Leading questions: Too many games down south show we assume too much

Tomorrow’s meeting with Limerick is a chance for Tipp to rest some ‘made men’

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Smart choice is to watch women’s football

Wednesday evening had been intended as Cinema Evening, a new picture house having opened around the corner and being in need of investigation and appraisal. Given ...

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Tribesmen in search of a turbo boost

There are some All-Ireland finals that were they played another nine times would produce a myriad of different outcomes.

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What will happen when Tipp have to sing for their supper?

Two games, two wins. For 4-58, Against 1-42. Average winning margin 12.5 points.

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Poch’s heroes have Dared and they’ve Done

There are newish fans who may not fully get the testing faith that is Tottenham Hotspur. But already they recognise the importance of fearing the worst on a daily ...

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Hurling's top influencers as top counties bid for glory in final Championship of decade

After the same county lifted the MacCarthy Cup on seven occasions in the noughties, the decade that followed was always going to be more democratic.

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The ‘Green Monster’s’ appetite has yet to be sated

Pet Peeve Corner: the GAA and statistics.

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Hurling giants have become mere mortals

They once were kings, these two houses both alike in dignity. They had heavy artillery and high explosive and machine guns and sniper rifles and famous generals ...

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Decoding the DNA of a 21st-century hurler

Readers of a certain age will remember Tony Doran.

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Limerick are the team Mayo might become

Ran into an acquaintance this day last week. “Off to Croke Park tomorrow, I suppose?” he enquired.

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Treaty should pluck as many apples from the branches as they can

Some match previews contain a twist in the tale, a dash of legerdemain, a final-paragraph dice roll that is at variance with the tone and tenor of the preceding ...

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Páraic Fanning: A man born to manage Waterford

Here’s one thing you knew about Páraic Fanning. He’s Mount Sion and Déise hurling royalty.

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Cork take something from game that meant nothing

The history of Test cricket contains its share of matches that featured innings where, with only one or two runs required by one team for victory, only one or two ...

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The Mug’s Game: Photo finish - but I end up a winner

My ducks, as Nicky English might have said, are drowning. The first three days have gone depressingly badly. I’ve had one or two placed horses here and there ...

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Hurling's mid-term masters and the must-do-betters

On the weekend that the Allianz Hurling League teams sit their opening exams, our headmaster assesses the best and worst boys in the class so far.

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Enda McEvoy: Why I wouldn’t be partying like it’s 1999

Day three dawns and a text arrives. “I see from your Examiner column that you’re doing as badly as I am.”

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Even my silver linings have huge cloudy puffballs

After the conspicuous lack of success on Day One I’m twitchy.

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Could have been a little worse, could have been a lot better

The day starts well. (Spoiler alert: it will not continue in this vein.)

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Who are Tipperary right now? What are they trying to be?

Today readers will be renewing acquaintance with Pat, who’s appeared on these pages before.

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Possession isn’t nine-tenths of hurling’s law anymore. It’s ten tenths now

In what ways has hurling changed since the death of Christy Ring 40 years this weekend? We take a look at some of the main developments...

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Hard to be faithful as Offaly struggle to stay relevant

The journey to the summit took them more than a decade, with many a setback along the way. Thing was, they never stopped believing.

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Is John Kiely becoming the new Brian Cody?

There was once a teacher who became an inter-county manager. Being a teacher he was a practical sort. His coaches would do the coaching. He would organise, facilitate, ...

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Nowhere to hide in corridor of power

It’s a big evening on the channel that used to be TV3 — Virgin Media One, in case you weren’t sure (and for the record I wasn’t, not fully). ...

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Limerick can choose statement performances this springtime

It would be pushing it to hold that the stalwarts of the Limerick Association in Dublin knew what was coming last year. It would not be pushing it to hold that they ...

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Planning for a hurling league like no other

Enda McEvoy on the issues and individuals to look out for over the coming weeks

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The afternoon it all began for Brian Cody

It was a debutants’ ball of a day, an occasion on which a host of the biggest names of the next decade stepped forward into a new version of themselves.

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The week when we were all Mullinalaghta

It’s the first Sunday of October and you’ve just landed at JFK and, this being midday local time, a hundred county finals back home are into their closing ...

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Limerick reliability built on coherence

Tomorrow first. Limerick first.

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