Eamonn Kelly

16 results

Galway’s Daithí Burke loses his hurl as he battles for possession with Tipperary’s John McGrath in the league final in Limerick. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Nothing summed up the hurling league, which wrapped up on Sunday, quite as succinctly as the reaction of the two managers after a final that provided (...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly attempts a point against Waterford during last year’s NHL final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Last weekend, on cue the complaints started. Limerick manager John Kiely criticised the GAA for not making clear whether the format for next year’s hu(...)

Waterford’s Patrick Curran scores a goal in their victory over Kilkenny in the Allianz League Division 1A clash at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Hurling League Division One A Cork v Dublin, Páirc Uí Rinn, 7.0 (Live eir sport 1) – Dublin were unlucky to lose here in the cham(...)

Racing pigeons wait in their baskets. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

A leading pigeon fancier is facing expulsion from the sport after admitting cheating in one of its most prestigious races to win prizes worth £11,500 (...)

Offaly’s Colin Egan is shown a red card in the first half. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Offaly 2-19 Galway 2-9 In the end, the result was all too predictable but there was still plenty of talking points as Galway navigated safe passage t(...)

Offaly manager Michael Bond celebrates the 1998 All-Ireland hurling final victory over Kilkenny. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The dust had not even settled on Waterford and Clare’s pulsating Allianz Hurling League final in Thurles when another significant result came through (...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

John McGrath: has caught the eye in Tipperary’s attack during the league. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY Under-21 FC  Connacht semi-finals Sligo v Roscommon, Markievicz Park, 5.0 Roscommon’s rise to prominence continues at the grade wh(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry is brought out to centre back with Tomás Hamill getting a run at full back against Dublin at Thurles. Photograph: Alan Betson
Weekend GAA previews

SATURDAY (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), O’(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his changes in the panel and backroom personnel  has raised optimism in the county. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY McKenna Cup final Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 – Tyrone have been the driving force in this competition since it was resumed in(...)

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