Anthony Nash

Hurling goalkeepers set to face penalties alone in future

The Hurling 2020 committee is expected to recommend penalties be changed from the current one forward versus three defenders on the goal-line to one forward versus the goalkeeper.

Kieran Bergin

Eamon O’Shea has special bond with Tipperary players, says Bergin

It’s just as well Eamon O’Shea is on the verge of staying on as Tipperary manager for a third season.

Gavin O'Mahony celebrates after Kilmallock's victory over Na Piarsaigh in the Limerick SHC final.

O’Mahony promises Sarswarm welcome in Kilmallock

Limerick star Gavin O’Mahony has promised Cork champions Sarsfields a warm welcome to Kilmallock on November 9.

Eamon O'Shea

Board confident O’Shea will lead Tipp next year

Tipperary officials met with Eamon O’Shea yesterday as both parties moved closer to an agreement that should see the county’s senior hurling team manager remain in charge for the 2015 season.

Brian Cody: Typically waits until mid-November to reveal his plans.

Cody ‘loves game too much to step away now’

Kieran Joyce believe it’s a done deal that Brian Cody will remain in charge of Kilkenny and attempt to preside over a new era of dominance.


Carrigaline not going out to make up the numbers

Cork U21A HC final: A less-than-charitable assessment heard regarding the recent Carrigaline-Shandrum U21AHC semi-final was the sides were battling for the right to be beaten in the final by Blackrock.


Clon getting rewards

Cork U21B HC final: With nine Cork SFC titles, the most recent in 2009, Clonakilty are seen as a footballing powerhouse.


Cody escapes ban for ‘criminal’ ref blast

Brian Cody has avoided suspension for comments about referee Barry Kelly in the wake of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland hurling final replay win over Tipperary last month.


Déise set for ‘fallow period’

Waterford hurling stalwarts Fergal Hartley and John Galvin believe the county is set for a "sustained fallow period" inside the whitewash, calling for patience from the Déise public to allow manager Derek McGrath rebuild the senior team.


Rushe: A bit early to be talking about this Dublin team’s demise

Ironically, one Cork goalkeeping legend may have pointed out the biggest problem facing another in Dublin.


Tasty Gaelcholáiste Mhuire serve notice

Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG 2-14 St Colman’s College 0-7
A quarter-final place in this year’s Dr Harty Cup beckons for Gaelcholáiste Mhuire after an excellent performance against St Colman’s at Watergrasshill yesterday.


Leahy strikes late for Midleton

Midleton CBS 0-11 CBS HS Clonmel 0-10
Gary Leahy’s injury-time winner won a disappointing Harty Cup clash for three-time champions Midleton CBS at Fraher Field yesterday.


Magner-Flynn earns draw for West Limerick Colleges

A last-minute point from Cian Magner-Flynn earned West Limerick Colleges a draw against Thurles CBS in their Group 1 clash at Claughaun GAA Club yesterday.

Seamus Prendergast

Moran: Retiring Prendergast ‘one of the greats’

Waterford hurler Kevin Moran has hailed Seamus Prendergast as "one of the true greats" to wear the Déise jersey.

Tom Cunningham

Waterford won’t be looking for Walsh Park to stage Cork clash

Waterford GAA chiefs have confirmed they will not lobby the province to bring Munster senior championship hurling to Walsh Park in 2015.

North Monastery

Plan starts to come together for the AG

With 19 victories, famed Cork hurling nursery North Monastery trail only St Flannan’s College on the Dr Harty Cup roll of honour.

Matthew Keating

DRA decision throws Galway SHC into turmoil

The Galway senior hurling championship has been thrown into chaos following the decision of the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) to quash the Galway CCC’s ruling dumping Turloughmore out of the competition.

Daniel Kearney

Kennedy and Kearney can rest easy again

Sars pair Alan Kennedy and Daniel Kearney recount the nightmare county final of 2009, that feeling of emptiness at having been so ruthlessly exposed, at having failed to show up.

GLORY DAY: Ballyhea players celebrate following their win in the Cork PIHC final against Newcestown. Pictures: Stephen McCarthy

Ballyhea ‘yes’ at return to senior ranks

Ballyhea 1-17 Newcestown 0-16
In recent years, the little village of Ballyhea on the Cork-Limerick road has become associated with saying no. This story is enriched with multi-media content


Just the perfect day for merciless Sars

Sarsfields 2-18 Glen Rovers 0-8
An afternoon where the new order planted its crest onto the summit of Cork hurling, where sentiment and romance for the old world was ruthlessly crushed. This story is enriched with multi-media content

SELECTORIAL DUTIES: Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody - back as a selector with his club James Stephens. Picture: Pat Moore.

Hogan’s goal sets Clara on their way

A super goal from Keith Hogan, brother of county star Brian, fired holders Clara to victory over a young James Stephens team in the first round of the Kilkenny senior hurling championship yesterday.

Castlemartyr goalkeeper Eanna McGovern saves from Cloughduv's Brian Ahern, watched by team-mate Ollie Smiddy, in the Cork JAHC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn.Picture: Des Barry.

Super-sub Ryan comes to rescue for Cloughduv

Castlemartyr 0-19 Cloughduv 1-16
Substitute Colm Ryan was the hero for Cloughduv in this Cork JHC semi-final, scoring 1-2 on his introduction, including a levelling free from his own 65 with the last puck of the game.


Sars finish strongly to see off Drom-Inch

A huge weekend of senior hurling activity saw the Tipperary SHC championship reduced to the last eight, and while there were no major upsets, there were some very significant results, not least the victory of Thurles Sarsfields over Drom-Inch.

Sarsfields  manager Pat Ryan and his son Daniel after defeating     Glen Rovers.   Picture: Eddie O'Hare

‘Ambitious’ players now switch focus to Munster battle

Pat Ryan could see it coming.