‘One last thing, up Tipp’

The final line from the Premier county captain’s speech at an empty at Páirc Uí Chaoimh was fitting on a day which showed once more that sport more than anything is about our relationships with the people we love

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
23rd November, 2020
‘One last thing, up Tipp’
Larry Ryan, centre, with Ollie Baker, left, and Peter Walsh after Kilmacud Crokes‘ triumph in 2014 Dublin SHC

There was a moment in Tipperary captain Conor Sweeney’s speech that every player who has ever lost a final at any level of any code in Gaelic Games could relate to. The part where the losing side get thanked, are told they gave a good game and that the victors will surely see them down the road some day. It always feels terrible to be on the other side of it.

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