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Noel McGrath is happy that Tipperary are thriving in both football and hurling this season.
McGrath, who starts for Tipp hurlers against Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday, believes the county’s success in both codes is a positive for GAA in the county.
Tipp's footballers are also through to the last four of the All-Ireland for the first time since 1935, where they will meet Mayo on 21 August, and McGrath, whose younger brother and Tipp hurling team-mate John won an All-Ireland minor football medal in 2011, says their success is an inspiration to their own attempts to win the Liam McCarthy cup.
"Look, I played football with my club Loughmore-Castleiney and I love playing it,” he told the Irish Daily Star.
"They’ve been coming there at underage the last few years, I was delighted to see them win and they’ll be looking forward to an All-Ireland semi-final too.
"It’s great to see, having a Tipperary football team in an All-Ireland semi-final for the first time since the 1930s, they are a great group of lads and they’re doing very well.
"If they could get one more step, it would be great, you’d be delighted for them, hopefully they can keep going."
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