Galway and Kilkenny players battle for possession during the Allianz Division 1A Hurling League match  at Pearse Stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 0-20 Kilkenny 0-18The prodigal from Portumna returned to settle nerves and a league win for Galway against the All-Ireland champions on a turbu(...)

Mark Shutte strikes to scores a point for Dublin despite the best efforts of Kilkenny’s Tomas Keogh, Lester Ryan and Cillian Buckley during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan.

By the end of a haywire afternoon in Kilkenny, Dublin hurlers were in the happy position of topping the Allianz Hurling League, as the only county wi(...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy said that there was widespread support for the Central Council decision to apply sideline bans to team officials (...)

Tipperary wing back Kieran Bergin in action during the drawn All-Ireland hurling final against Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s Kieran Bergin is of the view the free awarded at the end of last month’s drawn All-Ireland final wasn’t a foul. The controversial decisio(...)

Referee Barry Kelly and Kilkenny manager Brian Cody after the drawn All-Ireland hurling final against Tipperary. Cody was cleared of a misconduct charge in respect of remarks about Kelly. Photograph: Inpho

GAA president Liam O’Neill has expressed regret about the controversy caused by Kilkenny manager Brian Cody’s remarks about All-Ireland referee Barry(...)

 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody escaped sanction from the GAA. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody has been cleared of any formal misconduct following his criticism of Westmeath referee Barry Kelly, who took char(...)

Cork refereee John Sexton: “Barry is one of the best referees in the last decade and will take it on the chin.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork referee John Sexton has called on GAA chiefs to take action against Kilkenny senior hurling manager Brian Cody for his criticism of Westmeath wh(...)

Ideally Brian Cody would simply apologise to Barry Kelly, let the matter go and spend the winter enjoying his unique achievement but what are the chances of that? Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s now well over four years since former GAA president Christy Cooney, in what he described as “the most important launch” of his term of office, un(...)

Wexford’s Brian White was the first referee to benefit from the new dispensation when he was appointed to take charge of the Kerry-Galway All-Ireland football final replay in 2000. Photograph: Inpho

The caricature is that the GAA love replays and that referees are well-regarded if they can ensure a big championship match is level after 70 minutes.(...)

Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrell and Tipp’s Patrick Maher struggle for possession with Paul Murphy in close attendance. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport is a soft touch for mythologising, Gaelic games among the softest and within GAA hurling to a greater degree than football. It’s a frequently he(...)