Noel Mcgrath

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Limerick’s Gearoid Hegarty celebrates with Tom Morrissey at the final whistle. Photograph: Inpho

In the end, a unique year has birthed a unique final. Limerick didn’t exactly strip the paint off the walls in overcoming Galway but they did enough t(...)

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(...)

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 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(...)

Eddie Brennan brings his Laois side back to his former stomping ground to take on Kilkenny on Sunday. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sunday ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1A Galway v Cork (Pearse Stadium, 2.0 – Deferred TG4) Shane O’Neill has taken a big-picture attitude to his f(...)

 Greg Murphy, formerly of Cork and now with Abu Dhabi Na Fianna and a sub on the 2018 All-Stars, is tackled by Cork’s Patrick Horgan  at Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2018 All Stars 9-16 2019 All Stars 8-9 Showcasing what we must assume as axiomatically greater hunger, the 2018 PwC All Stars beat their 2019 counter(...)

Tipperary goalkeeper Brian Hogan claims his first Hurling All  Stars awards and follows in the footsteps of his father, Ken, who won one in  1987. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Though there are occasionally years in which the announcement of the hurling All Star team causes a stir around the place, 2019 is unlikely to be one (...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy cup after victory over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What a difference a Liam makes. A year after receiving a single nomination and no winners, All-Ireland champions Tipperary have 11 names on the shortl(...)

 Tipperary’s Eamon O’Shea: “We can only be ourselves. Some days that answer doesn’t work, as we have shown. But we still want to play the way we play. That’s important.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On Monday morning, as the lazy glow and fuzz of the whole thing settled around the Tipperary camp, Eamon O’Shea got up and out of the Burlington and w(...)

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(...)

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