John Mcgrath

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Limerick’s Peter Casey scores Limerick’s  opening goal  in the Munster final victory over Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. Casey is delivering on his considerable potential this year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s a sign of how competitive the championship has become that just one semi-finalist from last year has made it back, a turnover rate that’s only ha(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan scores against Cork.  A goal soon after half-time is different. It does more psychological damage to the opposition.   Photograph:    Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

With seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of this year’s SuperBowl, the Patriots running-back Sony Michel got in from two yards out to all bu(...)

Tipperary’s Ger Browne is closed down by Dan McCormack with Paddy Purcell of Laois. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Tipperary 2-25 Laois 1-18 The Laois fairy tale may have had its final chapter written for 2019 but there was much to take from this All Ireland quart(...)

Limerick players and coaching staff celebrate winning the Munster SHC Final against Tipperary. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Limerick 2-26 Tipperary 2-14 June closed with an imperious statement of intent from the young All-Ireland champions. It’s not often that Tipperary ar(...)

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer in action against Clare during the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are a couple of points worth making about this weekend before looking at the matches. Huge crowds are expected in both Croke Park and Limerick b(...)

Seamus Callanan of Tipperary and  Kilkenny’s  JJ Delaney  during the All-Ireland final replay in 2014.  Every man was going to do a proper man-marking job that day. If air or light could get between you and your man you weren’t tight enough.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

After 21 minutes of the Tipperary versus Waterford game on Sunday there was a frantic piece of action in the middle third of the field in Thurles. Var(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh and Shane Kingston contest for the ball with Richie English and Dan Morrissey of Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 1-26 Limerick 1-19 Uh, oh! After a few ominous scraping noises, Limerick’s unsinkable championship status hit the iceberg just at the end of th(...)

Waterford’s Shane Fives and Shane O’Donnell of Clare: John Conlon’s early goal for Clare was a thumb on the scale that Waterford couldn’t outweigh. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Dispatches from the Munster Hurling Championship, Version 2019. With Tipperary storming Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Clare getting the job done in Walsh Park,(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates scoring his side’s first goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 2-28 Cork 1-24 Redemption, as Liam Sheedy cautiously remarked, takes more than a day but Sunday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh was as uplifting a star(...)

Tipperary’s Mickey Cahill in action against Cork’s Shane Kingston during the Munster championship clash at Thurles.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A season can change in a half-time break. It’s happened before and it will happen again. I don’t know what was said in the Tipperary dressingroom on S(...)

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