Members of the Oireachtas met with Sport Ireland and leading figures in the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) to try and determine the detailed facts surrounding the departure of Billy Walsh. Photograph: Inpho

As Billy Walsh was being officially unveiled as the new head of the US women’s boxing programme, on this side of the Atlantic the controversy over his(...)

Cian O’Neill has been appointed as the new Kildare football manager, while Joe Quaid will take charge of the county’s hurlers. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So Cian O’Neill’s transfer to his native county is complete, presenting Kildare with a new football manager, and leaving Kerry without a coach and se(...)

Liam Griffin guided Wexford to an All-Ireland hurling title in 1996. “We had to think about this game in every aspect of it because we weren’t arrogant enough to think that we were so good that we could win otherwise”

Liam Griffin guided Wexford to an All-Ireland hurling title in 1996. It didn’t happen by chance. The devil is in the detail. After defeating Galway(...)

Derek McGrath: The current Waterford boss was a vital cog in the machine that  delivered unprecedented underage success in the past 10 years. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There are in contemporary hurling two types of league finals: ones with Kilkenny in them and ones without. The former are gloriously uncomplicated bec(...)

GAA director general Paraic Duffy, outgoing president Liam O’Neill and new president Aogán Ó Fearghail. Photo: Inpho/Andrew Paton

GAA officials expressed themselves happy with the weekend’s annual congress, held in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. The most sig(...)

The GAA Annual Congress at the  Slieve Russell Hotel in Co Cavan saw 67 motions on the agenda.  Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

On a busy day with an agenda of 67 motions, GAA Congress approved the one-on-one penalty and also an advantage rule in hurling, both proposals of Liam(...)

Ireland Head coach Joe Schmidt has been talking about concussion. Photograph:Billy Stickland/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Rugby
  • February 10, 2015, 09:00

Rugby: Concussion debateWith George North, or more particularly Wales, in the dock over concussion; Irish head coach Joe Schmidt says the earliest hoo(...)

Cork goalkeeper and captain Anthony Nash and Brendan Maher, the Tipperary captain, pose with the Allianz Hurling League trophy at St Anne’s Park, Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Cork captain Anthony Nash has expressed disappointment that the recent penalty trial in hurling won’t extend into the league. The twice decorated All (...)

Eamon O’Shea acquired the reputation of being an innovative  hurling coach and when Liam Sheedy invited him in to join the Tipperary set up, the players instantly responded to  his training methods. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I never retired! I didn’t retire. Babs didn’t pick me,” Eamon O’Shea clarifies with a laugh, lightly poking fun at his last days as the skilful, u(...)

Wexford referee James Owens sends off Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer for a second yellow card during the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final against Cork at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A hurling review committee headed by former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy has made 15 proposals to help improve the game, including the introduction (...)