Christy Ring

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Mat Donovan leads his Knocknagow team in a game of hurling in the earliest surviving footage of hurling on film (Knocknagow, Film Company of Ireland, 1918)

The GAA moved from fearing to embracing television without thinking twice about it. The only note of contention is when that transformation occurred. (...)

All-Ireland poc fada champion Cillian Kelly, left, with his brother and 2019 Leinster champion Cathal Kelly and their parents Mary and Seamus Kiely at the launch of this year’s competition at Croke Park. Photograph. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Offaly hurling defender Cillian Kiely has called on officials to search for a non-native, “no bullshit” new manager to drag the county from the doldru(...)

There was an ugly element to last weekend’s proceedings at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Worrying terrace trend As thrilling as Tipperary’s hurling was, there was an ugly element to last weekend’s proceedings at Semple Stadium. And not wi(...)

Declan Browne, Tipperary captain before receiving cup after beating Wexford, in the Tommy Murphy Cup Final at Croke Park in 2005, Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The All-Ireland ‘B’ final of 1994 is probably such a persistent memory because of the sadly untimely death some years later of then Carlow manager Bob(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Pat Horgan: In the years since making his debut since 2008, he has been a constant leader in  in red for Cork through days good and bad. Photograph: Ryan  Byrene/Inpho

On Friday evening, the Glen Rovers club held a mass to celebrate the unquenchable light of Christy Ring’s hurling life. The Cloyne man died suddenly (...)

Limerick’s David Reidy: “I’m lucky to be part of a quality team and management.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A key man in Limerick’s promotional drive out of Division 1B, David Reidy has had to sit on his hands all summer – but was ready when his chance to sh(...)

Carlow’s Chris Nolan celebrates scoring a goal in the Joe McDonagh Cup final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For Carlow and Westmeath, Saturday night is their free hit. Even though there’s about as much chance of their All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals b(...)

Kildare, Donegal and Sligo were the big winners at Croke Park on Saturday afternoon, where the lower-tier hurling championship deciders took centre st(...)

In the past the FAI has tied its broadcast deals  for Irish international games to coverage of the domestic league. That’s just good business. You get to show the games that get the big audience, but you have to do us a favour too

A year-round organised calendar of fixtures might be beyond us in the GAA, but luckily when it comes to pub talk there is no off-season. And most of t(...)

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