Last Tuesday night, Cork hurling seemed to have turned a corner. Evan Sheehan’s injury-time goal against Tipperary looked to have won the Munster U20 championship, only for Jake Morris to rescue the Premier County with a terrific goal at the other end moments later.
Last week in this paper, Paul Rouse analysed the GAA’s ticket price increase with his customary skill. Offering a wider context to those price increases was his trump card, because it deployed one of the GAA’s strongest core beliefs against itself: that it is a game, or games, of the people, writes
Outgoing Cork senior hurling manager Kieran Kingston isn’t ruling out a return to inter-county management in the future, but says that Cork, like many counties, could benefit from a supporters’ club or other mechanisms providing extra financial resources and facilities for its elite teams.
In May 2016, we outlined 10 facts that damned Cork hurling. A Munster title, claimed from the first round no less, is the most compelling piece of evidence of their transformation. A review of those statements, though, underlines just how far they’ve come since then.
Noel O’Donoghue, from the Cuala club in Dublin, enjoyed a stellar refereeing career that spanned over 30 years, taking charge of the 1980 and 1982 All-Ireland SHC finals in that time. Today, the 76-year-old will operate the HawkEye score detection technology when Tipperary and Kilkenny lock horns at GAA HQ...