Waterford manager Liam Cahill with Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy after their teams’ All-Ireland quarter-final clash. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Liam Cahill has done extraordinarily well to revive Waterford in the past two seasons

Pat Ryan’s Cork Under-20 hurling team beat Limerick 1-26 to 1-24 to win the Munster title last week. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

All members of Cork playing panel and management team deemed close contacts

 Pat Ryan’s Cork Under-20 hurling team beat Limerick 1-26 to 1-24 to win the Munster title last week. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Cork say they may be unable to fulfill Saturday’s All Ireland Under-20 final

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper lifts the Delaney Cup after Sunday’s Leinster final win against Kildare. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There’ll have to be a paradigm shift before the champions take on Mayo in two weeks

 Liam Cahill’s Waterford team are out for a third successive week. File photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Seán Moran looks ahead to hurling quarter-finals and provincial football deciders

Davy Fitzgerald has stepped down as Wexford manager. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Former Clare goalkeeper spent five years in charge and won a Leinster title in 2019

Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea at tech repair group Pair Mobile, which is celebrating its 10th birthday. As well as smart phones, they also do repairs on laptops and tablets. They are an Irish, family run business with walk-in stores in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. They also take posted devices from anywhere in the country. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall

He’s come back from injury to lift the Nestor Cup and play in the All-Ireland semi-finals

Supporters watching the Dublin-Meath football championship semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Hopes of 40,000 All-Ireland final crowd in doubt due to poor compliance at Croke Park

Joe Canning: announced his retirement from the intercounty game days after Galway’s defeat to Waterford in the All-Ireland qualifier at  Semple Stadium. It was his 14th season with the county’s seniors. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway’s supremely gifted talisman calls a halt to his intercounty career at the age of 32

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson is congratulated by Liam Cahill after their All-Ireland SHC qualifier win over Galway. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Draw was made on Monday with GAA hoping for more than 18,000 at semi-finals and final

Mayo’s Lee Keegan celebrates with his daughter Lile in the JJ Nestor Cup after the win over Galway in the Connacht SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Horan’s side claim 48th JJ Nestor Cup after turning things around against Galway

David Clifford’s goalscoring threat gives Kerry an edge over Cork in Sunday’s Munster football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran looks at Saturday’s hurling qualifiers and Sunday’s football deciders

A Kilkenny fan celebrates a score  during the Leinster SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Administrators admit system is far from perfect as they look to get as many as possible into games

 Monaghan players stand for a moment’s applause in memory of  Under-20s captain Brendán Óg Duffy. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh will be remembered as one of county’s most outstanding players

Dublin hurling manager Mattie Kenny saw his side lose to Kilkenny with a number of players absent. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin hurling manager Mattie Kenny says virus is a bigger threat to teams than before

Croke Park will host the Ulster SFC final on July 31st. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Tyrone are set to meet Monaghan at HQ on Saturday July 31st at 4pm

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell: “we set a standard for ourselves. and that second-half performance fell short of that.” Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Meath manager praises team’s ‘fantastic’ second half after trailing by 11 points

Dublin’s Cian Boland and Michael Carey of Kilkenny. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It might have been closer had Dublin not lost four players to Covid protocols

Dublin and Meath players get involved in an altercation during Sunday’s Leinster semi-final. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

The champions blow 11-point lead in a listless and at times directionless second half

Kilkenny’s Adrian Mullen lifts the Bob O’Keeffe Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Covid issues and injuries leave Dubs under-strength and ultimately over-powered

Dublin and Meath renew acquaintances in Sunday’s Leinster SFC semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Seán Moran looks ahead to a weekend which includes Ulster and Leinster semi-finals

Noel McGrath will need to have a big game for Tipperary in the Munster SHC  final against Limerick. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Séan Moran looks ahead to a weekend that features the Leinster and Munster finals

Ronan McNamee will be available for Tyrone’s Ulster SFC semi-final against Donegal on Sunday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Full back’s red card downgraded to a yellow by Central Hearings Committee

Lee Chin gets above Wexford team-mate  Ciarán Kenny  and Clare’s  Peter Duggan to claim possession during the  All-Ireland qualifier replay at Wexford Park in July 2014. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Wexford manager Liam Dunne on how his young side dethroned the All-Ireland champions

Tom Parsons: “The Gaelic family is talking a lot about the need to restructure our games and that in every other code there’s a tiered system. . . That’s one thing and the GPA has certainly fed into the task force and collaborated with the GAA on.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

