Tipperary might be champions of effing Ireland, at senior and minor, but the family that did most to put them there won’t be shouting about it. Noel and John McGrath won All-Ireland senior medals with Michael Ryan’s men, and brother Brian captained the Premier to the minor title. It crowned a tumultuous year for the family. But their feet never left the ground.
A verdict of medical misadventure has been returned into the death of a stillborn baby who died in the womb a day after her concerned mother was sent home from the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise, having been told everything was all right.