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Michael Ryan:  the Tipperary boss has one-third of a team to come back and the forwards will be far stronger with Séamus Callanan, Noel McGrath and Dan McCormack. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The new championship format is shaping up like Brexit. Everybody knows that it’s coming but nobody’s quite sure of the practical implications. So far(...)

Derek McGrath: “He’s being asked to get the best out of himself, from the time he was 18 to 21. It’s hard going, he’s entitled to the break.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath has finally conceded defeat in his efforts to lure Shane Bennett back into the county fold. Former minor star(...)

Waterford Manager Derek McGrath said his side’s next league game (against Cork) wasn’t a “must-win” but that he wanted to see them produced a performance. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

This week, even though the merest suggestion of spring has just emerged, the hurling league’s regulation season has already passed the half-way mark. (...)

Derek McGrath at the lunch of the Allianz Hurling League. “I had to come to my decision myself in my own gut.”  Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Derek McGrath’s passionate engagement with Waterford hurling has delivered paradoxically measured returns: improvement every year from reconstruction (...)

Tipperary fullback James Barry is on the Ireland Shinty squad. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s 2016 All-Ireland winning fullback James Barry is joined by Lee Chin (Wexford), John McGrath (Tipperary) and Conor Lehane (Cork) in this ye(...)

The Apple Market in Waterford city, where fans gathered to watch the match on a big screen. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Don’t Stop Believing is the supporters’ anthem and right until the final whistle they held on to that belief that the long wait stretching back to 195(...)

Joe Canning: Tipperary paid the price for letting him drift; Waterford won’t take that chance. Photograph: Getty Images

I have backed Galway all year, particularly since the league final when they were really impressive, but doubts have crept in over the last few weeks (...)

1 Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner) Twitter: @sok91 Age: 26 Height: 6’ 2” Weight: 13st 3lbs Mr Dependable. A brilliant shot-stopper and has ad(...)

Gleeson flicks it past Matthew O’Hanlon of Wexford during their All-Ireland quarter-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

30 Austin Gleeson point v Wexford All-Ireland SHC quarter-final, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, July 23rd Wexford’s Willie Deveraux scuffed a sideline cut past G(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan and Shane Fives of Waterford contest a high ball at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of my reservations about Waterford was the reliance on veterans Brick Walsh and Kevin Moran for scores. By half-time they had another 1-3 between (...)

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