New CEO says association favours a tiered system and has made its submission to GAA’s strategic review process

Leitrim have suffered heavy defeats in the Connacht championship on  a regular basis for a number of years. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Autumn’s GAA Special Congress could force delegates back to the drawing board

Croke Park will host the Connacht SFC Final between Galway and Mayo on Sunday, July 25th. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Crowd of 18,000 or possibly more will be allowed attend game on Sunday week

David Clifford scores Kerry’s goal in their win over Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Peter Keane’s side march into Munster SFC final after a satisfying afternoon’s work

Tipperary’s Kevin Fahey challenges  Tommy Walsh of Kerry during the Munster SFC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Peter Keane’s side enjoy double-scores victory to set up Munster final with Cork

Kerry will meet Tipperary in the Munster SFC semi-finals. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Seán Moran looks ahead to a weekend which includes Munster and Connacht semi-finals

Aidan O’Shea, seen here scoring Mayo’s opening goal against Sligo at Markievicz Park, will make his 150th appearance in league and championship against    Leitrim on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Four changes announced in the team to face Leitrim in Connacht semi-final on Sunday

Mayo GAA say they are ‘working with the HSE’ after a number of players tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A number of players tested positive and HSE must now determine who is a close contact

Down manager Paddy Tally has stepped aside. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

News was confirmed on Thursday after county exited championship two weeks ago

Fans attend the Munster hurling semi-final between Limerick and Cork. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Confirmation of increase in attendance came from Government on Thursday night

Feargal Logan: “There’s an expectation around Tyrone now. And it took a long passage of years to bring Tyrone to the top. So listen, it’s something we’ve just got to live with.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Heavy defeat to Kerry was chastening but opponents Cavan relegated to Division Four

Referee James Owens prepares to show Clare’s Aidan McCarthy a yellow card during the Munster semi-final in  Limerick. Owens will tell the meeting of his colleagues what he saw at the time and what guided his action. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Referees effectively learning on the job in high-profile games due to condensed season

Noelle Healy pictured at home with some stand-out medals and awards from her career. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Job as a doctor offers its own challenges on top of intercounty career

Limerick v Cork in the Munster SFC semi-final will have a crowd of 3,500 fans. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Matches have been chosen as part of the Government’s pilot sporting events

Barry Kelly says that James Owens and other referees haven’t had anything like the usual number of matches to acclimatise to the new hurling rules for championship. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

‘It’s nonsensical . . . We don’t do black cards in hurling - except we do but it’s called yellow’

Dublin keeper Stephen Cluxton. “The situation is very simple, Stephen isn’t with us at the moment”

Farrell’s first task in the post-match media conference was to handle questions about absent keeper Cluxton

Tipperary’s Willie Connors celebrates a goal scored by Séamus Callanan during their Munster SHC semi-final win over Clare. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Hurling qualifiers looking like a minefield with first round due to be played July 17th

Tipperary progress to the Munster final after beating Clare at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

With a man less Clare were outscored by their opponents 2-4 to 0-2

Waterford’s Dessie Hutchinson and Patrick Curran   after last weekend’s defeat to Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Modern game leaves McGrath cold but he remains hopeful for the future

TJ Reid was lucrative for Kilkenny in the league and they will need him to be again. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Seán Moran looks ahead as the provincial championships are whittled down

Fans will be back in the stands at the  Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

3,000 fans will be allowed through the turnstiles in Limerick

The GAA is hopeful 40,000 could attend this year’s All-Ireland finals. Photograph: Inpho

Weekend’s pilot events include Roscommon against Galway and Munster hurling semi

In venues with a capacity of 5,000 or more, 500 spectators will be allowed to attend GAA matches this weekend. File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gradual increase a boost for GAA fans as thousands watch Euro 2020 across Europe

Jarlath Burns: former Armagh captain and GAA  presidential candidate said the motivation of smaller clubs like his own club Silverbridge  is to do something notable, be it simply beat a better fancied team, win a first round or whatever.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Choice will essentially be – rejig the provinces or bring the league into the summer

 Liam Sheedy celebrates Tipperary’s 2019 All-Ireland win  with his wife Margaret and daughters Gemma and Aislinn. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

‘Where else would you want to be?’ asks the Tipperary manager

Tony Kelly: inspirational star played a key role for Clare in the victory over Waterford  in the Munster hurling championship quarter-final at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

