Barry Heffernan: 'The future is looking bright for Tipperary'

Barry Heffernan: 'The future is looking bright for Tipperary'

Almost all of Tipperary’s 2018 hard luck stories disappeared into the ether last Sunday.

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It's Pure True: Liam’s on the road, Sam camped in Dublin

It's Pure True: Liam’s on the road, Sam camped in Dublin

The lads and lasses in the modern media industry use Freedom Of Information requests to obtain those rationed-out facts and figures which our politicians and civil servants above in Leinster House know well will do them no harm at all in the eyes of the electorate.

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Forget Richie Hogan’s dismissal, it was Niall O’Meara’s goal that turned Sunday's final upside down

Forget Richie Hogan’s dismissal, it was Niall O’Meara’s goal that turned Sunday's final upside down

Given that much of the focus on last Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final revolved around Richie Hogan’s sending off, arguably the most important moment of the match has almost gone underappreciated.

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Stunned Hogan breaks silence on final dismissal

Stunned Hogan breaks silence on final dismissal

Richie Hogan has questioned James Owens’ decision to send him off in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final, insisting his elbow didn’t catch Cathal Barrett.

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'There was absolutely no way it was a sending off': Hogan responds to red card controversy

'There was absolutely no way it was a sending off': Hogan responds to red card controversy

Richie Hogan has questioned James Owens’ decision to send him off in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final, insisting his elbow didn’t catch Cathal Barrett.

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Sweet success offers Dunne closure after 2012 frustrations

Sweet success offers Dunne closure after 2012 frustrations

Seven years on, Sunday finally put a seal on the anguish for Tommy Dunne.

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The outside influence that helped Tipp to Promised Land

The outside influence that helped Tipp to Promised Land

Thirty years on from Tipperary beating Antrim in the All-Ireland final, there was a strong Saffron influence running through the team for Sunday’s All-Ireland win over Kilkenny.

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To scapegoat Hogan for defeat would be outrageous, says Cats boss Cody

To scapegoat Hogan for defeat would be outrageous, says Cats boss Cody

Brian Cody has insisted that to “scapegoat” Richie Hogan for Kilkenny’s All-Ireland final defeat to Tipperary would be an “outrageous” thing to do.

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Sheedy already has one eye on 2020 campaign

Sheedy already has one eye on 2020 campaign

It wasn’t a Jordan Belfort-esque declaration but that wouldn’t be Liam Sheedy’s style.

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Thousands celebrate Tipperary All-Ireland success in Thurles

Thousands celebrate Tipperary All-Ireland success in Thurles

Tens of thousands of Tipperary supporters turned out at Semple Stadium tonight, to welcome home the Tipperary Senior Hurling team who won the All-Ireland Championship yesterday, after defeating Kilkenny in the decider at Croke Park.

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'Jaysus Jackie, that’s a bit harsh' - Cathal Barrett believes Kilkenny 'clutching at straws' over All-Ireland incidents

'Jaysus Jackie, that’s a bit harsh' - Cathal Barrett believes Kilkenny 'clutching at straws' over All-Ireland incidents

Cathal Barrett says former Kilkenny players are "clutching at straws" by highlighting an incident in yesterday’s All-Ireland final where he caught Richie Hogan in the face with his hurley.

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Pics: Tipp's All-Ireland winning hurlers begin celebrations by visiting two Children's Hospitals

Pics: Tipp's All-Ireland winning hurlers begin celebrations by visiting two Children's Hospitals

Tipperary's victorious hurlers have visited Children's Health Ireland in Crumlin to start off the traditional All-Ireland winning celebrations.

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Dalo's Final Podcast: Businesslike Tipp; Richie's red; Hogan & Hawkeye; One-dimensional Cats?

Dalo's Final Podcast: Businesslike Tipp; Richie's red; Hogan & Hawkeye; One-dimensional Cats?

Ken Hogan, Derek McGrath and Ger Cunningham review Tipp's All-Ireland triumph with Anthony Daly.

