Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan: “It seems so long ago that we won the All-Ireland final. It seems like a lifetime ago now.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary captain Séamus Callanan is picking up the threads of a season that threatened never to happen. It’s a frustration in all the obvious ways bu(...)

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(...)

Séamus Callanan: once again a contender for Hurler of the Year. The Tipperay captain’s  leadership and goal-a-game record over eight fixtures speaks eloquently for itself.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All about timing: it’s a small sample size but the evidence of the first two years of the experimental championship format suggests one trend; the two(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan will do well to emulate his goal-a-game average against Liam Ryan who is a good marker inside the sweeper system. Photograph: Inpho

All-Ireland SHC semi-final: Wexford v Tipperary Throw-in: 3.30pm, Sunday. Venue: Croke Park. On TV: Live on RTÉ 2 and Sky Arena. This is h(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan comes under pressure from Clare’s David McInerney during the Munster championship clash at Ennis. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Follow that. Actually, Munster couldn’t. Leinster, the more dismissed of the provincial championships, served up most of the drama on a weekend when t(...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes battles with  Tipperary’s Ronan Maher  during the Munster SHC round-robin game at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tipperary 1-22 Limerick 0-21 The hint of irrelevance about this collision of the All-Ireland champions and their most plausible successors never quit(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan: “but any day you go out and don’t win one game out of four you can’t be expected to get through.”   Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

For a county that had for the previous four years been either champions or separated by just a score from whoever else lifted the All-Ireland, 2018 fo(...)

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