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Tipperary Vs Cork: An Overview Of The Decade So Far

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 22/5/2016 Tipperary vs Cork Cork’s Conor Lehane gathers the ball ahead of Tipperary’s Ronan Maher Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

With Tipperary and Cork set to kick-off this year’s Munster Championship on Sunday, we take a look at the decade so far for two of hurling’s traditional powerhouses. Cork, one of hurling’s long-established giants, have struggled slightly in recent times. Once the innovators of hurling, the Rebels have fallen behind. Sweepers, third midfielders and one/two-man full forward lines have changed the …

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Timely Boost For Tipperary Ahead Of Championship Opener Vs Cork

GAA Hurling All Ireland Championship Semi-Final 17/8/2014 Cork vs Tipperary Cork’s Mark Ellis and Shane O’Neill with Seamus Callanan of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tipperary have received a timely boost this week ahead of their Munster SHC quarter-final with Cork on May 21st. Talisman, Seamus Callanan has returned to full training following a broken thumb which he suffered in the national league semi-final victory over Wexford and looks set to be available for selection for the game in just over a week’s time, according …

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Big News From Tipperary As Kieran Bergin Joins Up With Footballers 2 Weeks After Leaving Hurling Squad

The Tipperary senior footballers have received a big boost ahead of their 2017 championship campaign with news of an addition to their squad.  Kieran Bergin, who only announced his decision to walk away from the county’s senior hurling fold 16 days ago, has joined up with the Tipp footballers, according to the Irish Examiner. This news will no doubt send …

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Big Injury Concern For Tipperary Ahead Of Cork Game

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay 27/9/2014 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny's Padraig Wilson and Patrick 'Bonner' Maher of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Tipperary have been dealt a blow to their championship preparations with news of an injury to Patrick Bonner Maher.  Maher sustained a hamstring injury while lining out for his club in a divisional championship game yesterday. He pulled up around the 36 minute mark with the problem and was swiftly withdrawn. Bonner was contesting a challenge in his club, Lorrha-Dorrha’s …

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Davy Fitz Reaches Out To Assist In Jason Forde’s Ban Appeal

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Semi-Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 16/4/2017 Wexford vs Tipperary Wexford Manager Davy Fitzgerald clashes with Jason Forde of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As the drama stemming from the Davy Fitz-Jason Forde saga continues to rumble on following the events at Nowlan Park last Sunday week, the tale has taken another unexpected twist.  Davy has offered his assistance to Tipperary in their appeal against the proposed suspension of Jason Forde. The Wexford boss has contacted Tipperary manager Michael Ryan to offer to help …

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Ger Loughnane Has Some Harsh Words For Tipperary Following Heavy Galway Loss

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While a minority would have tipped Galway to overcome Tipperary in yesterday’s Allianz National Hurling League final, nobody would have foreseen a 16-point winning margin for the Tribesmen.  Nobody, besides Ger Loughnane, it seems. Loughnane has come out in his Irish Daily Star column this morning slating Tipp. The former Clare manager has claimed that the All Ireland champions were …

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Tipperary To Wear New Jersey In Sunday’s League Final

Tipperary are set to launch a new jersey this weekend by wearing it in Sunday’s Allianz national hurling league final versus Galway.  It is understood that the new jersey will not be available for sale to the public until next week, after the team has sported it in the clash with the Tribesmen. As build up and anticipation to Sunday’s …

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Seamus Callanan Set To Miss League Final Through Injury

Tipperary have suffered an injury setback ahead of their National Hurling League final this weekend in the shape of talisman Seamus Callanan.  Callanan picked up a broken thumb in the Premier’s victory over Wexford on Sunday. Although the All Star full-forward did play the full 70 minutes, he was seen struggling in pain after the game. Michael Ryan has confirmed …

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Tipp Boss Ryan Drops Six From Panel Ahead Of Championship

Michael Ryan has cut his Tipperary panel ahead of championship and the latter stages of the league.  The Premier manager has dropped six players from the All Ireland champions panel after a weekend training camp in Abbotstown Centre of Excellence. The panel underwent the two day training camp in preparation for their national league semi-final versus Wexford on Sunday in …

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Tipperary Given Huge Lift As Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher Returns

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay 27/9/2014 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny's Padraig Wilson and Patrick 'Bonner' Maher of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

All-Ireland champions Tipperary’s tilt at the National Hurling League title with the news that Patrick “Bonner” Maher has returned home from duty with the Irish Defence Forces in Syria. Bonner has spent the past six months in Syria on peacekeeping duty and was one of 130 troops deployed by the UN to touch back down in Dublin airport yesterday. The …

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National Hurling League: Team Of The Season So Far

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Croke Park, Dublin 4/3/2017 Dublin vs Waterford Waterford’s Pauric Mahony Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

All games in the league portion of this year’s competition are now complete following the weekend’s action. Five intense rounds of hurling have thrown together some great quarter-final pairings. We will see three clashes of neighbours next weekend: Wexford face Kilkenny while Cork are rewarded with a meeting against Limerick. Offaly, though, face the unenviable task of playing Tipperary. Finally, …

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Paddy Stapleton’s Ex-Tipperary Teammates React To Retirement Announcement

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final 19/4/2015 Tipperary Paddy Stapleton Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Double All-Ireland winner Paddy Stapleton has hung up his boots. At 31 years of age, he has retired from inter-county hurling on the highest podium – with a current All-Ireland winner’s medal in his back pocket. Undeniably, Stapleton has been one of the most consistent corner-backs of the last decade. And some of his former Tipperary teammates have congratulated Paddy on …

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Tipperary Cannot Afford To Fail This Latest Kilkenny Test

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 14/8/2016 Tipperary vs Galway Tipperary players compete Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Penning the autobiography of Brendan Cummins with the man himself last year, one of the lines that got me most was his description of exactly what it takes to see off Kilkenny in an All-Ireland senior hurling final. Before a team meeting ahead of the 2010 final, two-time All-Ireland winner Cummins spoke to his team-mates and delivered the following message: …

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Tipperary’s McGrath Brothers: What A Difference A Year Makes

Tipperary claimed Munster minor and senior honours at the Gaelic Grounds last Sunday in what was a very special day for the McGrath brothers of Loughmore-Castleiney. Brothers John and Noel starred in the senior win while Brian captained the county minors to provincial glory. 21-year-old John McGrath stole the show as he claimed the Man of the Match award. The …

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What Next For The Cork Hurlers?

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As the dust slowly settles on Cork’s humbling in Thurles, courtesy of Tipperary, Donal Cashin analyses what went wrong and what can be done to rectify the situation in the Rebel county.  Firstly, Cork losing by nine points to Tipperary was no surprise. This Cork team has lost its mojo and managing the Cork hurlers is now more a mental exercise …

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