Miltown Malbay is guaranteed to be cock-a-hoop next week when the Willie Clancy Festival throws in, but you might mistake it for starting early if hometown man Conor Cleary is part of a first Munster SHC-winning Clare side in 20 years this Sunday.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018
A few of the older patrons in the South Stand in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night may remember the old Buddy Starcher classic ‘History Repeats Itself’. And, had they also been in Thurles last Sunday, the song must surely have resonated with them as this Munster U21 hurling semi-final unfolded.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018
Few folk can take the pulse of Tipperary hurling quite like Nicky English and history tells the former player and manager that they aren’t all that adept at bouncing back from defeats such as last Sunday’s in the Gaelic Grounds.
Wed, 23 May, 2018
I’ve often wondered about GAA teams’ approach to big games when compared to the marquee rugby sides. The GAA boys tear out of tunnels like they’ve just broken out of prison after being locked up for 20 years. The rugby boys walk out, often holding the hands of mascots, appearing like they’re heading for a tea-party before turning into savages.
Mon, 23 May, 2016
James Woodlock was the youngest of the four Tipperary players to announce their inter-county retirements after the 2015 season. The Drom & Inch midfielder was 29 at the time but insists he has no regrets.
Sat, 21 May, 2016