KIERAN SHANNON: County boards must realise they are now in the events and entertainment business

While most of the talk around the new-look hurling championship has been how it will severely test the depth and durability of each panel, Walsh Park’s hosting of Kilkenny at the weekend brought to light how it’ll test the suitability of certain provincial grounds as well.

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KIERAN SHANNON: Only in Gaelic football is smart, cynical fouling a KPI

The GAA needs to acknowledge that, along with its much-heralded community and amateur status, there is a pervasive cynicism that is ‘unique to our games’, writes Kieran Shannon

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KIERAN SHANNON: Brady prepared to succeed, prepared to live with failure

There is no other team sport that is more reliant on one position consistently throughout a contest as a gridiron team is on its quarterback writes Kieran Shannon.

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