Jackie Tyrrell

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With the way he conducted himself off the field regarding his non selection for the third Lions Test,  Brian O’Driscoll showed the qualities that have enabled him to stay at the top for so long. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On a weekend like the one just gone, you’d live a poor life if you had no interest in sport. As well as going to Killarney on Sunday, I spent most of (...)

Henry Shefflin and Michael Fennelly. The All-Ireland champions are still waiting for them to regain full fitness.

The urgency of what comes next may propel Michael Fennelly back to hurling this Saturday night against Waterford in Thurles.Fennelly tested his ankle (...)

Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin with James Woodlock of Tipperary during Saturday’s Hurling All-Ireland senior championship qualifier at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

KILKENNY 0-20 TIPPERARY 1-14: The King lives and so do Kilkenny. In a deliver or die scenario, on a beautiful Saturday night in an emotionally charged(...)

Dublin’s Paul Ryan scores a goal against Galway during yesterday’s Leinster senior hurling final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This was a fantastic achievement by Dublin and also genuinely exciting for hurling. I’m fully convinced they’re now serious contenders such has been t(...)

Kilkenny’s Aidan Fogarty holds off Shane McGrath of Tipperary during the NHL final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The hurling championship is supposed to be a slow burn but the qualifiers have finally delivered a momentous collision the HDC originally planned for.(...)

Henry Shefflin has missed four championship fixtures in 15 seasons  and three of them have concluded in some of the most disappointing outcomes of Brian Cody’s managerial tenure. Photograph: Inpho

Within five months of being approvingly noticed by John F Kennedy at Arbour Hill 50 years ago, Irish army cadets were providing a guard of honour at t(...)

What does it take to finish off a wounded Kilkenny? A consistent run of hurling matches without the litany of injuries of previous campaigns was all D(...)

 Conal Keaney was one of the many men to shine for Dublin in their win over Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Other than Richie Power, no Kilkenny forward had a shot from play in the second half of Saturday’s game. Point being, this was all about Dublin. It wa(...)

Kilkenny’s Kieran Joyce and Richie Hogan tackle Dublin’s Conal Keaney during last week’s Leinster semi-final at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

What is more reliable: Dublin’s renewed belief or Kilkenny’s ominous silence?Probably the latter – but it’s hard to describe the look of intent in Con(...)

Kilkenny’s Conor Fogarty evades  Mark Schutte of Dublin during their Leinster SHC semi-final at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Conal Keaney is last man standing in Dublin’s changing room. The floor is being swept. Anthony Daly dances past. “They letting you lads back into the (...)

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