League could be stepping stone for Ballymartle

While no club sets out at the start of the year with the expressed aim of winning the league, it’s not the worst of consolation prizes.


Daly’s ‘hurling wastelands’ claim rejected

Dublin vice-chairman and county coaching officer Sean Shanley has rejected Anthony Daly’s claims that "hurling wastelands" in the capital are being neglected.


Thrill of Munster final victory hard to beat for Prendergast

THIS was the company he kept.


Tipperary board give Ryan go-ahead to be next hurling boss

The Tipperary senior hurling team will have a new manager in 2016 after Michael Ryan was formally ratified at last night’s County Board meeting in Thurles to succeed Eamonn O’Shea.

Anthony Daly

Daly hits back at ‘manufactured hurlers’ barb

Former Dublin manager Anthony Daly has rejected criticism of his former players as being "manufactured hurlers" as well as Ger Loughnane’s and Donal Óg Cusack’s stance on the dual player dilemma.


Departing coach Kingston says Cork can be tops

Outgoing Cork hurling coach Kieran Kingston is convinced the current crop of players can win an All-Ireland title.

TJ Ryan

JP’s Cheltenham treat for Treaty hurlers

Limerick’s senior hurlers will enjoy a trip to Cheltenham next month, courtesy of team sponsor JP McManus.


Tipp county board criticised for ‘making a bags’ of fixture list

Former Munster and Tipperary chairman Sean Fogarty has criticised the county board for "making a bags" of their fixture list after they conceded another provincial club fixture.

Eamon O'Shea

O’Shea ‘delighted’ Ryan will be Tipp successor

Tipperary senior hurling team manager Eamon O’Shea is "delighted" Michael Ryan will succeed him in the Premier County hot-seat after the conclusion of the 2015 campaign.


Lixnaw’s heroics hailed by Kerry chief

Kerry chairman Patrick O’Sullivan has welcomed the latest statement by a hurling club from the county in the Munster IHC.

Oliver Mann

Mann: Junior final scoreline confusion regrettable

Limerick chairman Oliver Mann has said Saturday’s junior final scoreline confusion was regrettable.


Kelly inspires Shelmaliers

Shelmaliers 3-8 St. Anne’s 1-11
Joe Kelly was inspirational as he powered Shelmaliers past St. Anne’s for a historic first Wexford SHC title after this replay victory in atrocious conditions at Wexford Park yesterday.


50 years of heartbreak over for comeback kings Castlemartyr

Castlemartyr 0-18 Ballinhassig 0-10
0-13 to no score was the story of a remarkable second-half turnaround which landed Castlemartyr their first Cork Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship in 50 years.


Clara and Carrickshock to square off

The way has been cleared for the Kilkenny SHC semi-finals.


Shanahan fires Fermoy to glory

Fermoy 2-14 Charleville 1-16
This was a monumental grind for the 60-minutes plus.


Sars weather Templederry storm to seal place in final

Thurles Sarsfields 0-18 Templederry Kenyons 1-11
Champions in 2012, Thurles Sarsfields had to work hard for their four-point win over Templederry Kenyons in the second Tipperary SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles yesterday.


Holders Loughmore put down a marker

Loughmore-Castleiney 3-22 Mullinahone 0-14
Holders Loughmore-Castleiney were never troubled as they saw off Mullinahone by 17 points in the Tipperary SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium yesterday.


Lixnaw’s massive shock for Ballyhea

Lixnaw (Kerry) 3-11 Ballyhea (Cork) 1-14
Lixnaw recorded a famous and unexpected victory yesterday as they saw off a highly fancied Ballyhea side in the Munster Club IHC in tough, blustery conditions in Mallow.


McManus goal fires Cushendall victory

Cushendall (Antrim) 2-10 Slaughtneil (Derry) 0-10
Cushendall scored a goal in each half to book their place in the Ulster senior hurling final for the first time since 2008.


Ryan to succeed O’Shea

Michael Ryan will succeed Eamon O’Shea as Tipperary senior hurling team manager next year.


Price powers Ireland to sixth successive series win

Ireland recorded a sixth successive Senior Hurling/Shinty Series win, while Scotland took U21 and Women’s victories at Páirc Esler on Saturday.


O’Shea up for Tipp challenge

Eamon O’Shea admitted last night that the prospect of attending to unfinished business was one of the key factors in his decision to commit again to Tipperary for 2015.


O’Shea to continue in Premier County hot-seat

Eamon O’Shea is to continue as Tipperary senior hurling manager, it was confirmed last night.

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.