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 Tuesday night after Donegal scraped through the 2014 All-Ireland quarter-final, Jim McGuinness crammed his players into a makeshift portable building at Donegal’s yet-to-be-built Centre of Excellence in Convoy.
Mon, 02 Dec, 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
In late July and on through August, on the biggest days of the GAA calendar — when all other space is filled — the Nally Terrace will be home to the GAA supporters who are unable to get tickets for anywhere else in Croke Park.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
There was always an understanding, an acceptance even, that if Wexford were going to win a first Leinster senior hurling title in 15 years on Sunday afternoon then they would have to do it the hard way.
Sun, 30 Jun, 2019
Eleven years ago, Bryan Cullen was an employee of Ulster Bank. It was merely a means to an end. Having graduated three years previously with a sports science and health degree, the job made little sense but for the fact he was playing inter-county football and the bank were associate sponsors of the All-Ireland SFC.
Sat, 25 May, 2019
Long before its conclusion, the 2018 football championship had assumed all the air and feel of a national league coming to its customary mild conclusion. Yeah, yeah ,yeah, yeah, OK, so such-and-such won it, fair play to them, but cut to the chase — how will they get on in the forthcoming championship?
Wed, 05 Sep, 2018
When Mike Tyson was asked if he was concerned about the plan that the more strategic Evander Holyfield would bring to their title fight, the champ dismissively replied: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2018
Football and hurling fans have been warned to buy their tickets for the season’s remaining All-Ireland fixtures only from official sources, after the GAA cancelled a number of tickets on secondary selling websites.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017