Christy Ring

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If Michael Fennelly is to bring Offaly back into contention as a senior hurling county, it will be by emphasising core traits of togetherness. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Michael Fennelly once said that one of the hardest championship hours he ever spent was against Offaly. It was in 2008 and it left its mark on him. Ki(...)

Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Offaly hurlers have been forced to withdraw from the Christy Ring Cup match with Kildare this weekend. The decision was announced by the county on Thu(...)

Stone cutter Gerald McCarthy making flood preparations in his shop in  Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The difference between success and failure on the pitch can often come down to fine margins as five-time All-Ireland winning Cork hurler Gerald McCart(...)

Running the football and hurling championships this year would at least offer an escape, a distraction, the illusion of normality in a dark time. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Into the strangest and coldest GAA season ever – if it happens. Into the year of the silent championship – if it goes ahead. On the eve of the resum(...)

GAA president John Horan’s insistence that this year’s tightly packed championship schedules would have no tolerance for any counties being temporaril(...)

Studio spaces will have to be changed and in a much bigger space. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Three weeks from now, it will be up and running. A championship delayed will not, after all, be a championship denied. Laois will play Dublin in Leins(...)

All three All-Ireland finals in 1956 were delayed due to a polio outbreak in Cork.

This month 70 years ago, the world of Gaelic games was shocked to learn that PJ Duke had died at the age of 25. An established member of the Cavan foo(...)

George Best celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal during the 1968 European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley. Photograph:   Popperfoto/Getty Images

Maybe the price sports writing pays for daily beat writers whose job is volume and speed as much as reflection is that points of difference between va(...)

Laois’s John Lennon and Paddy Purcell celebrate victory over Westmeath in last year’s  Joe McDonagh Cup final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The motion on this weekend’s Congress clár that has the greatest potential for long-term impact is number 59 from the Leinster Council, looking to exp(...)

 Ballyhale manager Henry Shefflin during the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship final against James Stephens.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The falling of the year naturally gives itself to elegy and if the Irish reputation is for dealing well with death, the GAA epitomises it. All around (...)

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