McInerney omitted from Hurler of the Year shortlist
Colm KeysGalway centre-back Gearoid McInerney has not made the shortlist for Hurler of the Year.
Colm KeysGalway centre-back Gearoid McInerney has not made the shortlist for Hurler of the Year.
A few days after their All-Ireland semi-final win over Tipperary David Burke got an important piece of business out of the way - a winning captain's speech.
Kevin Moran is adamant he won't dwell on the point opportunity he had to put Waterford two points up in the All-Ireland final at a crucial time in the second half.
Tipperary's 2001 All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne will manage the Premier County's U-17 team next year.
Kilkenny could be without representation on the PwC hurling All-Stars for the first time in 21 years as they have just two players among the 45 nominations released today.
Reigning champions Slaughtneil made it five county titles in a row with a 10-point win at Celtic Park.
Setanta were crowned champions for the first time in nine years as a scoring blitz at the start of the second half pushed them clear of St Eunan's .
Brian Cody eyes up his charges, trying to sense any weakness or slippage from the previous day.
Kilkenny are calling for a decision on whether to change the format of the All-Ireland hurling championships to be deferred for a year.
Kilkenny's former All-Ireland-winning captain Eddie O'Connor says the Cats need a "major shake-up" to revive past glories - and has called for DJ Carey to be installed as senior team manager, with Brian Cody moving "upstairs" to become county board chairman.
Brian Cody will return as Kilkenny manager in 2018 after the county board ratified him and his management team to continue for another season.
With five minutes left Kilkenny crept to within four points of Limerick, a proximity that must have surprised even themselves, and a smidgeon of doubt entered people's minds.
Brian Cody is still the man to lead Kilkenny forward but a few key positions must be "ironed out" or they will remain in the chasing pack for All-Ireland SHC honours, according to Cats legend Eddie Keher.
Two-time All-Ireland-winning manager Ger Loughnane believes Kilkenny are in for a difficult few years of transition based on the performance of their under-21 side on Saturday.
Kerry displayed plenty of mettle to twice recover from the concession of Michael Boland goals and deservedly claim the All-Ireland U-21 B title, thanks to Shane Conway and Maurice O'Connor strikes in the second-half at Semple Stadium.
Former All Star Frank Lohan believes that Galway could be a force for the next few years after finally ending their 29-year All-Ireland famine.
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Five minutes from the end Kilkenny moved to within four points of Limerick, who were eight points clear at the three-quarter mark, and the ground felt the merest jolt.
It was a grand old day for the grand old game. About it hung an air of innocence and experience, sadness and joy, a range of intertwining emotions that made for an occasion both uplifting and poignant.
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Five minutes from the end, Kilkenny moved to within four points of Limerick, who were eight points clear at the three-quarter mark, and the ground felt the merest jolt.
If anyone had a doubt about what last Sunday meant to Galway people, it was made pretty clear in Athenry on Thursday evening.
Nobody knew it at the time but April had a profound impact in shaping a hurling year that has energised the game in a manner not experienced since the 1990s.
Early in their Leinster U-21 semi-final against Westmeath in Mullingar back in June and with his side trailing by a point, Kilkenny manager Eddie Brennan let himself think the worst.
You could forgive Joe Canning if last Sunday's All-Ireland final weighed on him in the build-up more than any other game.
If they pull this off, no one can say they didn't deserve it.
Former Offaly hurler and medical doctor Brendan Murphy has given his backing to a concussion substitute, along the lines of the existing blood substitution, for Gaelic games.
Offaly should "move heaven and earth" to create the right conditions for the review/implementation committee for the county's Hurling Pathway Plan to return to their work, one of the county's former hurlers Brendan Murphy has suggested.
On Tuesday evening, I visited my own St Thomas's club, where the local Burke clan were out in force among a Galway panel of players still in something of a daze.
In June 2014, Laois came within a blocked 20-metre free of beating Galway in the Leinster hurling quarter-final. Eoin Reilly's last-minute drive was saved and cleared, leaving Galway as two-point winners.
Kilkenny legend Eddie Brennan insists there is "no chance" Brian Cody will step down as manager of the Cats this year.
Anthony Daly insists he has "not even thought about" returning to the Dublin hurling hot-seat - but, amid widespread speculation, he has refused to rule himself out of the race.
Before he joined up with the Kerry U-21 hurlers this season, Barry O'Sullivan reckons he had not played a game of hurling in about four years.
One of Galway's main catalysts for All-Ireland success, Niall Burke, has reflected on the close connection he had with the late Tony Keady and how his death gave the team perspective in the build-up to last weekend's All-Ireland final.
Conal Keaney is urging Dublin to bring back Anthony Daly to transform the hurlers' fortunes after three lean and turbulent years which have left them "pretty much being laughed at all over the country".
Plans by the GAA to reform the hurling championship by playing the Munster and Leinster Championships on a five-team round robin basis face a number of counter motions at a Special Congress later this month.
Such was the drama, excitement and tension wrapped around last Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final that viewing figures on RTé peaked at over 1.1 million in the closing stages, making it the most watched programme in Ireland this year.
'Enough is enough' became the mantra for these Galway players all week as they built towards a fourth All-Ireland hurling final (including the 2012 drawn game) and in the end they lived by those words.
It is quite an eye-catching statistic. From the time Conor Hayes lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup in September 1988 to last Sunday evening, Galway hurling had amassed 28 All-Ireland titles between minor (10), U-21 (six) and senior club (12).
Anybody working in sales-based roles will understand the feeling of hitting your targets - only to be told the very next day about what's expected of you in the following year.
Johnny Glynn could be tempted to return home to Galway to put the shoulder to the wheel of the county's hurling team once more after tasting All-Ireland success on Sunday.
The morning after the night before sees the media descend on the hotels of the respective final teams. It's a long-established tradition at this stage and teams usually oblige with little fuss. The end of the season sees an easing of media policies.
Waterford manager Derek McGrath will take at least a month to consider his future amidst a groundswell of support for him and his management team to lead the Déise into 2018.
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