Galway’s Peter Murphy, Kilkenny’s Kevin Fennelly, Galway’s Noel Lane, and Kilkenny’s John Henderson, all of whom played in the 1987 All-Ireland hurling final, at the launch of the Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Sevens. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

One of Galway’s most successful hurlers sometimes gets tired of the attention. Noel Lane, holder of three senior All-Ireland medals, said that he wis(...)

Mayo joint-manager Noel Connelly: “We’ll be focusing on the way Dublin have changed their style of play and gone more defensive in the last year.”  Photo: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Noel Connelly is back in the middle of another decade, guiding Mayo along an All-Ireland pathway. Joint-manager with Pat Holmes – the same combinat(...)

Wexford’s James Owens will referee his first senior All-Ireland hurling final next month. Photograph: Inpho

Wexford’s James Owens will referee his first senior All-Ireland final when he takes charge of Kilkenny and Galway in next month’s final. From the Ask(...)

Connor McAliskey of Tyrone battles for possession with  Kerry’s Fionn Fitzgerald during the  All-Ireland SFC semi-final at  Croke Park. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kevin McStay made an interesting point on The Sunday Game after the Kerry-Tyrone match, pointing out with the help of a diagram that the preponderance(...)

Kieran Donaghy clashes with Tiarna McCann during the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Kerry 0-18 Tyrone 1-11 For a match that ended much as most people believed it would, this All-Ireland semi-final provided a riveting contest. Ultimate(...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald along with another senior panel player  Liam Ryan were All Star nominees last year. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s hard to imagine a more clear-cut match in an All-Ireland semi-final. Antrim may have surprised Wexford two years ago at the same stage but the c(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is up against the fourth All-Ireland-winning Kerry manager of his long management career. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This eagerly awaited encounter is dominated by the presence of Mickey Harte. The Tyrone manager is three from four in championship matches against (...)

Cian Lynch: the senior star has proved an influential figure for Limerick’s U-21s on their march to provincial glory. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The debate about how best to cater for Galway’s underage requirements re-emerged in recent weeks with Conor Hayes and minor manager Jeffrey Lynskey (...)

Mayo’s Kevin Keane is red-carded by referee David Gough for striking Donegal’s Michael Murphy. The Central Hearings Committee has lifted the Mayo man’s subsequent suspension. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA disciplinary system has been left embarrassed by a series of reverses at this week’s meeting of the Central Hearings Committee, which resulted(...)

James O’Donoghue has been named in Kerry’s full forward line for the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice is in a position to roll out all of his big guns for Sunday’s All-Ireland football semi-final against Tyrone at Croke(...)