Cody: Success all about challenging yourself

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.


Kingston heroics put Rochestown in the clear

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.


Lynch shows way as holders Ardscoil Rís off to a flyer

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.


Long leads rout as Thurles go to town

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.


Cody won’t revisit ref attack, but CCCC may take action

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.

Liam Sheedy: His committee hope to have proposals ready in November.

Change to penalty rule to head list of proposals made by Sheedy group

The Hurling 2020 Committee are not expected to call for wholesale changes to the playing rules of hurling.


Galvin attacker set to face two-year ban

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.

Duhallow's Conor Murphy battling for the ball with Shandrum's  Brian Morrissey  in last night's Cork Co U21AHC quarter-final in Mallow.

Shandrum leave door open to allow Duhallow snatch draw

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.

Brian Cody

GAA may ask Cody to explain scathing attack on ref Kelly

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.

Henry Shefflin on right

No need for second referee in hurling, cautions Shefflin

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin does not believe the game of hurling requires two referees inside the whitewash.

Paul Galvin

Board set to review Galvin attack

Kerry GAA chiefs last night scrutinised referee John Sexton’s account of Sunday’s controversial county senior hurling championship final.

Brian Cody and Jackie Tyrrell

Tyrrell commits to Cats for 2015

Jackie Tyrrell has already confirmed he hopes to fill a Kilkenny jersey for at least one more season.

Michael Cussen has been out of action since suffering a fractured thumb in the fourth-round win over Carrigdhoun.

Cussen pinning his hopes on making a recovery

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.


Cody puts referee Kelly and former Kilkenny ‘greats’ in his crosshairs

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.


Ferocious Cats call the shots yet again

Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14
Another All-Ireland but another kind of brilliant by Kilkenny.


Crowning moment for King Henry the great

His manager was uncharacteristically lyrical when discussing Henry Shefflin on Saturday night in Croke Park.


Galvin struck in Kerry draw

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.


Massive Canning free fires Portumna to dramatic win

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.


Late O’Connor point keeps Douglas in hunt

Douglas 1-16 Glen Rovers 1-16
When games end in stalemate which team goes home the happier?


Jude’s and Ballyboden advance

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.


Rathdowney-Errill tops again

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.


Seasoned Sarsfields finish in fine style

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.


Star Joyce caps year to remember

Saturday may only have been Kieran Joyce’s second All-Ireland medal but it capped a remarkable season for the man of the match.


Hogan looks at bigger picture

Hurler of the Year favourite Richie Hogan didn’t disguise his disappointed with his own performance in the final.


Stapleton: Tipp will kick on

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.


One more golden afternoon for greats

In the end it was hard to avoid the feeling that there was something valedictory, something end-of-era, about it all.


Larkin laughs off false wedding story following drawn decider

Eoin Larkin laughed off the false wedding story that followed Kilkenny’s draw with Tipperary earlier this month.


O’Shea: Mental strength will finally get Tipp over the line

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.


Time to consider two refs for hurling

I enjoyed both All-Ireland final games even though they were two entirely different contests.


Kilkenny must act fast as momentum lies with Tipp

"Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?"
— Henry IV, Part 1


Experienced Kilkenny can edge it, but Cody must make most of strength in depth

If you’re looking for indicators from the last two replays, you’re heading up the wrong path.


Tipp must keep tight rein on Reid

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.


Finding Saturday night hero

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.


‘Age not a factor in picking your 15’

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.


Ryan says questions remain over final defences

It was a bittersweet visit to Croke Park for TJ Ryan three weeks ago.


Cunningham to stay as Galway manager

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.


Fitzmaurice hoping for memorable September finale

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.


Martin: Losing to Douglas ‘a big kick’

Sarsfields know the turns in the road once the leaves start falling.


Laid back Barrett ’has savage belief in his capabilities’

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.


Daly: Challenge of preparing for replay begins straight away

Anthony Daly doesn’t reach too far back for a good example of how to handle an All-Ireland final replay.


The 10 commandments of Brian Cody

We sent Michael Moynihan to Kilkenny last week to speak to Brian Cody. This is what he brought back in tablets of stone.

Eamon O'Shea

Philosophical O’Shea unfazed by psychology of a replay

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea isn’t getting hung up on the psychology surrounding next Saturday’s All-Ireland senior hurling final replay.


Carlow appoint Allen and O’Mahony to advisory roles for senior teams

Former All-Ireland winning managers John Allen and John O’Mahony are due to take up advisory roles with Carlow GAA next season.


Former Kilkenny and Tipp star Byrne expects Shefflin to start

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.

Ballyhea's Neil Ronan strikes a point against Cloyne in the Cork PIHC game at Páirc Uí Rinn.

Inspirational Ronan rolls back the years

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.

Dungarvan's Jamie Nagle tussling for the ball with Ballygunner's Pauric Mahony during the Waterford SHC semi-final at Fraher Field last night.

Mahony cuts loose to snatch spoils for Gunners

Waterford SHC semi-final
Ballygunner 0-17 Dungarvan 1-12
Ballygunner breathed a deep sigh of relief as they passed a searching test of their title credentials against Dungarvan last night.