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Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is concerned rule changes will diminish hurling’s ‘physicality’. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

With the growing likelihood that the GAA will introduce or at least propose some deterrent for cynical or calculated fouls in hurling, the small ball (...)

Mattie Kenny:  “There’s no point getting concerned or upset about it, that’s the way it is and these are pre-season games and you’ve just got to take them for that.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A fortnight out from a trip to Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League, you’d imagine Dublin manager Mattie Kenny would view a Walsh Cup semi-final aga(...)

Robert Finnerty: “I’ve enough of the bench now, I’ve spent enough time there so hopefully now I can get into the team.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Perhaps it’s just as well the Sigerson Cup begins on the same day that Pádraic Joyce takes his first steps as Galway manager, against Mayo. Sunday’(...)

John McGrath: “Wexford are flying it. They have started off very well so we are going to have to be on our game at the weekend to try and match them.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary’s John McGrath says there is no bad blood between the Premier County and Wexford ahead of Saturday’s Allianz League clash at Semple Stadium(...)

Séamus Hickey (centre) with new Gaelic Players Association chief executive Dermot Earley (right) at a press conference yesterday. Hickey is the new chairman while  Seán Murphy is a member of the selection committee. Photograph: Sportsfile

Séamus Hickey expects Limerick to shake off last Sunday’s hammering at the hands of Cork when they take on Clare in Sixmilebridge on Wednesday night. (...)

The mark will be introduced to gaelic football next January. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA have announced that the introduction of the mark to Gaelic football will take place in the new year. At a meeting of Ard Chomhairle on Satur(...)

Clare footballers may now avail of  Davy O’Halloran after he was dropped by the hurlers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Clare footballers may yet avail of a fourth All-Ireland winning hurler this year following Davy O’Halloran’s exit from the county’s hurling squad.(...)

Meath’s Conor Gillespie is set to be involved this weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Nine months after his 2014 season was ended by a fiendish cruciate ligament injury Meath midfielder Conor Gillespie is set to make his Meath return th(...)

Westmeath manager Tom Cribbin: “The lads have massive respect for him [Gerry Duffy].” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Running 32 marathons in 32 consecutive days, or completing 10 ironman triathlons in 10 consecutive days, would almost certainly contribute to some pl(...)

Liam Rushe is back playing in the full-forward position for the Dublin hurlers. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Liam Rushe thought that after six years his days of positional experimentation were over, having played everywhere from corner-forward back to midfiel(...)

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