Paudie O Neill

10 results

There have been sufficient signs of life in both Leinster, unusually, and Munster to convince the framers of the Central Council motion that the structure can work. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA special congress in Croke Park this Saturday will be a multilayered event. Ostensibly convened to consider ways of improving the hurling cham(...)

 Paudie O’Neill: “Change doesn’t come easily but I think it will come.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Some of the debate on the proposed changes to the intercounty hurling championship has been ‘very reactive,’ according to Paudie O’Neill, chair of Cro(...)

Hurling Development Committee chairman Paudie O’Neill. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Hurling Development Committee chairman Paudie O’Neill has confirmed that talks are underway to address the imbalance that will exist between hurling a(...)

Tipperary’s Cian Darcy with Brian Nash and Ciaran O’Connor of Limerick during last year’s All-Ireland minor hurling final at Croke Park: Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Paudie O’Neill had been expecting the call. As chair of the GAA’s Hurling Development Committee he knew that as soon as the football championship had (...)

James Barry in action in the  Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship quarter-final against Cork in  Semple Stadium in May. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

In the spring of 2014, Tipperary had a frog in their throat. They were conceding goals, too many of them – and far too many in the same way. In the b(...)

GAA director of games research and development Pat Daly. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

The GAA needs to develop the ethical basis of its coaching philosophy if it is to tackle the significant problem of players dropping out before adult(...)

 Antrim’s  Neal McAuley and Clare’s David McInerney at the launch of the  Hurling Development Committee action plan in Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile.

A new midweek under-17 competition is the centrepiece of a plan launched by the Hurling Development Committee at Croke Park yesterday. The competitio(...)

Former manager Anthony Daly gave ‘six epic seasons’ to Dublin, said John Costello. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin chief executive John Costello has conceded the county’s senior hurlers lack the depth at the moment to mount a consistent challenge in champio(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea Eamon isn’t a man for throwaway or unmeasured remarks. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The penultimate stage of the Allianz hurling league is part of this weekend’s sporting entertainment . It looked fairly likely from early on th(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher in action against Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer in the semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Behind the hype and expectation that surrounds an Allianz Hurling League final between two old rivals such as Tipperary and Kilkenny it’(...)