Noel McGrath

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Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh comes under pressure from Tipperary’s Séamus Kennedy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland SHC final, Kilkenny v Tipperary, Croke Park, 3.30 After all of the liberation theology of the past two years, Sunday’s All-Ireland hurlin(...)

TJ Reid is Kilkenny’s main danger man. Who can look after him for  Cork? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At the start of the year I was really impressed by Cork’s prospects but the very first game against Tipperary created doubts for me because I was surp(...)

Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty breaks past Seán O’Brien of Tipperary in their Munster final victory at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

We stood around in a circle, tightly-knit in Nowlan Park as the last of the baking summer’s day sun beat down on us, a mixture of Vaseline and sweat d(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and John O’Dwyer celebrate the comprehensive victory over Clare at Cusack Park  which seemed to derail the Banner’s campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SUNDAY Clare v Cork, Cusack Park, 2.0 A year must seem like a long time for Clare. In last year’s championship they had two provincial scraps with (...)

Carlow’s Martin Kavanagh. Photograph: Inpho/Laszlo Geczo

LEINSTER Carlow Manager: Colm Bonner (third year) Odds: All-Ireland 1000/1; Leinster 1000/1 First up: v Galway, Pearse Stadium, May 12th, 3.00pm Be(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry and Pádraic Maher challenge for possession with Liam Blanchfield of Kilkenny during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Tipperary 0-17 Kilkenny 0-18 When Brian Cody took over as Kilkenny manager 20 seasons ago, Tipperary led the league count against their great rivals (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody reacts during the  defeat to Limerick at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Here was indisputably an event. The All-Ireland champions against the league holders on a fine, spring afternoon in Kilkenny attracted 11,283 to Nowla(...)

Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty is challenged by Tipperary’s Ronan Maher during the Munster championship clash at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An interesting point was made about Sunday’s Limerick-Tipperary match in the Gaelic Grounds; if the teams had played in differently coloured jerseys, (...)

Tipperary’s Dan McCormack claims a high ball during their Munster SHC clash. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Limerick 1-23 Tipperary 2-14 New format, same old relationship: in a match of measured advantages and score-for-score retaliations culminated inevita(...)

Michael Ryan:  the Tipperary boss has one-third of a team to come back and the forwards will be far stronger with Séamus Callanan, Noel McGrath and Dan McCormack. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The new championship format is shaping up like Brexit. Everybody knows that it’s coming but nobody’s quite sure of the practical implications. So far(...)

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