-point win over Westmeath at (...)

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 (...)

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