Pat Davin – a renowned athlete from Carrick-on-Suir and brother of Maurice Davin (co-founder and first president of the GAA) – kept a diary during the 1888 month-long hurling tour of US cities. The diary goes under hammer on April 23rd

More than half the hurlers and athletes who participated in the GAA’s first “junket” to America absconded in New York and failed to return to Ireland.(...)

Jim Gavin: “When I’m asked by other counties I encourage them to get on to Croke Park: make their business case for funding for people.”  Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin has offered a spirited defence of heavy financial investment by the GAA in the development of Gaelic games in(...)

Ireland is to attempt to get an ancient practice included on the Unesco list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage – the game of hurling. Unesc(...)

Speaking at a visit to Microsoft, in Redmond, Seattle, President Michael D Higgins emphasised the importance of the company to contemporary Ireland. Photograph: PA

In a high school more than 7,000km from Ireland, students with and without Irish connections are learning to play GAA games, President Michael D Higgi(...)

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(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan in action against Waterford in the recent All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Hogan has been fortright in his views on the current format of the league structure. Photograph: Inpho.

This is a drum I’ve beaten before but it needs to be beaten again. Why? Well a wide-reaching decision with fairly serious consequences for many hurlin(...)

Younger age groups are gulping down their protein shakes – even though sporting governing bodies, such as the GAA and the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), do not recommend them for players under 18 years of age.  Photograph: Thinkstock

I used to see these oversized, slightly sinister-looking plastic tubs with mysterious labels piled high in shops that I passed by but never went in(...)

Oisín McGrath’s father Nigel (front right) carries his son’s coffin during the funeral at St Patrick’s Church in Holywell, Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A schoolboy who died following a playground incident had a bright future, a priest told mourners at his funeral.Oisín McGrath (13) was a pupil at St M(...)

Andy Kettle: turned up at games wearing the team tracksuit as he didn’t want to be seen as a ‘suit’ in the stands. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Andy Kettle was hard to miss, His shock of black hair may have turned white, but his voice remained undimmed. On the touchline at a weekend hurling or(...)

Lovely hurling
  • Hurling
  • September 13, 2014, 01:01

There was a touch of serendipity for the Gaelic Athletic Association in last week’s magnificent All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tippera(...)