Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrrell and Andrew Smith of Galway square up last week at O’Connor Park. Smith and Iarla Tannian will have to ensure they focus primarily on their hurling in the replay if Galway are to prosper. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It became a cliché going into last week’s match that Galway are unpredictable but even so what happened still managed to surprise. As I said immediate(...)

Conor Lehane clears Clare’s John Conlon out of the picture as Anthony Nash  makes his way up the field to take a penalty during last year’s drawn All-Ireland final.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paul Flynn, the former Waterford All Star and during his career one of the deadliest free takers in hurling, summed up the drama of an Anthony Nash pe(...)

Portumna’s Joe Canning is deadly from placed ball. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Over 20 years ago the club football championship was enlivened by the presence of Carlow champions Éire Óg at the(...)

Much of the success rate was attributable to  house-keeping motions, needed to update the Official Guide. Photograph: Inpho

In recent years the GAA’s annual congress has changed to the extent that motions on the clár now have high success rates. On Saturday it came i(...)

Henry Shefflin in action against Clare’s   Brendan Bugler at Ennis last weekend. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
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TODAY Allianz Hurling League Division One B Laois v Cork, O’Moore Park, 7.0 [Live, Setanta Ireland] - Cork are about as regre(...)

Paul Galvin: an embodiment of Kerry football. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The retirement of Paul Galvin wasn’t so much a shock as a surprise. Years of playing a physical game and never being shy of attrition had taken the(...)

Derry All-Ireland winner and television pundit Joe Brolly gave his insight to the GAA’s annual Games Development Confrence at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

At Croke Park on Saturday Joe Brolly brought the house down. Delivering the final keynote address of the GAA’s annual Games Development Conference, th(...)

Tim Healy, author of a book on team sports and specifically GAA management, Can You Manage? sees Dublin’s appointment of Jim Gavin as football team manager as evidence of the astute managerial structures in place in Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA’s regulations requiring inter-county management teams to have minimal coaching qualifications from 2016 don’t go far enough, according to a me(...)

A scuffle breaks out between Dublin and DCU players during Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup match. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Leinster Council is to investigate allegations that a Dublin player bit an opponent in Sunday’s Bórd na Móna O’Byrne Cup match in Parnell Park. Th(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill has strongly endorsed the black card sanction, which comes into effect in football next month, as equally applicable to hurling

GAA president Liam O’Neill has strongly endorsed the black card sanction, which comes into effect in football next month, as equally applicable to hur(...)