“I joined the flying column in 1916…” The people of Tipperary know this one alright, and the senior hurling team also do.
After their nine point hammering of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final on Sunday, the victorious Premier squad headed for the dressing room, and a rousing chorus of the Galtee Mountain Boy broke out.
This is somewhat of a tradition for Tipp in the wake of All-Ireland success, after Pat Kerwick sang the song from the steps of the Hogan Stand in 2010.
The celebrations are still on-going after Tipp captured their 27th All-Ireland triumph, bringing Liam McCarthy back into the ‘Home of Hurling’ for the first time since 2010.
Tipp are the only side in either code to have won the All-Ireland title in every decade.
Their dominance looks set to continue, as the minor side also scored a victory on Jones’ Road on Sunday afternoon, while their u21 team looked impressive in reaching the Munster final.
A new generation have broken into the senior set-up, as the likes of Michael Breen, John McGrath, Dan McCormack and Séamus Kennedy led the line on Sunday as they blew Kilkenny away.
They now look primed to dominate the hurling landscape in years to come.