Niall O Meara

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Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan walks past his manager Brian Cody after being red carded. Photograph: Inpho

Brian Cody is sure Richie Hogan’s red card was the decisive moment in Sunday’s All-Ireland final, but warns that to blame him for the defeat would be (...)

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’s Padraic Maher wins the balls and burst out of his defence. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Restarts In the 25th minute Jason Forde had just scored a 65 and then a free, Tipperary’s fourth and fifth points. They’d only scored one of those fi(...)

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 (...)

Tipperary ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final win over Wexford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1. Brian Hogan Club: Lorrha-Dorrha Age: 23 Height: 6’ 6” Weight: 15st 3lbs Has paid his dues by fighting for the number one jersey. Excellent under (...)

 Séamus Callanan scores Tipperary’s goal during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final victory over Wexford at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 1-28 Wexford 3-20 The now almost traditional end-of-July adrenalin boost was completed in Croke Park on Sunday with another All-Ireland hur(...)

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer in action against Clare during the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are a couple of points worth making about this weekend before looking at the matches. Huge crowds are expected in both Croke Park and Limerick b(...)

Wexford fans look on as Aidan Nolan scores the winning point. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Wexford 1-15 Tipperary 1-14  It’s getting no easier to work out quite what language the 2019 hurling league is speaking. Every time you think yo(...)

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