Let the games begin...and fasten your seat-belt for what’s sure to be another action-packed ride aboard the roller-coaster ride that is the championship
The changes to this year’s championship in both codes add extra intrigue to the quest to capture both Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire. The new formats in football and hurling are awaited with interest as supporters across the country assess what impact they will have.
But whether you are a passionate GAA fan, fully immersed in all the drama, or a casual observer, the Irish Independent and independent.ie will bring you all you need to know as the championship becomes the heartbeat of the Irish sporting summer. We have always prided ourselves as the market leader for Gaelic Games coverage - a position we plan to retain and enhance throughout this year’s championship campaigns.
Every conceivable angle will be covered by our extensive team of staff writers, expert analysts and photographers in what is a keenly-anticipated summer.
Will Jim Gavin’s men join Kerry and Wexford by becoming the first Dublin team to win the All-Ireland football four-in-a-row? Or Will Mayo’s famine end? Can Micheál Donoghue’s Galway’s hurlers emulate Cyril Farrell’s legends of the eighties by retaining their All-Ireland title? Or, after reclaiming the league title, will the Kilkenny resurgence be completed with another championship success under Brian Cody? They are but a few of the myriad questions that will be answered between now and September.
Starting this Saturday with this special championship preview magazine, which sets the scene for the season ahead, and continuing all the way to the finals, the Irish Independent will be your No 1 for GAA news, analysis and interviews.
Irish Independent on Saturday: it’s your weekend.