‘Too many lads failed’ says Waterford boss as he prepares to ring changes in qualifiers

Clare’s Ryan Taylor in action against Shane Fives of Waterford during the Munster SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A total of 22 wides allowed Waterford to remain in the game until the end

Down fans on Hill 16 during the 1991 All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

The start of the Ulster football revival had an inauspicious start on a brute of a day in Newry

Tony Kelly has been in stunning form for Clare ahead of Sunday’s Munster quarter-final against Waterford. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Munster meeting of Clare and last year’s beaten finalists Waterford tops the bill

 Liam Sheedy’s Tipperary team play their championship opener in 11 days against the winners of Clare and Waterford in the Munster semi-final. File photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

‘We’ve a few niggles, the most serious Niall O’Meara who got his appendix out’

Socially distanced fans take their seats at a sunny Croke Park for the Allianz League Division Three final between Offaly and Derry. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The association has had to be flexible and innovative to keep the show on the road

Tyrone’s Darragh Canavan leaves the field injured during the recent league match against Kerry. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Feargal Logan hopeful about fitness of Cathal McShane

There is enough going on in the hurling counties as we embark on the championship for hopes of a bright future to be realistic. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gradual return of fans will hopefully add to traditional allure of championship

Derry’s Conor Glass in action against Cavan in the Allianz Football League Division 3 North game at  Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

Offaly’s decision to play Division 3 decider a week out from championship well received

Kerry manager Peter Keane with  Paudie Clifford as he is replaced in the Allianz Football League Division 1 semi-final against Tyrone at  Fitzgerald Stadium in  Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Keane believes the move is needed from a player welfare point of view

Tempers flare between the Meath and Kildare teams near the end of the game. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kildare and Mayo join top flight as teams feel the heat in promotion and relegation battles

Waterford’s Darragh Lyons and Seamus Kennedy of Tipperary during their Allianz League encounter. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Déise have cause for concern as Gleeson, Fives and Prunty all go off injured

Neil McGee could return for Donegal for Saturday evening’s Allianz Football League semi-final against Dublin at Breffni Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A busy weekend of semi-finals and playoffs for both promotion and relegation

Walter Walsh is set to return for Kilkenny in the game against Clare at Cusack Park on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Seán Moran looks at the final round of league fixtures in the Allianz League

The final scoreboard tells the story of a high-scoring Division 1 Group A clash  at Salthill. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Defences at breaking point as Galway and Waterford notch up a combined 7-39 from play

Joe Canning scores Galway’s second goal against Waterford during the high-scoring league clash at at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Concannon and Canning to the fore as Tribesmen turn on the style in Salthill scorefest

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes and Christopher Joyce of Cork in action during the 2018 All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland and league champions Limerick looking for first win against great rivals Cork

Limerick’s Cian Lynch shoots under pressure from Cork’s Robert Downey during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at  Páirc Uí Chaoimh in February 2020. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Limerick experiment as they look to end poor league campaign on a high against Cork

Jim McGuinness has been involved with the Derry City Under-19s in recent months. File photograph: Getty Images

Club’s sporting director says Donegal All-Ireland winner ‘could be in the running’

Kerry’s David Clifford celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game against Roscommon at  Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

From their inception in 1925 they have regularly moved around the calendar

Mayo’s Matthew Ruane in action against Cathal Hickey of Meath during the Allianz Football League Division 2 North game  at Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

‘I don’t think there’s any kind of perfect formula given the way things are,’ says Mayo star

Dublin and Donegal will play their Division One semi-final at  Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

GAA announce fixtures and times for football league playoffs

File photo of Clare GAA fans. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Michael Gallagher said that €4,000 raised for underage meals was to ‘embarrass’ board

Kilkenny’s Billy Ryan, who scored 1-4, gets away from Wexford’s Jack O’Connor during the league clash at UMPC Nowlan Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Cody’s men never troubled in a one-sided affair having led by 14 points at the interval

File photo of Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Seven bank statements were uncovered by the audit and risk committee

Kerry’s David Clifford scores a penalty to end the game in a draw in the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game  between Dublin and Kerry in Semple Stadium on Sunday May 23rd. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Kerry line out against Roscommon fresh from their gripping draw with Dublin

GAA games in the pilot project for the return of some fans include the Connacht football semi-final between Roscommon and Galway in Hyde Park on Sunday July 4th. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Association to write to all clubs about implications of Government announcement

