Jackie Tyrrell

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Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty breaks past Seán O’Brien of Tipperary in their Munster final victory at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

We stood around in a circle, tightly-knit in Nowlan Park as the last of the baking summer’s day sun beat down on us, a mixture of Vaseline and sweat d(...)

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(...)

How big a loss will Joe Canning prove to be to Galway’s Leinster ambitions. Photograph: Sportsfile

Jackie Tyrrell Who will come out on top in the Munster and Leinster round-robins? Tipperary, Clare and Limerick in Munster. Galway, Kilkenny and Dub(...)

Séamus Flanagan celebrates the superbly-worked   Limerick goal which effectively put paid to Dublin’s chances in the league semi-final at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

During the week I tweeted a picture I took during the Limerick v Dublin semi-final last Sunday. It came after Kyle Hayes caught a puck-out, leading t(...)

Conor Boylan in action for Limerick against Kilkenny  at Nowlan Park. The  average age of a young Limerick side augurs well for the county’s future prospects. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s always tricky making long-term projections in a short-term context. Jackie Tyrrell’s comments last week about not seeing Limerick in the top thr(...)

Limerick’s Conor Boylan in action against Tipperary earlier this month. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Limerick head to Nowlan Park tomorrow looking like they’ve wintered in a health spa. The only team in Division 1A with two wins from two, the best poi(...)

Former Limerick hurler Andrew O’Shaughnessy in attendance at the Laochra Gael launch at the Dean Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

To be talking seriously about hurling before Valentine's Day always feels thoroughly indecent but some subjects are unavoidable. Limerick’s breakneck(...)

Jim Gavin: Dublin’s manager will be keen to see his side maintain momentum in the league as they prepare for a tilt at an historic five All-Ireland titles in a row. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

Seán Moran Football 1 Can/will anyone challenge Dublin? Yes but not with the sort of consistency to depose them. Kerry showed two years ago however (...)

 Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy is among the subs for Saturday’s Tipperary v Kilkenny: The Legends Return — a benefit match for Amanda Stapleton.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On the weekend of the All Stars, Saturday will see nearly 30 of them in action in Borrisoleigh where Tipperary and Kilkenny will renew rivalry in a be(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh and Dublin manager Jim Gavin  shake hands after the  All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park on Saturday.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ominous Jim Gavin warning: a cohort lies waiting in the shadows. Dublin in these dwindling twenty-teens hunt down Kerry greatness of the ’70s and ’80(...)

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