Mon, 29 Jun, 2020
Mon, 18 May, 2020
Before I led the Clarecastle team out at half-time of yesterday’s Clare county final, to collect our 25-year anniversary plaques, somebody handed me the 1994 county final programme. We beat a young St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield team that afternoon and, as I scanned the teams, Ger Hoey’s name jumped out at me.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019
When Cork finally hit a rhythm and a groove in the second quarter yesterday, everybody around me was probably thinking the same as the entire hurling community. ‘Yeah, Cork have finally got it together now. They’ve weathered the storm. They’ll drive on. They’ll win this handy.’ And the Cork players certainly seemed to think the same.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2018
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.
Sat, 30 Jun, 2018
The memories came flooding back to me in Thurles yesterday from all angles. It was almost 20 years to the day since we, Clarecastle, won our only Munster title in 1997. We had beaten Ballygunner in the semi-final. There was a Limerick team in the final again yesterday, just like there had been when we met Patrickswell.
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
There’s a little history between Ballygunner and Na Piarsaigh. Given the pool of clubs jostling to get out of the Munster club SHC, that’s hardly surprising, but Paul Flynn is worried that the backstory may be more beneficial to the Limerick champions than to his club mates in black and red.
Sat, 18 Nov, 2017
Mon, 15 May, 2017
Sat, 19 Nov, 2016
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
Kerry hurling manager Ciaran Carey has branded as “silly” a motion to this year’s GAA’s Annual Congress aimed at deleting the rule which allows players from stronger counties represent those from further down the pecking order.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
It proved a miserable weekend for Cratloe GAA fans. Their talisman Podge Collins suffered a serious knee injury and their side, the county senior hurling champions, were defeated by Ballyea, in the first game of their title defence at Cusack Park on Saturday.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2015
It’ll be the wrecking ball for Cork soon enough as the bulldozers move into Páirc Uí Chaoimh. But it was county secretary Frank Murphy who was constructive, namely hitting the nail on the head when he spoke against plans to end the St Patrick’s Day All-Ireland Club senior finals.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2015