Mick Ryan

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Tipeprary’s Brendan Maher and Daniel Kearney of Cork in action at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On an afternoon when the provincial championships rocked and rolled across the country, it was the oldest of old firms who gave us the first hint of a(...)

Cork’s Bill Cooper tackles Patrick Maher of Tipperary in their Munster championshop clash in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23 Two rounds in and the Munster championship is turning into exactly the nest of vipers everyone hoped for. Three of the teams(...)

Jason Forde: was the outstanding player in the country in the league and merits a place in Tipperary’s starting championship attack.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How do you put together a forward line? Plenty of intercounty teams are sitting down now in the middle of May, the summer on the table in front of the(...)

Michael Ryan:  the Tipperary boss has one-third of a team to come back and the forwards will be far stronger with Séamus Callanan, Noel McGrath and Dan McCormack. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The new championship format is shaping up like Brexit. Everybody knows that it’s coming but nobody’s quite sure of the practical implications. So far(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates after his side score their second goal in their 2-23 to 2-16 Division 1A final victory over Tipperary at Nowlan Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This is where Brian Cody lives. Another day down, another trophy up, the unabashed satisfaction of it all working out again obvious on his face. For a(...)

 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody watched his team win another national title on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Like the old line about the French Revolution, it’s too early to say what the 2018 National Hurling League tells us about anything. Kilkenny are the (...)

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(...)

Wexford warm up ahead of their game with Tipperary last month. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The week before Waterford played Wexford at the end of January, Derek McGrath gathered his players together and named his team. And before he let them(...)

Tipperary’s Tomás Hamill challenges Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the pleasantly euphoric aftermath of a thrilling hurling match, the temptation to pronounce upon it in grand terms is rarely resisted. Nothing in I(...)

 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(...)

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