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Do you agree with The Sunday Game's hurling team of the year?

Do you agree with The Sunday Game's hurling team of the year?

The team includes six players from All-Ireland champions Tipperary and four from beaten finalists Kilkenny.

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Cody 'amazed' by decision to send Richie Hogan off

Cody 'amazed' by decision to send Richie Hogan off

Kilkenny were leading Tipperary by a point when Hogan made contact with the head of Cathal Barrett with a stray elbow along the Hogan Stand touchline.

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Tipperary boss Sheedy: Hogan red card had 'huge bearing' on game

Tipperary boss Sheedy: Hogan red card had 'huge bearing' on game

Victorious Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy accepts Richie Hogan’s sending-off had “a huge bearing” on the All-Ireland final, but says he didn’t see the foul on Cathal Barrett that led to the red card.

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Tipperary v Kilkenny: Hogan sending off diminished relevance of final's William Tells

Tipperary v Kilkenny: Hogan sending off diminished relevance of final's William Tells

As a gauge of how competitive the All-Ireland final was, the free-taking sequence for both sides tells an interesting story.

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All-Ireland game-day twists and turns

All-Ireland game-day twists and turns

As rain and hail drenched the first half, it wasn’t an afternoon for ‘playing through the lines’

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Premier power their way to 28th All-Ireland title

Premier power their way to 28th All-Ireland title

Tipperary’s 28th All-Ireland title came easier than expected as Richie Hogan’s first-half sending off helped to pave the way for their third Championship crown this decade.

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Tipperary are All Ireland champions as Cats go down

Tipperary are All Ireland champions as Cats go down

The Liam McCarthy cup is therefore heading back to Tipp!

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Galway Minors cruise past Kilkenny to third consecutive hurling title

Galway Minors cruise past Kilkenny to third consecutive hurling title

In the end, history was achieved with the minimum of fuss by Galway who cruised to a three-in-a-row of Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling titles at Croke Park.

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Here are the traffic restrictions for fans travelling to the All-Ireland hurling final

Here are the traffic restrictions for fans travelling to the All-Ireland hurling final

Fans travelling to Croke Park for tomorrow's All-Ireland hurling final are being warned of possible traffic disruption.

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Rail services from Tipperary to Dublin on Sunday morning sold out

Rail services from Tipperary to Dublin on Sunday morning sold out

Hurling fans supporting the men in blue and gold have been advised that morning rail services this Sunday from Limerick/Limerick Junction and Cork to Dublin are sold out

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Jerome Cahill learning on the job in Tipperary’s whirlwind season

Jerome Cahill learning on the job in Tipperary’s whirlwind season

Jerome Cahill’s pinch-me moment? Easy, the Tipp dressing room on the evening of Saturday, January 26.

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Seamus Callanan ready to seize the day

Seamus Callanan ready to seize the day

Chasing silverware, yes. Chasing records, not so much, but it’s impossible to get away from the latter, such are the impressive tallies he’s been posting of late.

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Losing All-Ireland to Tipp was hell, recalls Michael Fennelly

Losing All-Ireland to Tipp was hell, recalls Michael Fennelly

Former All-Ireland winning captain Michael Fennelly has advised Kilkenny’s players to tap into the tears and emotion of 2016 as they prepare to face Tipperary once more.

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Richard Stakelum: ‘It’s real spit-on-the-hands stuff. Not for faint hearts’

Richard Stakelum: ‘It’s real spit-on-the-hands stuff. Not for faint hearts’

Richard Stakelum spent the Tipperary-Wexford semi-final next to his brother, Pat.

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Eight myths which don’t survive a Cody conversation

Eight myths which don’t survive a Cody conversation

“I am very ordinary, to be honest. Abnormal or normal, whichever it is. I just don’t do anything fantastic or anything that is major.

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TJ Reid: Bit of Doyle, bit of Shefflin

TJ Reid: Bit of Doyle, bit of Shefflin

Almost 30 years ago, the Reids were the first family in Ballyhale to get miniature goalposts.

