David Clifford scores Kerry’s goal in their win over Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 1-19 Tipperary 1-8 David Power was caught between the future and the past on Saturday evening in Thurles. His Tipperary footballers had, as exp(...)

Tipperary’s Kevin Fahey challenges  Tommy Walsh of Kerry during the Munster SFC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 1-8 Kerry 1-19 Kerry cruised through Thurles on Saturday night to reach the Munster final against Cork. Champions Tipperary fought the goo(...)

Michael Quinlivan of Tipperary t at the launch of the 2021 Allianz Football League at St Patrick’s Well in Clonmel, Tipperary. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Michael Quinlivan is acknowledging all the ways fate and faith co-conspired to help Tipperary land a first Munster football title since 1935, before g(...)

 Miriam Gutierrez pays tribute to Katie Taylor after their fight in November. Photograph:   Mark Robinson/Inpho

Taylor v Gutierrez Wembley Arena, London, November 14th Her smile stood out. Miriam Gutierrez’s face had received ferocious blows for the entire bou(...)

Mayo’s David Clarke and Oisín Mullin compete for the ball with Michael Quinlivan of Tipperary during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They haven’t gone away, you know. Mayo have heard all the protests before. That their best chance of an All-Ireland has passed. That they don’t have t(...)

Darragh Ó Sé tracks Tipperary’s Derry Foley in 1997. Photograph: Matt Browne/Inpho

A few minutes after Tipperary had fallen to All-Ireland champions Kerry in the Munster final of 1998, their captain Brian Bourke summed up the feeling(...)

Brian Fox finally has his Munster senior medal after so many years of service to Tipperary football. Photograph: Inpho

Brian Fox has his own take on the conspiracy between fate and faith in the recent fortunes of Tipperary football and for now at least it doesn’t go an(...)

David Power: The Tipp manager’s call to bring in the likes of Paddy Christie was an astute move. The players delivered an historic Munster title but  the management too deserve huge credit. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dara Ó Cinnéide is a very bright lad, one of the brightest I ever played with – although that might not be saying a whole pile. Paddy Bawn Brosnan on(...)

David Power: “I think we have to use the Munster final as a kind of a stepping stone. These lads are certainly not happy with just winning a Munster final.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

David Power is, on the face of it, in an excellent position. The week before last his Tipperary football team claimed the county’s first Munster title(...)

 Tipperary’s Padraic Looram, Paudie Feehan and Philip Austin celebrate at the final whistle after beating Cork in the Munster football final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Bloody 2020, eh? In this year of oddity, in this championship of miracles, the race for the Sam Maguire is still a going concern in . . . checks notes(...)

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