Is it us? Is it Galway? Is it six of one and half a dozen of the other?MORE
Tomorrow first. Limerick first.MORE
“And does it mean anything more than that we have a very good team and an even better manager? Probably not, although I’d like to make the point – not for the first time – that there’s nothing wrong with Britain. It’s just the politicians who keep letting us down.”
- Nigel Lawson, future chancellor of the exchequer, writing after the 1966 World Cup final.
Right, tomorrow in Thurles. Here’s the slightly — but only slightly — likelier scenario.MORE
"Germany going out is going to be a great study for coaches. Not simply bad coaching or mismanagement. What worked today may not tomorrow. So many variables required to win persistently. How did team tactically evolve since 2014? Was there enough adversity in qualifying campaign?"
- A tweet last week from Gary Curneen, US-based soccer coach and author.
Let’s get the moany bits, all the more relevant after the week that was in it, out of the way quickly.MORE
We have, in the words of a certain bad footballer from Monaghan, lived in important places, times when great events were decided, writes Enda McEvoyMORE
The statute of limitations having elapsed, it’s time the following tale were told. Derek McGrath may be temporarily chagrined at having it revealed to the nation but he’ll cope. He’s coped with much worse in the past fortnight.MORE
Too early for Limerick folk to be dreaming of Croke Park in late July. Too early for Cork folk to be worrying about those questions Galway may ask them that Tipperary only half-asked them. Too early to be viewing tonight as anything other than a clash of neighbours and rivals. There will be plenty of time afterwards to tease out the implications.MORE
What kind of game are Tipperary trying to prosecute, asks Enda McEvoy.MORE
What did the National League final say about Tipperary’s Munster Championship prospects?MORE