Person: Babs Keating
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Micheál Donoghue believes there is no need to rethink the weight of the sliotar in light of his Galway team’s achievement in claiming last year’s All-Ireland title without finding the net in their last four championship games.
Sat, 28 Apr, 2018
Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the National Hurling League final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, one of the most controversial clashes in GAA history, writes
Mon, 16 Apr, 2018
They share more than a surname, principally a red-blooded passion for Cork GAA, with a combined 88 years of astonishing service to the cause.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2018
“Tipp v Clare...another turkey shoot. Goals are getting scarce. Sliothar has to be looked at. Travelling far too far. Points from distance. Boring.”
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
Babs Keating has described the All-Ireland winning Cork team of 1966 as “moderate enough”, claiming it was one of the easiest All-Irelands ever won.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
Sun, 30 Oct, 2016
The Tipperary match-day cavalcade lost a vehicle this year. For years, Conor O’Mahony’s Skoda Superb pulled up the rear. A bad traveller, he was given special dispensation to drive, with Shane McGrath riding along for company.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
Easy enough to take for granted the loop Google and Twitter and Whatsapp and SkyGo keeps us in.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
Sat, 21 May, 2016
Babs Keating has called on Congress delegates to vote against the motion to bring forward the All-Ireland finals by two weeks.
Fri, 19 Feb, 2016
Tipperary’s Pádraic Maher has found the fallout in Galway since their All-Ireland final defeat to Kilkenny bizarre.
Wed, 14 Oct, 2015
Brendan Cummins admits he broke down after Tipperary’s 2013 All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Kilkenny — his last appearance in the county jersey.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015
The sporting community in Cork and beyond turned out in force yesterday to honour the memory of renowned hurling coach Archdeacon Michael O’Brien, whose funeral took place in his native Innishannon following Mass in St Mary’s Church yesterday.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2014
The man who was affectionately known as ‘the Canon,’ had the Midas touch when it came to developing hurling talent and coaching teams to success at the highest level, achieving this with St Finbarr’s, Farranferris, UCC and Cork at underage and adult level.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2014
It’s almost that time of year again when clubs put forward motions to county conventions, but 2014 is slightly different.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014
If the last week has shown us anything — and we say this without any intended pun regarding the coming All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary — it is that there is more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to the tricky business of managing a team.
Fri, 05 Sep, 2014
Some goals are bigger than others. Michael Moynihan has a look at nine of the most significant scores in the history of Cork v Tipperary.
Sat, 16 Aug, 2014
There’s a brutal sense of honesty about this Tipperary management team that can’t but endear itself to any keen hurling follower.
Tue, 12 Aug, 2014
The Irish Sun has been granted exclusive worldwide rights to show highlights of more than 170 GAA matches a year to subscribers of its iPhone app – or through the newspaper’s website on tablet, laptop or desktop.
Fri, 06 Jun, 2014
Seamus Horgan (24, 5’11’’, 11-7 Tournafulla): “Like a lot of goalkeepers Seamus was also a very good outfield player but ended up in goals because he could be a bit wild out there!
Mon, 20 May, 2013
Between 1991 and 2006 Cork held Tipperary in check in senior hurling, with the Premier County forced to play second fiddle when the two sides met.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012
It was June 2006, the build-up to the Munster senior hurling final in Semple Stadium between Cork and Tipperary, Lar Corbett was talking about a young neighbour of his.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2012
He returned ‘home’ expecting to attend a retirement party for his brother Liam, but former Cork dual star supreme Brian Murphy was the centre of attention at the Nemo Rangers complex on Saturday night where he was honoured for his remarkable sporting achievements.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2012
THIS being the off-season, the days and weeks tend to be pockmarked with talk of those stepping away from the carousel that is the inter-county scene, but Brendan Cummins intends staying on for one more spin at the very least.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2011
IT DIDN’T happen today or yesterday but that doesn’t matter, just as it doesn’t matter what time of the night Hamlet actually takes the stage.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2011
WATERFORD manager Davy Fitzgerald last night hit back at his sharpest critics, claiming they all have agendas against him.
Thu, 11 Aug, 2011
Diarmuid O’Flynn and Fintan O’Toole argue both sides of the debate
Sat, 11 Jun, 2011
IF there’s one thing sports journalists like writing about more than an athlete’s performance’s on the big stage, it is their departure from it.
Fri, 27 May, 2011
IF you were to reduce winning senior championships in hurling to a formula, then managerial leadership + player talent would be as good as any.
Tue, 17 May, 2011
IN case Red C don’t cut it, Newstalk have turned to the English Channel.
Mon, 14 Feb, 2011
I AM looking at a photograph in the programme for the Tipperary-Kilkenny All-Ireland final of 1967 (priced, incidentally at an old shilling).
Fri, 31 Dec, 2010
JOHNNY MURTAGH yesterday ended months of speculation when resigning as stable jockey to Ballydoyle-Coolmore.
Tue, 09 Nov, 2010
WHEN news broke yesterday that Conor Counihan would be staying on as Cork senior football manager, there was a sense of relief, and not just in Cork.
Thu, 28 Oct, 2010
BABS KEATING has defended his criticism of Liam Sheedy this season and claimed the current Tipperary management has benefited from his controversial second stint in charge of the county seniors.
Tue, 07 Sep, 2010
EARLIER this week we asked a number of former Kilkenny captains and players if their team could create history tomorrow and complete the five in a row.
Sat, 04 Sep, 2010
FIRST it was Cork, then Waterford, Limerick, Tipperary, Galway, Wexford, and now Clare.
Thu, 29 Oct, 2009
BABS KEATING has called for the National Hurling League to be pushed back until after St Patrick’s Day with the competition to conclude in early summer.
Tue, 20 Oct, 2009
The GAA and Allianz have announced an extension of the insurance company's sponsorship of the national football and hurling leagues for a further three years.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2009
ON MY way to Croke Park yesterday I met Michael Bond; we all know what Michael did with Offaly in 1998.
Mon, 08 Sep, 2008
PERHAPS it may be too much to expect that Davy Fitzgerald can match the achievement of Michael Bond ten years ago, when he took over the Offaly team after Babs Keating opted out following their Leinster defeat to Kilkenny, and inspired a magical triumph over them to claim the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
Sat, 06 Sep, 2008
We defended as a unit, we really stuck to our guns. Everyone got in hooks and blocks, which are crucial
Mon, 09 Jun, 2008