Padraig Maher

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Brian Cody: has ample experience of all the pressure associated with the biggest day in the hurling calendar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The All-Ireland final day experience is one any serious hurler wants to encounter at least once. In terms of hope and expectation the teams and mana(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan: will pose a huge threat to the Limerick defence on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For many intercounty hurlers there’s a sense of yearly déjà vu. A groundhog day of sorts. On the last Sunday of July 2012 the Limerick senior hurling(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan will play a key part in their assault on Tipperary. Photo: Inpho

Tipperary v Cork, Munster SHC quarter-final Sunday, May 22nd, Semple Stadium Throw-in: 4pm Beware of Cork men talking down chances. Easy to imagine(...)

Tipperary’s Shane McGrath kicks the sliotar  forward as he’s challenged by Waterford players during the Munster SHC Final at Semple Stadium. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16 To say the 125th GAA Munster hurling final was nondescript isn’t to belittle a competitive encounter in which favourites(...)

The successful appeal of Séamus Callanan’s red card suspension restores the focal point of Tipperary’s attack. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s approach to this match will undoubtedly be shaped by thoughts for their team-mate Noel McGrath, who is recovering from surgery this week(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Power prepares to fire home Kilkenny’s first goal against Tipperary at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fifty-eight minutes in and the game is still there for either county and Pádraig Maher has just been bustled over the sideline for a Kilkenny line bal(...)

Patrick Maher: will give Cork’s Marc Ellis a real test. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I was working with TG4 in Semple Stadium on the last Sunday in March this year. Cork and Tipperary were in opposition in the league quarter-final. As (...)

Shane Dowling celebrates a late point against Tipperary in last year’s Munster semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds.

It was December 4th, 2012. The time was approaching 6.30pm and I was just arriving at Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale in West Limerick having left Ball(...)

Clare’s Brendan Bugler under pressure from Niall O’Meara and Patrick Maher of Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds last week. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“What do you think of hurling?”asks RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey outside Notre Dame American Football Stadium after the Super 11 hurling exhibition ga(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer in action against Clare’s Brendan Bugler during the recent league clash at Thurles. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Few recent All-Ireland champions have worn the crown as heavily as the feted Tipperary hurling team of 2010. The thrilling nature of that famou(...)