Páraic Duffy

Páraic Duffy blasts corporate ‘lie’

GAA director general Páraic Duffy last night defied anybody to question the integrity of the organisation’s leaders in their commercial dealings. 


Grafter Austin Gleeson goes up a notch to inspire WIT for the Fitzgibbon Cup

Fitzgibbon Cup
Waterford IT 1-20 Cork IT 0-19 (AET)

Ger Loughnane (pictured) said former football match official Pat McEnaney should have 'nothing to do' with hurling referees.

Outgoing refs’ chief Pat McEnaney answers his hurling critics

Outgoing GAA national referees chairman Pat McEnaney said he learned very little about hurling during his three-year term. 


Queens and Trinity College make it through to Ryan Cup decider

Ryan Cup Roundup


Bennett wraps up final spot for 14-man University of Limerick

Fitzgibbon Cup Semi-Final

University of Limerick 2-18, Limerick IT 1-14: You couldn’t but feel the shift in momentum following Jack Browne’s dismissal. Davy Fitzgerald, animated as ever, urged on his troops.


Rory Jacob hopes St Peter’s College pack punch in S ‘A’ HC final 

It’s coming up on 11 years since Wexford’s Jacob brothers, Rory and Michael, scored the goals that dumped Kilkenny out of the 2004 Leinster championship. 

Senior finalists Collette Glennon, Mullagh (Galway) and Karen Atkinson, Oulart-the-Ballagh (Wexford).

Camogie: Mullagh a talent-laden combination

The last time Mullagh won the AIB All-Ireland senior club title, they created quite a shock on the way by beating champions Glen Rovers in the semi-final over two decades ago. 


McGee blasts GAA's hooter climbdown

Eugene McGee has claimed that the timing of matches brings Gaelic games into disrepute and slammed Central Council’s proposal to abandon the clock/hooter system at Congress tomorrow.


McEntee: Players not technically competent as skills neglected

All-Ireland winning club football coach Tony McEntee has given a sobering summary of Gaelic football, suggesting that players at all ages and grades aren’t "technically competent".


Brothers in arms at the Limerick Fitzgibbon match

The all-Limerick semi-final clash of UL and LIT carries an intriguing subplot with two sets of brothers lining out on opposite sides of the coin, not to mention the father charged with plotting his son’s downfall.


For focused Cork IT, the past is the only thing they can’t control

Theirs is a tale of near-misses and hard luck stories.


Rochestown’s dual incentive for victory

The Rochestown footballers are excused from their final three classes on Wednesday afternoon.


Munster counties united against calendar GAA season plan

All six Munster counties are against the introduction of a calendar GAA season from next year, the Irish Examiner can confirm.


Cody accepts honorary DCU doctorate

Brian Cody showed his conciliatory side yesterday as he accepted an honorary doctorate of philosophy from Dublin City University.


New skipper Donaghy back in Kerry team for Dublin showdown

New Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy will make his first competitive start of the year in Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division 1 clash with Dublin in Fitzgerald Stadium (2pm).


Fitzgibbon cup: Team by team guide

Cork IT


Limerick IT facing uphill battle to overcome UL after hectic schedule, says Kelly

Limerick IT’s 2005 Fitzgibbon Cup winning captain Eoin Kelly believes semi-final opponents University of Limerick have a huge advantage ahead of this afternoon’s eagerly-awaited derby tie.


Goold: We’re not getting carried away

Cork midfielder Fintan Goold insists the county’s experiences in last year’s Allianz FL Division 1 ensure nobody will be getting carried away with the good start in the current campaign.


Four-goal Longford brush weak Wicklow outfit aside

Longford 4-13 Wicklow 1-5


Louth do damage in opening quarter

Louth 3-11 Carlow 2-10


Second-half goals seal it for Laois

Laois 4-12 Wexford 1-11


Bass: Cynical play in hurling ‘not being properly punished’

Cynical play in hurling isn’t being properly punished, argues the man behind the Congress motion calling for a black card.


Donaghy’s goodwill gesture praised

All-Ireland Club finalists Slaughtneil revealed Kerry star Kieran Donaghy sent a message of goodwill to Christopher Bradley for the shoulder tackle which may rule him out of the final on St Patrick’s Day.


Massive surge in hamstring injuries as GAA teams push ‘over the edge’

One of the GAA’s most respected physiotherapists believes a “copycat phenomenon” is partly to blame for pushing inter-county training workloads “over the edge”. 

Aaron Kernan: Returns to Crossmaglen after six days in Sunderland.

Kernan’s endurance a hit with Black Cats

Former Armagh defender Aaron Kernan impressed Sunderland soccer staff with his endurance ability during his stint with the club. 

Ronan McCarthy: Has been reappointed as a Cork senior football selector.

Rebels to support one-v-one hurling penalties at Congress debate

Cork will support one-v-one hurling penalties when the topic is debated at the upcoming GAA Congress in Cavan. 


Limerick IT withstand spirited second-half revival by Carlow

Limerick IT 1-15 Carlow IT 0-14: This fixture lay in doubt up until two hours before throw-in, but IT Carlow and Limerick IT finally locked horns at the third time of asking — the Limerick college holding off a spirited second-half revival from the visitors to advance to the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final.


Davy: Postpone Fitzgibbon weekend, player welfare comes first

Limerick IT manager Davy Fitzgerald wants the Fitzgibbon Cup finals weekend to be postponed in the interest of player welfare.

Feargal McGill: Clocks installation not linked to the Congress debate.

Hooters in place amid countdown to Congress debate

Permanent clocks with hooters are being installed in every principal county GAA venue — despite a Central Council motion calling for them to be scrapped before they are put into use in the time-keeping of championship games this year. 

Keith Higgins: 'Sometimes you just want to know what a free is for.'

Let players speak up to ref, says Mayo’s Higgins

Mayo captain Keith Higgins believes players should have an opportunity to speak to all referees about decisions during games.