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Is the current model we have of intercounty GAA sustainable?

Is the current model we have of intercounty GAA sustainable?

And so, the inter-county GAA season ends with the most traditional of finals in both codes.

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Glory days not passing Brian Cody by

Glory days not passing Brian Cody by

Inspired by his 18th All-Ireland final as senior manager of Kilkenny and the recently-released movie Blinded By The Light which features Springsteen’s music prominently, John Fogarty relates 18 lyrics by The Boss about the real boss:

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Dalo's All-Ireland Preview Podcast: Tale of the unexpected but familiar final

Dalo's All-Ireland Preview Podcast: Tale of the unexpected but familiar final

Ger Cunningham, Derek McGrath and Kyle Hayes preview Tipperary v Kilkenny with Anthony Daly.

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Walter Walsh: ‘I learnt in 2013 that it isn’t that easy’

Walter Walsh: ‘I learnt in 2013 that it isn’t that easy’

Learning you’re about to make your inter-county debut is a big moment in any player’s life.

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Seamus Kennedy has no regrets on dual dilemma

Seamus Kennedy has no regrets on dual dilemma

Being a Clonmel man and a dual player, the natural assumption to make about Seamus Kennedy was that football would be his priority.

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Jerome Cahill: ‘We have to be ready for pounding Kilkenny will look to bring’

Jerome Cahill: ‘We have to be ready for pounding Kilkenny will look to bring’

“I am training to be an accountant and am actually serving my time down in Kilkenny at the moment, with O’Neill Foley Chartered Accountants.

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No self-respecting squad goes anywhere without these people...

No self-respecting squad goes anywhere without these people...

Every inter-county team carries a well-staffed backroom these days. Depending on who you talk to, Tipperary have well over two dozen people beavering away behind the scenes, for instance. Michael Moynihan identified some of the job descriptions which go beyond maor uisce . ..

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‘Richie could do more in 50 minutes than most would do in 70 or 80’

‘Richie could do more in 50 minutes than most would do in 70 or 80’

The worth of Richie Hogan in his current patched-up incarnation? Former Kilkenny goalkeeper Michael Walsh offers a succinct appraisal.

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Brian Cody: He is relaxed. And little wonder.

Brian Cody: He is relaxed. And little wonder.

“Do you reckon this will be Cody’s last year, Enda?”

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This is Kilkenny: Hold off on the plucky scrapper talk

This is Kilkenny: Hold off on the plucky scrapper talk

Brian Cody and Winston Churchill might not seem to have that much in common, apart from a shared disdain for appeasement.

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How Croker rejection drew Sheedy back to Tipperary

How Croker rejection drew Sheedy back to Tipperary

It came mighty close to working out another way. We’re not talking last month and the first-half chances Wexford gave up but an event that occurred 14 months earlier: “The GAA is pleased to confirm that Central Council has today approved the appointment of Tom Ryan as its new Director General.”

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Brian Hogan: How Tipp cope with Fennelly and Reid will be key

Brian Hogan: How Tipp cope with Fennelly and Reid will be key

There are match-ups all over the field that will be key. That’s the great thing about Tipperary-Kilkenny matches — both sides tend to go orthodox and are 15-on-15.

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Tyrrell: Reid edging ever closer to Shefflin status

Tyrrell: Reid edging ever closer to Shefflin status

A couple of months off turning 32, TJ Reid may privately accept winning three more All-Ireland medals to catch Henry Shefflin’s record of 10 isn’t going to happen.

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Insider Eoin Kelly plays coy on Tipperary chances

Insider Eoin Kelly plays coy on Tipperary chances

On the eve of the 2018 Championship, Eoin Kelly complained about knowing so little about what was happening inside Michael Ryan’s camp.

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Kilkenny v Tipperary: Still serving up the classics

Kilkenny v Tipperary: Still serving up the classics

Will this Sunday’s All-Ireland decide the decade in Kilkenny or Tipperary’s favour?

