Murnin hands Armagh Ulster respite
Plenty of options to start this summation off but Andrew Murnin surely offers the best.
Plenty of options to start this summation off but Andrew Murnin surely offers the best.
Kieran McGeeney was made to sweat for his first ever Ulster Championship win as manager but...
Three minutes into last year's All-Ireland hurling final, Galway defender Adrian Tuohey took a...
Paul Taylor is the first home-grown Sligo manager since Tommy Breheny stepped aside in 2007. Breheny was the only manager in the last 44 years to deliver a Connacht title.
Munster Council are planning for a crowd of around 35,000 for All-Ireland champions Limerick's opening game of the 2019 championship against reigning Munster champions Cork at the LIT Gaelic...
The insurrection from lower division teams that took hold in three of the provinces over the weekend did not extend to Connacht where Roscommon did as they pleased in Dr Hyde Park, condemning Leitrim to a fourth successive double-scores defeat in as many years.
Mickey Harte has delved a little deeper into Tyrone's treasure chest to come up with what he regards as a potent mix of youth - including debutants Michael Cassidy, Ben McDonnell and Brian Kennedy - and experience to confront Derry in Sunday's Ulster championship preliminary-round tie at Healy Park.
Amassing 3-76 in eight championship games last year, Peter Duggan felt like an overnight sensation for Clare.
On Sunday John Maughan will create his own piece of history, becoming the first to manage in all four provincial championships.
When Kilkenny lost an All-Ireland quarter-final to Cork in 2013, much significance was placed on the fact that, for the first time on Brian Cody's watch, they wouldn't be hurling into August.
Fifty million euro - that's the social value to the work and investment undertaken by Glasnevin-based Na Fianna GAA club to their membership and wider community, according to an extensive body of...
Kerry defender Peter Crowley will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a cruciate ligament tear.
By common consensus, Galway's back-to-back 'Super 8s' wins against Kerry and Kildare last July, qualifying them for the All-Ireland semi-finals,...
Sometime over the last decade the words 'to be the best I can be', or the plural version, has taken centre-stage in the GAA playing lexicon.
How do you reconcile an unprecedented four championship defeats with a campaign that you still deem "fairly successful"?
Prior to last year's championship, former Kilkenny hurler Michael Fennelly tried to align the new format with his aching body. The thought of four games in five weeks rattled every sinew and joint in him.
Carlow were due to find out last night if midfielder Brendan Murphy will be available to them for their Leinster quarter-final with Meath and whether manager Turlough O'Brien and selector Steven Poacher can take their place on the sideline for the game.
A second-tier football championship competition could move a step closer later this month when proposals offering structure around what it could look like are put before the GAA's Management Committee.
In an effort to tidy up the congested sidelines at inter-county games at the end of 2006, a series of new match regulations designed to bring more order to presentation were introduced.
Dublin hurling selector Greg Kennedy is facing a lengthy ban over the incident in Saturday's Leinster SHC clash that saw him involve himself in the play by catching a Kilkenny free during a spell out on the pitch.
One way or another the 2019 All-Ireland football championship will be a momentous one, yielding the first five-in-a-row or thwarting it for a fifth time.
On the same night in New York before Christmas last year, Terry Hyland attended two functions, one hosted by diaspora from his native Cavan, the other a Leitrim event that required his presence as the county's new senior team manager.
A few weeks ago as ambassador, Eugene McGee spoke at an event organised by the Longford GAA health and well-being committee on the positive effects of ageing and reflected on how the Association had, as the GAA's community and health manager Colin Regan recalled yesterday, infused meaning and belonging to his life. It was entirely appropriate and yet somewhat ironic that a unit...
Standing for the National Anthem in Croke Park on the first Sunday in August last year, Diarmuid Murtagh sensed something wasn't quite right.
Joe Canning has no issue with the challenge that is set to sideline him for much of the hurling summer as he recovers from an extensive groin operation.
Ask Peter Duggan where he will be at any second of any day for the next two weeks and he'll be able to tell you with a fair degree of precision, as he merges preparations for Clare's opening Munster Hurling Championship match with studying for his final exams. His choices won't be varied.
Why can't Limerick become a hurling county with the consistent success rates of Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary?
Limerick hurler Tom Morrissey has described their recent Allianz league title win as a "statement of intent" as they seek to defend their All-Ireland crown.
GAA officials have consistently found references to the worth of the three-year GAA/GPA deal agreed in 2016 a little irksome.
