Patrick Maher scores Tipperary’s first goal against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final: All the Tipperary forwards, while playing artistically and intelligently, also got stuck in and dug out a draw when losing seemed to be on the cards for them. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are piano players and piano shifters . I was fairly concerned before the drawn All-Ireland final that Tipperary had too many players and not eno(...)

Tipperary boss Eamon O’Shea. “People didn’t really give us a chance. We’re delighted that we got the draw, but we always had a really strong belief in ourselves. And I always believe in my team, absolutely.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Time flies when you’re preparing for an All-Ireland replay, and Tipperary hurling manager Eamon O’Shea is finding three weeks just about long enough. (...)