Andy Smith

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Joe Canning: has graced the All-Ireland final on four occasions since Galway entered the Leinster championship, with the Tribesmen triumphant in 2017.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s only when you write this stuff down that you realise the words are laughing back at you. On April 20th 2008, Galway played out a riotous league (...)

Niall Donohue in action for Galway in 2013. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“One other person that I can’t let today pass without mentioning. He was soldiering with us for years. A good friend of mine, a first cousin of Conor (...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath celebrates scoring his  goal. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-19 Galway 2-18 Like some weird game of chicken, this high-wire All-Ireland hurling semi-final may have been all the more exhilarating for(...)

Players from both sides tussle during the game at Fenway Park. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The GPA don’t expect any disciplinary action to result from the row that livened up Sunday’s AIG Fenway Hurling Classic in Boston. However, they do s(...)

Anthony Cunningham: GAA sources in Galway now  say players never demanded his resignation when they met him. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Anthony Cunningham offered his resignation as Galway hurling manager when he was approached by a delegation of players prior to his reappointment, it(...)

Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham: had been appointed to the job for a fifth year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jarlath Cloonan has called for all parties in the Galway hurling dispute to take a close look at themselves and pull back from the impasse that has ar(...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion celebrates after the final whistle. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I remember Anthony Cunningham’s words to me on the Wednesday after the Leinster final. He was happy with that performance and was confident Galway wou(...)

Andy Smith: “We built a bit of momentum through the Leinster campaign and we just have to bring that confidence into the quarter-final now.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Every team has their own definition of success, and for some, that means hurling beyond the Galway Races. Because having attended more often than not (...)

Dublin’s Niall Corcoran believes atmosphere at Croke Park was a bit flat. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There were presumably no assurances of a little more proper championship hurling this time as part of the live television agreement, although both Dub(...)

TJ Reid is one of four Ballyhale Shamrocks players to return to the Kilkenny side for Sunday’s Division 1A releagtion play-off with Clare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny have wheeled out the big guns for Sunday’s Division One A relegation play-off against Clare. As expected manager Brian Cody has given instant(...)

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