Tony Browne

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‘I was at the Walsh Cup game between Kilkenny and Wexford last Saturday – the crowd was going spare. The blood was up in everyone. Games just take on a life of their own.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

How do you take it handy in the league? How do you get that balance between going bull-headed for everything and keeping something back for later in (...)

 John McGrath raises one of the local kids over his head in the Mbekweni township, close to Paarl city, the former home to World Champion long jumper Luvo Manyonga. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

Ask John McGrath how far he’s come to speak at the GAA coaching conference in Croke Park on Saturday and you don’t get an answer: you get a philosophy(...)

 Waterford hurlers on board an open-topped bus are greeted by thousands of fans in the city on Monday evening. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

If longing won All-Irelands then the current Waterford team would be crowned champions in the morning such was the warm reception they received Monday(...)

Francis Forde in action against Dublin in 2002. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

When the Galway footballers shot like a comet across the sky in the summer of 1998, Francis Forde was struck by what seemed to be an inherent know-how(...)

Waterford’s Dan Shanahan is chased by Séan Óg Ó gAilpín during the National Hurling League final of 1998. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The nadir for Waterford was probably those two Munster finals in 1982 and ’83. Cork won both by 31 and 19 points, respectively. Reminiscing starkly (...)

Bandon scouts  at the fishing forum on River Blackwater

Bandon scouts in Co Cork attended a fishing tuition day at the River Blackwater organised by the local angling club and supported by Inland Fisheries (...)

Austin Gleeson: His capturing of the Hurler of the Year award not universally well received in Tipperary. Photograph: Inpho.

When Paul Pogba rejoined Manchester United from Juventus earlier this year, he was asked what he wanted to achieve at Old Trafford. He replied: “I (...)

Willie O’Connor of Kilkenny holds possession ahead of Waterford’s Anthony Kirwan during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final of 1998 at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

When it all ended Kilkenny’s Charlie Carter recalled, in his biography, “I’ve rarely been as happy to hear a final whistle.” Next weekend will be 17 y(...)

 Maurice Shanahan celebrates after Waterford’s quater-final victory over Dublin.  Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The elder Shanahan burst out of Waterford’s dressing room, bounding down the Semple corridor, in search of his cub brother. Everyone else was a(...)

Waterford’s Tony Browne is pursued by Brian Corcoran and Pat Ryan of Cork during the 1998 National Hurling League Final. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho.

It doesn’t feel like 17 years ago but Cork and Waterford return to Thurles for a hurling league final for the first time since 1998. Cork were buildin(...)

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