Evening top 5: Tipperary win All-Ireland; Merkel takes a beating at the polls in Germany

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Tipperary outclassed their opponents with one of the finest displays of hurling in recent memory, as they scored 2-15 in the second half to break Kilkenny hearts and end their hopes of a three in a row.

For the first time since 2010, Tipperary are the All-Ireland hurling champions.

The first half certainly had the "intensity" that had been talked about for the preceding two weeks before the game, but more on the attacking side of things than defensively.


An anti-immigration, nationalist group has beaten Angela Merkel's party in a state election in Germany, exit polls suggest.

The Alternative for Germany party (AfD), which has campaigned hard against Chancellor Merkel's policies on refugees, is estimated to have won 21% in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern contest.

It could amount to a stinging defeat for Mrs Merkel's Christian Democrats, who are projected to gain 19% or 20% of the vote, putting them in third place.


Former boxing coach Pete Taylor says he won't be returning to his daughter Katie's corner, according to reports.

Katie Taylor suffered a shock defeat at the Rio Olympics which ultimately robbed her of a chance to defend the gold medal she won at the London Games.

Taylor went into the Olympics on the back of a succession of defeats at major tournaments, including a first world championship bout defeat since 2005 in June.


Irish personnel who took part in rescue missions in the Mediterranean are to be awarded a new medal.

They are to receive the Defence Forces International Operational Service Medal.

The Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe announced the creation of the new award while he was visiting the crew of the LÉ James Joyce in Sardinia today.


Irish Rail has launched a new safety campaign on social media with the hashtag "Dumb Truckers".

It is highlighting a major increase in the number of high vehicles that crash while trying to drive under railway bridges.

Across the country there have been 68 "bridge strikes" so far this year - compared to 85 crashes in all of 2014.