John Mcgrath

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The hurley of Tipperary’s Michael Cahill breaks while blocking a shot from Paul Winters during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 0-20 Tipperary 2-25 Not quite nothing to see here but not an awful lot of consequence, either. A blustery opening period aside, this quarter-f(...)

Galway in  a huddle before the encounter with Dublin. Some of the team’s greenhorns could do with  more testing games than  Division 1B can provide. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

This time last year, the hurling world was aflame with discussion about Tipperary’s remorseless charge for two-in-a-row. They had just played out a sp(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Leahy in action against Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 2-21 Neither side was at full strength and the Allianz Hurling League still has all to play for both of them but this could h(...)

UL’s David McCarthy saves a shot over his crossbar. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

University Limerick 2-21 DCU 2-15 Jason Forde and Pat Ryan hit goals in each half as University of Limerick claimed a sixth Fitzgibbon Cup final vict(...)

Tipperary’s Patrick Maher is tackled by Wexford’s Liam Ryan during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tipperary 3-21 Wexford 1-21 With plenty of fire and not too much fuss, Tipperary have put an end to Wexford’s unbeaten record of 2018 – Jason Forde p(...)

John McGrath: “Wexford are flying it. They have started off very well so we are going to have to be on our game at the weekend to try and match them.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary’s John McGrath says there is no bad blood between the Premier County and Wexford ahead of Saturday’s Allianz League clash at Semple Stadium(...)

John McGrath in Cape Town: “You can be what you want to be here.”

Cape Town, on South Africa’s southwest coast, is a “glorious” place and rather than dream about living there, “strongman” John McGrath moved to the ci(...)

 Kerry’s Paul Murphy under pressure from Ciaran Thompson, Hugh McFadden and Paul Brennan of Donegal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The league’s double life as simultaneously the most derided and enthusiastically embraced phenomenon in the GAA endures. All across the country, tumbl(...)

Stuart Lancaster: “I would never compromise a team’s defensive cohesion or structure or strength just for a player who has X-factor, a player who can do something in attack but not in defence.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A month in the England team base at Bagshot during the last Rugby World Cup was eye-opening, a glimpse of how a furious British media can turn and tor(...)

 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(...)

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