It was no surprise that new Clare hurling boss, Brian Lohan, picked a player in his own likeness as captain for the year ahead. John Conlon may inhabit a different end of the field than the Banner legend did during his playing days, but the differences between the two end there.
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
The boys of Wexford just love being drama queens. An innocuous Walsh Cup final between two understrength sides on a winter’s afternoon seemed to be heading west, with Shane O’Neill poised to collect his first silverware since taking charge of the Tribesmen.
Sun, 19 Jan, 2020
Corofin are just 120 minutes away from becoming the first football or hurling club to win three All-Ireland senior titles in a row, but they still know how to celebrate their successes after Sunday’s Connacht final victory over Pádraig Pearse’s.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
Derek McGrath joined Justin McCarthy and Davy Fitzgerald onearlier today in hailing the Stradbally man after informed Liam Cahill at the weekend that his inter-county career has concluded.
Wed, 16 Oct, 2019
Cavan football followers feel their team should have won the All-Ireland in 1967 but their dreams were shattered by Cork in a controversial All-Ireland semi-final. In this exclusive extract from ‘Charlie: The Story of Charlie Gallagher, the GAA’s Lost Icon’, authordetails a game which still haunts the Breffni men.
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
Ephie Fitzgerald couldn’t hide his deep displeasure with yellow cards and the effect he felt they had on Cork and Dublin’s All-Ireland semi-final, but his counterpart feels they would be a huge improvement in the men’s game.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2019
It was the autumn of 1887. The warm summer was a distant memory. The hurlers of Tipperary and Kilkenny were about to meet for the first time in championship hurling. This rivalry — later to become one of the most vibrant in Gaelic games — got off to a start that was truly remarkable.
Fri, 16 Aug, 2019
Niamh Lillis did not begin the year as Tipperary manager but she was a key member of Bill Mullaney’s backroom staff so there was no way the ambition would alter when she took over the hot seat after Mullaney stood down for health reasons early in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
The Tipperary ladies footballers requested their semi-final be put back a week to avoid O’Dwyer having to choose between codes, but when this request was not acceded to, the football management took the decision out of O’Dwyer’s hands and released her to play camogie this Saturday.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
Selector. Coach. Friend. Many words can be used to describe Seoirse Bulfin’s relationship with Davy Fitzgerald since they first met in 2003. And after helping steer Wexford to tomorrow’s All-Ireland semi-final, he hopes there is another chapter to write
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019
Not to put too fine a point on it but Kilkenny won the All-Ireland quarter-final largely because they were playing — and were allowed to play by and play through — Cork. Not to put too fine a point on it but they’re unlikely to win the All-Ireland semi-final largely because they’ll be playing — and will not be allowed to play by and play through — Limerick.
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019
First off, Tipperary won’t be as deficient as they were in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Similarly, Cork’s collective output won’t be at the same untouchable level that it was at on July 4. What you’ll find materialising will be somewhere in the middle.
Sat, 25 Aug, 2018