Three-time amateur golf champion and Shane Lowry’s fitness coach, Robbie Cannon, made another name for himself assisting John Sugrue to successive promotions with Laois. Now he’s bringing his expertise to Tipperary’s footballers in their hunt for promotion from Division Three of the Allianz League
Joe Brolly has admitted his desire to get back on television and to feel ‘excited’ again when the producers say ‘five, four, three...’ in his ear was partly why he set aside his long-held beliefs about pay-per-view broadcasters and the GAA.
Of all the rows ‘The Sunday Game’ programmes generated during the last 40 years, perhaps changing the theme tune 15 years ago was the greatest of them. Here our GAA correspondentlists 10 of the controversies prompted by comments and quotes.
The big crowd created a wonderful atmosphere in Ovens today, and while there was disappointment for the home fans in the 1,777 attendance, they couldn’t but be impressed with what Templenoe served up in this Munster club IFC semi-final.
Last night Dave Mahedy closed his office door for the final time at the University of Limerick. As Director of Sport and Recreation, Mahedy has been the driving force behind the growth — and importance — of sport at all levels in UL for almost 30 years.
Reduced media profile is not a good reason for counties to shy away from a two-tier Gaelic football championship, argues former Cork manager Brian Cuthbert, who wants the GAA to grasp this opportunity for change and also scrap the minor championship.
Not everyone is happy that Galway are playing Dublin this evening. “How come they didn’t beat Monaghan?” came the cries from the Kingdom all week. “Galway are wasting their time playing Dublin in a semi-final after their no-show against Monaghan,” is the consensus from Kerry.
On the night Cork beat Clare in the 1999 Munster final, Johnny Callanan, the former Clarecastle and Clare hurler, and a great personal friend, told me a funny story. A few pints had helped to siphon some of the pain from the defeat but Cal wanted to try put more perspective on the day’s events.
Alan Hansen doesn’t do live TV anymore. After 22 years, he finished up as BBC’s Match of the Day anchor pundit in 2014. Commanding he was, but not without sin, Manchester United coming back to haunt him following his infamous “kids” remark in 1995.
40 years after coaching a local minor combination to an historic first county title, John Fintan Daly is still fighting the good fight for football. At the weekend, Knocknagree celebrated their All-Ireland JFC success, but their manager’s not done yet, writes
They’ve produced legendary All-Ireland winning captains in Paidi Ó Sé, Tommy Doyle, Mickey Ned O’Sullivan and Pat Spillane, and forged special bonds in the process, but fabled Kerry football divisions like Kenmare and West Kerry may soon become redundant.