Roscommon footballer Cathal Cregg  is strength and conditioning officer with Connacht GAA. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The call by Roscommon footballer and Connacht GAA strength and conditioning officer Cathal Cregg for intercounty players to be deemed ineligible for(...)

In the Munster Hurling Final of June 2004 Waterford’s John Mullane is restrained by Cork’s Seán Óg Ó’hAilpín after striking Brian Murphy. Photograph:Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On Sunday Cork and Waterford renew a rivalry that has provided some fantastic games since the beginning of this century.I was involved in some of thos(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea: Empowering players to trust their own judgement can be a problem if decision-making is flawed.  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The abdication of Juan Carlos in Spain is another indicator – should Eamon O’Shea need any more – that you’re only as good as your last game and that (...)

Cork’s Conor O’Sullivan and Conor McGrath of Clare clash in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Play-Off last April.  ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

They’re here because they’re here. The unfolding of the All-Ireland hurling championship has brought us to a final between Cork and Clare that was ent(...)

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash at Páirc Uí Rinn.  “It’s a great honour to play for Cork.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last thing any player will admit before an All-Ireland final is a preference for the opposition. It’s just not part of the deal. And yet, when pre(...)