Sunday’s hurling  league clash between Kilkenny and Wexford will go ahead at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kilkenny report no positive coronavirus cases after testing panel

Longford GAA led the tributes to Vincent Daly. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Granard man captained the county to their only Leinster senior title in 1968

Wexford’s league fixture with Kilkenny can go ahead this Sunday in Nowlan Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Two Clare players were deemed close contacts after their league meeting in Ennis

Clare manager Brian Lohan at the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Group B match between Clare and Wexford at  Cusack Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

War of words between counties a reminder Covid restrictions are not like sports rules

Clare GAA are standing over comments by hurling  manager Brian Lohan in relation to two players being deemed close contacts after the game against Wexford. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Clare say HSE confirmed to them one player was identified by the colour of his helmet

David Clifford carries during Kerry’s Allianz League draw with Dublin. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Dubs show some signs of tactical innovation as Wexford against Kilkenny is postponed

Kerry’s David Clifford scores a late penalty in their Allianz Football League draw with Dublin. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Unusual setting of Thurles on a cold May afternoon was the stage for the old rivals

All full-time GAA employees have been offered voluntary redundancy. Photo: Inpho

Past year has been ‘very damaging’ to the association financially says Tom Ryan

Dublin take on Kerry in Thurles on Sunday. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin meet Kerry on Sunday while Donegal can get the better of Monaghan

Tom Parsons has been named the new chief executive of the GPA. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Former Mayo midfielder takes up the role after his intercounty retirement in January

Thirty years ago, the GAA’s media rights involved just one partner, RTÉ, which also held overseas rights. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Market for media rights for GAA football and hurling is worth more than €15m a year

Limerick’s Diarmuid Byrnes will miss the game against Waterford through suspension. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Incident involving Galway’s Jason Flynn was captured on TV cameras

Dara O’Se of Kerry and Ciaran Whelan of Dublin battle for the ball  in the 2001 All-Ireland quarter-final replay in Semple Stadium, Thurles on August 11th, 2001. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

As the Celtic Tiger roared, Dublin and Kerry met in the All-Ireland quarter-finals

Evan Niland prepares to take a free for Galway in the win over Limerick at Pearse Stadium Salthill. “Three weeks in a row is tough going but we will take confidence from this game and look forward to next week.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Young marksman one of a number of free-takers posting big tallies in the early league rounds

 Roscommon’s Brian Stack tackles Paddy Small of Dublin in an incident that resulted in a black card. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘Any time a new rule is announced in hurling or football there’s a furore for a while at the start’ says ex-chair of referees’ bod(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning and Gearoid Hegarty of Limerick in action during Sunday’s league encounter. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

John Kiely furious with referee: ‘people were saved €20 because that wasn’t a spectacle’

Michael Darragh MacAuley on his debut   at centre forward for Dublin in their   1-12 to 1-10 victory against Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney; February 7th, 2010. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

League exploits show how a team has achieved its success

This weekend’s action gets underway at MacHale Park, Castlebar,  as Mayo host Down at 2pm. File photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Seán Moran looks ahead to a busy first weekend as football action returns

Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty has been named GWA Hurling Personality of the Year. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary manager David Power took the award in the football category

Amy O’Connor of Cork: ‘We made our position very clear on the whole thing throughout the media the last couple of days and week.’ Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Amy O’Connor pleased by news of increased grants allocation for camogie

Paul Murphy:  “Certainly, there is something to prove. There is savage hunger among the group. We’re raring to go, raring to get stuck in . . . We want to start well and see where we go from there.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

New captain looking forward to leading the Kingdom back into the limelight

 Tipperary’s Jason Forde tries to shake off the challenge of Limerick’s Aaron Costello during last weekend’s league clash at the  LIT Gaelic Grounds. As things stand a goalscoring opportunity can still be ‘advantaged’ and the impact of the new rule is more likely to be felt farther out the pitch. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Let’s see how the latest iteration works out before rushing to judgement

Kerry manager Peter Keane dismisses the view that the team were overly defensive against Cork in last year’s Munster SFC semi-final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

‘We have to be conscious of all of these people that we were minding, vulnerable people’

Antrim’s Ciarán Clarke celebrates scoring a goal during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1, Group B win against Clare at  Corrigan Park in Belfast. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Sunday’s win against Clare was their first over an established hurling county since 2012

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