Rory O'Carroll has returned to the Dublin football team as they resume preparations for a historic five-in-a-row All-Ireland title bid.
Before Dara ó Cinnéide set off on his journey to look at the values of today's GAA, set against its commercial backdrop, through the lens of last year's championships, his preconception was that the Association was at a crossroads.
Leitrim football captain Michael McWeeney has echoed the views of Cavan manager Mickey Graham by suggesting county players have been targeted on their return to club action over the last few weeks.
Damien Comer is targeting a return in time for the Connacht final in mid June, if reigning champions Galway advance that far.
His time away from the game has been relatively short but James Horan detects a more positive air around football from the strategy of containment that seemed to coincide with his previous four-year stint as Mayo manager.
Connacht GAA hope to have what they claim is the biggest sports air dome of its kind in the world open by early December.
VAR (Video Assistant Referee) is not flawless, as last Wednesday night's memorable Champions League quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium perfectly illustrated.
Galway hurling received a significant lift yesterday with Joseph Cooney marking his return to club action in impressive style for Sarsfields against Kilnadeema-Leitrim.
Calls for the GAA to explore the use of a television match official for inter-county games have been knocked back by Central Council.
You may not have noticed it because their release into the public domain can be hit and miss, but the fifth, sixth and seventh suspensions for abusive or threatening language or minor physical interference with a referee or linesman were signed off on last Monday night.
Carlow have been hit with suspensions totalling 44 weeks that will rule one of their most experienced players out of the Leinster Championship at least and keep their manager and coach off the sidelines for much of the summer.
A Kerry school has claimed one of its players was the subject of racist abuse at a match.
Graham Brody's inclusion among the list of All-Star football nominees last year was no token gesture.
Cork and Kilkenny are preparing appeals against the potential suspensions of Séamus Harnedy and Conor Delaney from their opening provincial championship round-robin games next month.
A couple of days after Wexford lost to Galway in their third Leinster round-robin game in successive weeks, Lee Chin left home and pointed his car for east Clare.
Seven Corofin players have been invited to join the Galway football squad as attention turns to championship preparations.
Jim Gavin wasn't so much opposed to the introduction of an attacking mark as the manner of its introduction, disagreeing with the trialling of it in the second most important competition.
Members of the Down and Meath squads that contested the 1991 All-Ireland football final have completed a series of tests to help promote awareness of heart disease among middle-aged people.
Cork clubs will not have to play any championship game without their inter-county players, a county board vote determined last night.
Westmeath football can never be accused of not going places, especially when it comes to league performance.
Damien Comer is on course for an end-of-May return after an ankle operation, his Galway manager Kevin Walsh has confirmed.
Cork clubs will tonight vote on a series of proposals to reform their club championships, one of which asks if they want to play up to two out of five rounds without their county players.
Mayo's first national title for 18 years has renewed hope that an elusive All-Ireland title is still well within their grasp, lifting the psychological barrier that goes with nine previous defeats and a draw in national finals since their 2001 win over Galway.
Long after the final whistle had sounded and the league cup was in their possession, the Mayo players were still making their way around to pockets of their loyal support in every corner of the ground who had waited to live and breath the moment.
Peter Keane hasn't made any secret about what he has wanted from his Kerry team over the last two months, consistently reiterating the need for them to become harder to beat.
It is a measure of the difficulty involved that, outside Kilkenny, no other county since Galway in 1989 has followed up an All-Ireland win in September with a league hurling title the following spring.
Joe Canning looks set for a quick recovery despite being forced out of Sunday's Allianz Hurling League semi-final with Waterford on a stretcher.
It has taken dramatic interventions from Kevin McLoughlin in the last two years to preserve Mayo's status as the longest occupants of league football's Division 1.
There was drama at the basement of Division 2 of the Allianz Football League when Clare survived with a late flourish against Tipperary to condemn Cork to Division 3.
It's a statistic that was sure to have chilled Kevin Walsh on the journey home from Omagh last night after the investment of time and effort put into constructing such a solid defensive structure over the last two years.
Tyrone have fallen short of a place in the Allianz Division One league final despite a stirring second half comeback against Galway in Omagh.
A sequence of results in their favour on Sunday could put Laois back into Allianz Division 2 football next season, taking them full circle since they were there in the years between 2013 and 2016 before plummeting to the basement in the two years that followed.
Two young Wexford footballers are among a quintet who are heading to Australia next month to take part in AFL trials.
