Joe Canning

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Meath’s Padraic Harnan and Michael Murphy of Donegal in action. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A welcome return 2019 will henceforth be known as the summer of resurrection, the restoration of a dying breed, the return of one of the greatest sig(...)

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open host Paul McGinley pictured beside the  The Rampant Goat bronze at Lahinch Golf Club, host of next week’s event. Photograph:   Brian Arthur

The symbol most associated with Lahinch Golf Club is that of the “Rampant Goat.” It is on the club crest, and a wonderfully crafted statue of the anim(...)

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer in action against Clare during the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are a couple of points worth making about this weekend before looking at the matches. Huge crowds are expected in both Croke Park and Limerick b(...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummy celebrates after the Leinster SHC round-robin game against Galway  at Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24 At the end, the Galway crowd turned around the press box and asked and asked. How? What? Why? It took minutes/centuries for t(...)

TJ Reid: has been in superb form and will pose Wexford major problems in the crunch encounter at Wexford Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Even if the quality of hurling hasn’t been as impressive in the second year of the experimental championship, it’s hard to argue with a last weekend t(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid and Galway’s Johnny Coen in action during last week’s Leinster championship clash at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster SHC round five Wexford v Kilkenny, Innovate Wexford Park, 7.0 One difference between great teams and good teams is that the former seem capa(...)

Wexford versus  Kilkenny in 2017  – Wexford Park is without doubt the most hostile environment I have ever played in. The Wexford fans have the ability to create a real noise level, an eerie vibe to the place. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a bit of a World War II feel about the hurling championship, with battle being waged on two fronts – Eastern (Leinster) and Southern (Munster)(...)

GAA pundits nead so satisfy the desire for knowledge of modern GAA fans. Photograph: Inpho

Midweek games? Another weekend, another plethora of games – more criticism over coverage. It’s the unsolvable GAA equation. There were 16 games acros(...)

Kilkenny’s Huw Lawlor tries to block Conor Whelan of Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Galway 3-20 Kilkenny 2-22 An old story that never wearies in the telling out West: Galway led this for the entire second half, plundering a timely co(...)

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 (...)

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