Every year, the confirmed Fitzgibbon Cup panels read more and more like a who’s who of the inter-county game. Hurling is as much a student’s game these days as a young man’s one. So among our ones to watch in this year’s competition (which begins Sunday) there will be familiar names but to a man, they have points to prove.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2019
If John Evans didn’t know he achieved something special with Ardfinnan, he realised it when a one-armed Babs Keating, the club’s most famous son, channeled his inner David Pleat and invaded the Holycross pitch after the club’s county semi-final win over Loughmore-Castleiney.
Thu, 25 Oct, 2018
Ger Loughnane, as he is often capable of doing, not only had issued the last rites to this Tipperary team at half-time yesterday; he had also effectively organised the wake, was preparing the funeral, and was just about to start shovelling clay on top of the Tipperary coffin.
Mon, 28 May, 2018
There was an air of unreality about the whole day. Maybe it was the lack of complaint. There’s nothing normal or natural about it, hearing thousands of people amble about admiring things, especially in Cork.
Mon, 24 Jul, 2017
There were shocks on the double in the Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship as reigning champions Ballyhale Shamrocks of Kilkenny were dismissed by Birr while Dublin champions Ballyboden St. Enda’s have booked a place in the Leinster final at the first time of asking.
Sun, 18 Nov, 2007
Mon, 08 Oct, 2007