Conor Hayes

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Galway’s Joe Canning in action during the Leinster Hurling Final against Wexford at Croke Park. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

What an irony for the Leinster hurling final to attract a record attendance to a match featuring the province’s most anomalous tenant. Needless to say(...)

The  Cork and Tipperary teams parade before the 2006 Munster final which attracted a crowd of 53,076 to Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Did Liam Griffin have a point when he remarked on RTÉ’s GAA podcast this week that the hurling proposals, which emerged by degrees over the past few d(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh tussles with Tipperary’s Séamus Kennedy during last year’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The proposals for an expanded hurling championship in 2018 had little choice but to concentrate on the provinces because of the small number of compet(...)

UCD’s Cian O’Callaghan  in action against Maynooth’s Niall Kenny. The Fitzgibbon Cup final  has been set for the same day as the All-Ireland club semi-final between Cuala and Slaughtneil.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Third-level colleges are an important part of the GAA but they’re not the most popular subjects for advocacy. In fact they can arouse resentment. When(...)

Dejected Galway players after their defeat to Kilkenny in the Leinster final at Croke Park on July 3rd. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

The Galway hurlers have come in for quite a bit of criticism again since the Leinster final. Much of the narrative about them over a long number of ye(...)

Damien Hayes and his team-mates celebrate with the trophy after Galway won the Leinster hurling championship in 2012. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There’s still no sign of an All-Ireland and last autumn’s turbulence – the messy coup against manager Anthony Cunningham – has left bruised sensibilit(...)

 RTÉ: in  proceedings against Advance Fund Management Ltd and BNY Mellon Trust Company Ltd, RTESA claims they  have wrongfully refused to redeem the investment in full as expeditiously as possible

The trustees of an RTÉ employees’ pension fund have sued in an effort to redeem some €19 million of an alleged outstanding investment in a property fu(...)

Cian Lynch: the senior star has proved an influential figure for Limerick’s U-21s on their march to provincial glory. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The debate about how best to cater for Galway’s underage requirements re-emerged in recent weeks with Conor Hayes and minor manager Jeffrey Lynskey (...)

Galway’s Iarla Tannian: “He was an All Star in 2012, unlucky not to make the shortlist for Hurler of the Year. The Sunday Game panel made him Man of the Match in the drawn All-Ireland final.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There exists, in the person of Iarla Tannian, all that is good and all that is maddening about Galway hurling. He is a giant of a man but also essenti(...)

Former Galway great Conor Hayes believes young players like Cathal Mannion (above) will have played six games minimum in this year’s championship, boosting their development. Photograph: James Crombie

Former Galway hurling manager and All-Ireland winning captain Conor Hayes says that the move of the county into the Leinster championship has been eve(...)

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