Joe Mcdonagh

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Offaly line up for the Allianz  League clash against Laois in O’Moore Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Should it have come to this? The All-Ireland hurling championship has rarely been more open or egalitarian so there is a bitter irony that Offaly, th(...)

Mayo senior football manager James Horan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Horan and Terry Hyland will return to the sideline and to familiar game day routines when they convene in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday for a low(...)

Jim Bolger: “We would be mindful of counties who have legacy issues with the All-Ireland B and the Tommy Murphy.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster chair Jim Bolger, an ex officio member of the GAA’s Management Committee, says that there isn’t a consensus at present on the subject of a ti(...)

Galway goalkeeper Michael Connelly blocks the ball to keep the Limerick attack at bay during the 1980 All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

September 7th, 1980. Galway versus Limerick. 2-15 to 3-9. It will always be the GAA’s day of magic-realism. Even if you have no interest in hurling, y(...)

 Limerick’s Tom Morrissey shoots under pressure from Carlow’s Ross Smithers. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Limerick 5-22 Carlow 0-13 First-half goals from Kyle Hayes, Graeme Mulcahy and Aaron Gillane set Limerick on their way to victory and into the All-Ir(...)

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(...)

Carlow celebrate their Joe McDonagh Cup Final victory over Westmeath at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Carlow 2-26 Westmeath 1-24 Carlow sealed promotion to next season’s Leinster SHC with a five-point McDonagh Cup final victory over Westmeath at Crok(...)

Galway’s Johnny Coen with Lee Chin of Wexford during Round 4 of the Leinster championship at Wexford Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

After the Wexford versus Galway game on Saturday evening I found it interesting that Davy Fitzgerald’s take was “this will stand to us when we meet th(...)

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(...)

Players pile up in the Dublin goal during the Leinster SHC clash with Offaly. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 2-24 Offaly 0-13 Dublin duly administered the last rites to Offaly at Parnell Park on Sunday to consign the Midlanders to next year’s Joe McDo(...)

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