The Allianz hurling and football league finals are now virtually certain to share the same Croke Park billing on Sunday week, regardless of what counties are involved or any deferral of the Division 3 football final that may be required.
With remarkable symmetry, Waterford clocked up the same 140-point aggregate score in their five-game regulation campaign in Division 1B of the Allianz Hurling League this year as they did when previously hurling out of that 'second-tier' level in 2015.
The final round of Allianz Football League Division 3 fixtures will go ahead on Sunday despite the postponement of last Saturday's round-six game between Louth and Westmeath scheduled for Drogheda.
When Aidan O'Shea went through Mayo's 2015 Connacht Championship like a wrecking ball from full-forward and followed it up with another destructive display on the edge of the Donegal square in the All-Ireland quarter-final, plundering a goal that was textbook for direct football, his fusion of power and precision looked almost unmarkable that summer.
Monaghan have struggled to see out games in this Allianz Football League Division 1 and that was the most positive element to their win over Cavan on Saturday, midfielder Darren Hughes has admitted.
Paddy Andrews will be out for at least six weeks after sustaining a broken jaw as a result of goalkeeper Niall Morgan's challenge in Tyrone's victory over Dublin on Saturday.
Even Mickey Graham's eternally cheery visage has to have a break from the business of optimism. Life in Allianz Football League Division 1 can get to you sometimes.
Corofin 2015-2019 v Crossmaglen Rangers 1997-2000 - which is the greatest club football team of all?
Corofin's right to be called the best club football team ever hardened in Croke Park when they ran up a third double-scores All-Ireland final victory, this time over Dr Crokes.
Cavan's stay in the top flight looks like being as short as their previous spell there in 2017 as defeat to Monaghan virtually condemned them to relegation.
Monaghan took a significant towards survival in the Allianz Division with a strong second half to see off neighbours Cavan in Clones.
Kerry's dearth of league goals is not a matter of concern for their manager Peter Keane as they pursue a record-equalling sixth successive league win in the same campaign when Mayo visit Tralee tomorrow night.
A Fermanagh win against Armagh in Crossmaglen tomorrow would virtually guarantee them promotion to Division 1 of the Allianz football league.
Kilkenny's Conor Delaney and Cork's Seamus Harnedy are free to play in tomorrow's play-off game between the counties in Nowlan Park to determine which Division 1 group they play in next year.
When the experimental handpass rule, aborted before the start of the National League, was officially signposted last October the debate reached into the archives for goals that couldn't have developed if the restriction allowing just three successive handpasses was in play. The search didn't take long.
Ben McCormack will miss Kildare's remaining league games as he prepares to undergo surgery for a troublesome wrist injury.
Clare will have a Walsh Park 'dry run' with a 3pm throw-in on Saturday after they lost the toss for home venue for their Allianz league hurling quarter-final against Waterford.
Cork's Seamus Harnedy and Kilkenny's Conor Delaney may yet miss the first round of their respective championship campaigns after being sent off at different venues on Sunday.
The GAA are to look at restoring the inter-county U-20 (formerly U-21) football championship to its more familiar January-March slot as part of ongoing change to the calendar.
When a mini-bus pulled into Davy Fitzgerald's driveway in Sixmilebridge not long after their All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Clare last July and up to a dozen of Wexford's hurling squad hopped out, the proprietor knew the game was up and a third year at the helm would have to be committed to.
Any account of this match should be read through the prism of a weather report first.
Shane Bennett's injury-time goal completed a storming second half comeback for Waterford against Galway in Walsh Park as they finished runners-up in the Allianz Division 1B.
Last Sunday the Offaly hurlers won competitively for the first time in over a year when beating Carlow in a game that had no other relevance for them, other than determining it would be Carlow and not Laois who they would meet in this weekend's Allianz HL Division 1B relegation play-off.
They were divided by just a few metres as Joe Canning's lengthy free landed short in the dying moments of last year's All-Ireland hurling final.
Galway's latest triumph over Mayo at the weekend had the unintended consequence of bringing Dublin back into play for a seventh consecutive football league final appearance later this month.
Offaly footballer Nigel Dunne has pointed to an "uncomfortable environment" as the reason for his departure from the squad last week.
Westmeath ladies football manager Sean Finnegan has hit out at arrangements for his side's Lidl National League Division 1 fixture against champions Dublin over the weekend, stating the competition was "demeaned".
