The constant demand for improvement has been the cornerstone of Kilkenny’s remarkable title haul since the turn of the millennium, according to All-Ireland winning manager Brian Cody.More
St Francis College, Rochestown 2-14 Charleville CBS 0-13
Two early second-half goals from Shane Kingston were the catalyst for St Francis College of Rochestown to pull away from Charleville CBS in their Dr Harty Cup Group 3 clash in Mallow yesterday.
Ardscoil Rís got their defence of the Dr Harty Cup off to an impressive start as they beat Blackwater CS of Lismore in their Group 1 clash at Cahir yesterday.More
Thurles CBS 5-26 St Flannan’s College, Ennis 0-06
Thurles CBS got their Dr Harty Cup (Munster Post-Primary Schools Senior A Hurling Championship) campaign off to a winning start at Nenagh yesterday, with a facile victory over St Flannan’s College.
All-Ireland winning manager Brian Cody last night refused to comment on growing speculation he faces sanctioning over his scathing attack on referee Barry Kelly.More
The Hurling 2020 Committee are not expected to call for wholesale changes to the playing rules of hurling.More
Kilmoyley vice-chairman Paddy O’Sullivan has been hit with a proposed two-year ban arising from his attack of Paul Galvin in Sunday’s Kerry hurling final.More
Cork Co U21 AHC
Shandrum 2-17 Duhallow 3-14
A dramatic last five minutes in Mallow last night saw Duhallow grab a draw from the jaws of defeat in their Cork U21 A hurling clash with Shandrum.
The GAA is expected to at least ask Brian Cody to explain his scathing remarks about Barry Kelly as the referee’s Westmeath County Board intend taking the matter further.More
Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin does not believe the game of hurling requires two referees inside the whitewash.More
Kerry GAA chiefs last night scrutinised referee John Sexton’s account of Sunday’s controversial county senior hurling championship final.More
Jackie Tyrrell has already confirmed he hopes to fill a Kilkenny jersey for at least one more season.More
Michael Cussen is hoping to play some part in the Cork SHC final for his club Sarsfields after he had a pin removed from his thumb.More
The morning after the evening before and All-Ireland-winning Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is holding court with members of the written press in the bar of the CityWest Hotel.More
Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14
Another All-Ireland but another kind of brilliant by Kilkenny.
His manager was uncharacteristically lyrical when discussing Henry Shefflin on Saturday night in Croke Park.More
Lixnaw 0-11 Kilmoyley 0-11
This Kerry senior hurling championship final was overshadowed by a shocking incident when a member of the public came onto the field and struck former county football star Paul Galvin.
Joe Canning landed a free from 110 yards to complete a remarkable comeback by All-Ireland champions Portumna and send them into the semi-finals of the Galway SHC.More
Douglas 1-16 Glen Rovers 1-16
When games end in stalemate which team goes home the happier?
St Jude’s and Ballyboden St Enda’s progressed to the Dublin SHC semi-finals after overcoming Faughs and Cuala, respectively, at O’Toole Park yesterday.More
Rathdowney-Errill 1-20 Camross 0-10
Rathdowney-Errill claimed their fifth Laois SHC title in nine years with a 13 point win over Camross in O’Moore Park yesterday.
Sarsfields 1-18 Na Piarsaigh 0-14
The final scoreline gives a more comfortable look than the reality, but, at the same time, Sarsfields never looked like being denied in this Cork SHC semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday.
Saturday may only have been Kieran Joyce’s second All-Ireland medal but it capped a remarkable season for the man of the match.More
Hurler of the Year favourite Richie Hogan didn’t disguise his disappointed with his own performance in the final.More
They have answered the negative commentary of early summer but the questions they asked of themselves are still pending according to Tipperary’s Paddy Stapleton.More
In the end it was hard to avoid the feeling that there was something valedictory, something end-of-era, about it all.More
Eoin Larkin laughed off the false wedding story that followed Kilkenny’s draw with Tipperary earlier this month.More
Eamon O’Shea is confident Tipperary will win the All-Ireland in the coming years, believing the team’s mental strength will help them recover from a fourth consecutive championship defeat to Kilkenny, a second All-Ireland final loss since 2011.More
I enjoyed both All-Ireland final games even though they were two entirely different contests.More
"Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?"
— Henry IV, Part 1
If you’re looking for indicators from the last two replays, you’re heading up the wrong path.More
There’s a few things we know about Kilkenny teams but the most important one is goals provide oxygen to their cause and if they strike early you can be sure they will strike often.More
Ever since Lar Corbett broke through for a goal in a largely forgotten yet pivotal 2008 league semi-final in Nowlan Park to announce the Liam Sheedy era and the Tipperary revival, it’s as if there have been two kinds of games in the life of a Tipperary or Kilkenny hurler — those against their fiercest enemy and those against everyone else.More
You know, of course, that Henry Shefflin, 35, has an autobiography coming out soon, a traditional indication that a player is approaching the end of his career.More
It was a bittersweet visit to Croke Park for TJ Ryan three weeks ago.More
Anthony Cunningham is set to become Galway’s longest serving manager since Cyril Farrell guided them to All-Ireland glory in the 1980s after being handed a three-year extension to his term in charge.More
Kerry’s All-Ireland winning manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice hopes for a magnificent end to a memorable September when Lixnaw face Kilmoyley in tomorrow’s Kerry SHC final in Tralee.More
Sarsfields know the turns in the road once the leaves start falling.More
In Tipperary in recent times, there was a crude saying that if you wanted to find good hurlers in Holycross-Ballycahill you had to dig.More
Anthony Daly doesn’t reach too far back for a good example of how to handle an All-Ireland final replay.More
We sent Michael Moynihan to Kilkenny last week to speak to Brian Cody. This is what he brought back in tablets of stone.More
Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea isn’t getting hung up on the psychology surrounding next Saturday’s All-Ireland senior hurling final replay.More
Former All-Ireland winning managers John Allen and John O’Mahony are due to take up advisory roles with Carlow GAA next season.More
Former captain Denis Byrne is expecting changes in the Kilkenny team to face Tipperary in next Saturday’s All-Ireland senior hurling final replay — as it appears increasing likely that Henry Shefflin will be included in attack.More
Premier IHC semi-final
Ballyhea 0-18Cloyne 2-10
Neil Ronan is entertaining the media scrum when a delighted Ballyhea supporter throws her arms around the veteran centre-forward.