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 Séamus Callanan scores Tipperary’s goal during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final victory over Wexford at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 1-28 Wexford 3-20 The now almost traditional end-of-July adrenalin boost was completed in Croke Park on Sunday with another All-Ireland hur(...)

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(...)

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy and selector Eamon O’Shea. It is precisely because they are such different people that the pairing are so intriguing. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On February 20th, it was announced that Eamon O’Shea was returning to Liam Sheedy’s management team for the Tipperary hurlers. The news drew respectfu(...)

Tipperary’s Barry Heffernan, Padraic Maher, Ronan Maher and goalkeeper Brian Hogan in action against Clare. Tipp look driven this year and that’s when they are at their most dangerous. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In any sport – and especially in hurling – six inches might seem like nothing. In a game where the ball can travel 100 yards in one go and lads can ru(...)

 Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett defending Limerick’s Aaron Gillane. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

A scan on Cathal Barrett’s injured hamstring on Tuesday night has revealed a “mild” tear. Tipperary take on Limerick in the Munster hurling final on (...)

Tipperary’s Patrick Maher leaves the pitch injured in Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Following a late Monday evening scan Tipperary GAA has confirmed that Patrick Maher has ruptured his cruciate ligament. ‘Bonner’ fell awkwardly durin(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath eludes Limerick’s Richie English  during the Munster championship clash at Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Borrowing a metaphor from another sport, there was an element of shadow boxing to events in Thurles, a phony war where neither eventual winners Tipper(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan comes under pressure from Clare’s David McInerney during the Munster championship clash at Ennis. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Follow that. Actually, Munster couldn’t. Leinster, the more dismissed of the provincial championships, served up most of the drama on a weekend when t(...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes battles with  Tipperary’s Ronan Maher  during the Munster SHC round-robin game at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tipperary 1-22 Limerick 0-21 The hint of irrelevance about this collision of the All-Ireland champions and their most plausible successors never quit(...)

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(...)

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