Peter Keane took some early heat for the phone calls he didn't make as Kerry manager in assembling his new squad. But one he did make may well turn out to be the most important of all.
Kerry's 100 per cent Allianz FL Div 1 league record was maintained at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, with a fifth straight win achieved in much the same fashion as their previous four.
On the first weekend of the league two years ago, Kildare rolled into Navan for a Division 2 clash feeling a little bruised from their loss in an O'Byrne Cup semi-final a few weeks earlier to a Dublin development team containing none of their mainstream players or substitutes from the previous year's All-Ireland final against Mayo.
Johnny Buckley has been cleared to play for Dr Crokes in the All-Ireland club football final later this month.
A Central Council rule interpretation prohibiting club U-17s from playing at U-21 level looks set to be reversed, just days after it was delivered in the immediate aftermath of Congress.
For so many counties the Allianz Football League is a priority that offers the most accurate measure of their progress and commands their greatest concentration. Consequently, the headline-makers can differ to those in the summer and there is no shortage of sub-plots threading their way through the four divisions. Here, we look at some of the more relevant ones just past the halfway stage . . .
Kieran Donaghy has made a quick return to inter-county activity to take up a performance coaching role with the Galway hurlers.
When the topic of conversation on RTÉ's league highlights package on Sunday night turned to Congress and Donegal's motion seeking to prohibit Croke Park as a home venue for any All-Ireland quarter-final series game, Colm O'Rourke and Tomás Ó Sé gave answers you would have expected from men of their respective generations and backgrounds.
How did it come to this for Clare, Jack Browne scrambling to deflect a Rory O'Connor shot through their knotted goalmouth for a '65' and some respite in the sixth minute of injury-time in Ennis yesterday.
Wexford produced a storming last quarter but fell short as Clare recovered lost composure to claim both Allianz Div 1A points in Ennis.
When Mayo seek a first win over a Jim Gavin-managed Dublin in 14 attempts in Croke Park tonight there will, naturally, be attention on how some of their more inexperienced players adapt to the venue and the opponents.
When Cavan went to Dr Hyde Park for their final Division 1 league game of the 2017 campaign, they needed to beat their hosts to give themselves a chance of preserving top-flight status.
Time is catching up with Young Islanders GAA club which has just a dozen adult players - one of whom is in his 50s - and won't be in a position to field a team unless the rules are changed.
Donegal's motion aimed at reducing Dublin's 'Super 8s' Croke Park footprint has gained support from two of the counties with the largest Congress voting power, Cork and Galway.
It says something about the nature of the GAA's Congress and the decision-making process that only 40 motions are down for decision in Wexford this weekend and only nine coming directly from counties.
Eamon O'Shea has rejoined the Tipperary hurling backroom in an advisory capacity for the remainder of the season.
A Clare club want inter-county minor squads to be restricted to U-17s only, excluding players from U-16 downwards.
There were many moments in Nowlan Park on Sunday, where Limerick routed Kilkenny to maintain an impressive 100pc start to their Allianz Division 1A hurling league campaign, that had that distinctive 'mark of champions' about them but two scores in particular stood out, both from Barry Murphy.
With the changes in the Division 1 league structure pencilled in for 2020, the environment, particularly at the top end, has been a little bit more relaxed with the threat of relegation for 1A teams removed.
Mullinalaghta's Leinster club football success over Kilmacud Crokes last December and their All-Ireland semi-final this weekend have caught the attention because of the size of their catchment area and low population base.
Dublin's John Small and Kerry's Brian ó Beaglaoích have been hit with proposed suspensions arising out of the Central Competition Controls Committee (CCCC) investigation into the altercation that took place after Saturday's engrossing Allianz Football League encounter in Tralee.
The world of GAA coaching was in mourning yesterday following the sudden passing of Armagh's John Morrison.
Mikey Sheehy has lauded the quick defensive fix that Peter Keane and his backroom team have been able to bring to Kerry that has propelled them to the top of Division One.
Paddy Cullen didn't try to dress it up another way - Dublin have a distinct advantage over most other teams in Croke Park and are more "vulnerable" on the road against "reasonably strong teams".
If there was ever any doubt about the value of Stephen Cluxton to the Dublin football team it has manifested again over the opening period of the league.
Referee Maurice Deegan's report is expected to be critical to any potential punishments handed down to Kerry and Dublin arising out of the flashpoint that erupted following the home side's one-point win in Saturday night's Division 1 league game in Tralee.