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I’d say Brian Cody gets a good kick out of the notion his Kilkenny teams did not apply tactics

I’d say Brian Cody gets a good kick out of the notion his Kilkenny teams did not apply tactics

Comparisons of teams and players across generations need to be conditional, mindful of changes in a sport and in the science of sport.

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Club fixtures freeze great help to Tipp, says Sheedy

Club fixtures freeze great help to Tipp, says Sheedy

Liam Sheedy admits Tipperary’s Championship preparations this year were greatly helped by taking a dimmer approach to April’s club month.

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Tipperary v Kilkenny: The faint hearted need not apply

Tipperary v Kilkenny: The faint hearted need not apply

Quite frankly, only the most dogged of souls will survive. And even then, the bodies will be sore for days afterwards, you would imagine.

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John Kiely - ‘For some families, winning an All-Ireland was the worst thing that ever happened’

John Kiely - ‘For some families, winning an All-Ireland was the worst thing that ever happened’

The Larry Ryan Interview: Limerick manager John Kiely considers a selection of images from an emotional summer and reflects on the weight of history, the Dolores O’Riordan factor, the war on hype, puckout stats, the influence of Paul Kinnerk, his dislike of sweepers, and why he vowed to make sure his players would never forget the time of their lives.

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Limerick's John Kiely: ‘As good as 2018 was, I just have a sense 2019 could be even more special’

Limerick's John Kiely: ‘As good as 2018 was, I just have a sense 2019 could be even more special’

Before the All-Ireland final John Kiely spoke of the abusive correspondence he — and other intercounty managers — had received.

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'We are thinking of them' - Limerick manager thanks gardaí and acknowledges 'high risk' of job

'We are thinking of them' - Limerick manager thanks gardaí and acknowledges 'high risk' of job

The Liam MacCarthy Cup has made a special visit to the headquarters of the Limerick Garda Division as a ‘thank you’ to the force for helping escort the All Ireland Champions team bus to and from the final held at Croke Park.

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Liam MacCarthy Cup blessed with vinegar at Limerick chipper

Liam MacCarthy Cup blessed with vinegar at Limerick chipper

The Liam MacCarthy Cup has often being blessed with holy water, or many a heady post-match cocktail. However, in the hurling heartland of Bruff, it felt a sprinkling of vinegar.

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Readers' Blog: ‘IRA song’ inappropriate for hurlers’ celebration

Readers' Blog: ‘IRA song’ inappropriate for hurlers’ celebration

The winning of the All-Ireland hurling final by Limerick was joyous. But it is likely that the occasion was spoiled by repeated singing of ‘Sean South of Garryowen’, a song associated with IRA violence.

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Donal O'Grady breaks down the possible tactics for the All-Ireland Hurling Final

Donal O'Grady breaks down the possible tactics for the All-Ireland Hurling Final

All-Ireland winning player and coach Donal O'Grady breaks down the key areas in Sunday's clash between Galway and Limerick.

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Ger and Dalo's All-Ireland Final preview part 2: Wildcards, huge gambles and dropping the hurley

Ger and Dalo's All-Ireland Final preview part 2: Wildcards, huge gambles and dropping the hurley

All-Ireland winners Anthony Daly and Ger Cunningham preview Galway v Limerick with Colm O’Connor.

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Ger and Dalo's All-Ireland Final preview part 2: Wildcards, huge gambles and dropping the hurley

Ger and Dalo's All-Ireland Final preview part 2: Wildcards, huge gambles and dropping the hurley

All-Ireland winners Anthony Daly and Ger Cunningham preview Galway v Limerick with Colm O’Connor.

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'Emergency supply' of Limerick jerseys ordered as county goes green for All-Ireland

'Emergency supply' of Limerick jerseys ordered as county goes green for All-Ireland

Emergency supplies of hurleys, sliotars, and green and white jerseys have been ordered for a Limerick sports shop, as All-Ireland fever takes over the city and county.

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