Seamus Kennedy

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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(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath celebrates scoring his  goal. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-19 Galway 2-18 Like some weird game of chicken, this high-wire All-Ireland hurling semi-final may have been all the more exhilarating for(...)

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 24/7/2016Clare vs GalwayJoe Canning of Galway scores a goalMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

There is far more of a sense of Groundhog Day about Sunday’s semi-final than last week’s. Just like 12 months ago, Tipperary have won Munster and fa(...)

Munster hurling championship opener against Cork this May was Kennedy’s senior hurling debut for Tipperary. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hurling in Tipperary being eternal, football remains a mere babe in the ashen forest. Séamus Kennedy is proof enough. A rare dualist who veered towar(...)

Tipperary captain Peter Acheson, pictured with manager Liam Kearns after Sunday’s quarter-final victory over Galway: “I’m the third-oldest player and I’m only 26 but the young fellas, they are brave out. They go for it, which suits our style of play.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary footballers reaching an All-Ireland semi-final is no overnight success. There are plenty of medals in their pockets. Some for hurling but m(...)

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns with Peter Acheson at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Liam Kearns is still standing. At the table in the media room. We all sit in the flip-out chairs. No seat needed for this Kerry man. He will stand al(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This Munster final is almost too close to call. In fact, you can make strong cases for either team, and if my gut is saying Tipperary there are plenty(...)

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