Seamus Kennedy

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Tipperary’s Pádraic Maher on earning the captaincy: “I was thrilled, I wasn’t really expecting it.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pádraic Maher admits that being handed the Tipperary senior hurling team captaincy is a huge lift after recent club heartbreak. Maher and Thurles Sa(...)

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns led the county’s historic advance  to an All-Ireland football semi-final for the first time in 81 years. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Liam Kearns believes that the GAA should stop players who intend to travel to the US from representing their counties. In Dubai for the GAA-GPA All S(...)

A massive turnout as GAA All-Ireland hurling champions Tipperary make their homecoming at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There were two topics of conversation in Thurles tonight. The stunning performance of the senior hurlers was, of course, fresh on the minds of the te(...)

Kilkenny’s Shane Prendergast and Cillian Buckley contest a high ball against John McGrath and Jason Forde of Tipperary. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the end, it was the one thing we didn’t imagine possible. Against type, against what we’ve come to presume logic looks like, Tipperary won this Al(...)

John McGrath scored Tipperary’s second goal in their All-Ireland final victory over Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 2-29 Kilkenny 2-20 The 2010 men who were to rule this hurling era finally do again. Perhaps they will call it the John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwye(...)

Richie Hogan: one of the best players in the country and certain to be a key man for Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Here we are: the two best teams in the country ready to go head-to-head for the All-Ireland title. Kilkenny, even with the loss of so many decorated (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody watches the teams at Croke Park: the Black Cats have not dazzled with their usual quality this summer. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kilkenny v Tipperary. Croke Park, Sunday, 3.30pm. RTÉ 2, Sky Finals are always a clash of competing narratives. For want of better imaginations, we m(...)

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 manager Liam Kearns says he is proud of his team. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Started in Dungarvan’s Fraher Field, ended in Croke Park. Some distance travelled. “I am not going to sit here and say I was Jim McGuinness and I tol(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer scores a goal past Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The old game blazes still. An austere summer of hurling that felt like we were huddled around a candle for most of it has exploded into a fireball ri(...)

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