This week in our series of 'Great GAA Speeches', Bobby Ryan joined Jacqui Hurley on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport to recall Tipperary's 1989 All-Ireland SHC success. 

Two year earlier, 'the famine' was ended when Tipp were crowned Munster champions. Under, Michael 'Babs' Keating they were a team on the rise. In '89 after defeating holders Galway in a keenly contested All-Ireland semi-final, the Premier went into the final as warm favourites against surprise packets Antrim. 

The Safffrons were game, but there was no disputing the dominance of the Blue and Gold as they ran out 18-point winners. From Borrisoleigh, Bobby Ryan had the honour of accepting the Liam MacCarthy Cup, ending a wait since 1971 for the famous trophy to reside in the county. 

In his speech he paid tribute to 'Babs' Keating and his selectors Donie Nealon and Theo English saying that "they have done more for Tipperary hurling since they retired in all the years they did while they were playing".   

Listen to the full discussion here.