WHATEVER about the quality of the match – and it wasn’t the classic generally forecast – let no-one be in any doubt about the quality of this Ballyhale Shamrocks team, nor their right today to call themselves the best hurling club in Ireland.
Thu, 18 Mar, 2010
There was early cause for celebration for seven of the AIB GAA Club Championship semi-finalists ahead of this weekend's fixtures, with players from each of the clubs receiving accolades for outstanding performances in the Championship in 2009.
Tue, 09 Feb, 2010
HE has played in two finals, winning one (back in 2004), will be facing Tipperary champions Thurles Sarsfields this Sunday in Thurles in yet another campaign, but Newtownshandrum’s Ben O’Connor is not in favour of the All-Ireland club hurling championships as currently constituted.
Fri, 30 Oct, 2009
HOW do you predict a winner from these two? Three years ago, in 2006, a Ballyhale Shamrocks side whose talents had been flagged inside Kilkenny for some years finally made the breakthrough, winning the club its first county senior title in 15 years.
Sat, 21 Feb, 2009
LIKE their counterparts on the intercounty stage, the Ulster champions are the perennial underdogs of the All-Ireland club hurling championship; a lot of patronising guff in the national media beforehand but, when it comes down to picking the probable champion, never given a real chance.
Thu, 10 Feb, 2005
RIGHTLY or wrongly, the general perception of next weekend’s All-Ireland semi-finals of the AIB club hurling championship would be that Kilkenny champions James Stephens will advance at the expense of Ulster standard-bearers O’Donovan Rossa, while Athenry may have a slight edge over Toomevara.
Tue, 08 Feb, 2005