Meath snatch rare win over Dublin in fundraiser in aid of Sean Cox's recovery fund
Four unanswered points down the home stretch helped Meath to a rare win over Dublin in Navan.
Four unanswered points down the home stretch helped Meath to a rare win over Dublin in Navan.
In the normal course of things, Cian O'Sullivan and Kilmacud Crokes would have been allowed to retire to Stillorgan to lick their wounds in peace after last Sunday's Leinster club SFC final defeat.
It never left the back of Liam Sheedy's mind, the thought of a second coming.
Fermanagh's Cian McManus is open to the idea of a second tier in the football championship - but only if the provincial championships remain.
In name at least, it's the close season but Wexford's hurlers are already making big plans for the summer of 2019.
If you're of a certain vintage then there's a good chance you had never heard of Martin Solveig before this week.
When the list of names released from the Limerick panel before the start of the championship was confirmed earlier this year, Ronan Lynch's named jumped off the page.
If it wasn't for football, James McGivney reckons there'd be nothing in Mullinalaghta.
Some of Tyrone GAA's top brass have come out strongly in favour of a second-tier competition in inter-county football.
As see-saw years go, they don't get much more spectacular than Kildare's 2018.
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At Tuesday's rules briefing and launch of the 2019 Master fixtures list, GAA president John Horan was asked two questions at the top table surrounding...
It's 17 years since Eddie Brennan played in an All-Ireland senior club hurling final with Graigue Ballycallan.
The GAA's head of games administration Feargal McGill insists it's up to Congress to decide whether Dublin will be afforded two games in Croke Park...
The new playing rules in football, in all the various forms, have taken a shellacking from different corners over the past few months. Change can have that effect on people.
Kerry's clubs have opted against moving away from the traditional way of naming Kingdom captains, which allows the senior county champions to nominate the skipper for the following season.
The Whelehan dynasty will be represented at the helm of the Birr senior hurlers once again with Barry Whelehan following in his father Pad Joe's footsteps to take charge of the famous Offaly club.
The limit on the handpass came in for most criticism from Wicklow manager John Evans and Longford star Michael Quinn after their sides clashed in an O'Byrne Cup opener over the weekend.
Ahead of Sunday's Leinster Club SFC final clash with Longford champions Mullinalaghta, Kilmacud's Ross McGowan believes Johnny Magee has the team playing "Crokes football".
Jonny Cooper admits he hears it all when it comes to the discourse around his Dublin team.
Kevin Cassidy makes his way to the media tower in Healy Park. He is in demand, having already appeared on radio and TV, operating in two languages, before he speaks to the written press.
After the first 15 minutes or so, there was no sign of what was to come.
Gaoth Dobhair are Ulster club champions for the first time in their history after seeing off 14-man Scotstown in a thrilling final in Omagh’s Healy Park.
GAA director-general Tom Ryan has denied that there was any attempt to suppress the CPA-backed motion to take a "blank-canvas" approach to fixture-making and insists he's open to engaging with the body further.
Paul Brady is just emerging from the physio when he answers the phone. "More physio than training at the minute," he says, in a voice that suggests he's only half-joking.
The division between the Club Players' Association (CPA) and the GAA's power brokers has deepened after the CPA released an explosive statement in which they claimed the organisation is "fast becoming a corporate elitist body".
Kerry County board chairman Tim Murphy has admitted that "a few things fell through the cracks" with regard to informing players who are deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Peter Keane and his management team.
GAA president John Horan has agreed to the GPA’s request for a meeting in the wake of the adoption of experimental playing rules for football but warned they are unlikely to reverse the decisions of Central Council, insisting they are not a ‘kneejerk organisation’.
Dr Crokes are out of the frying pan and heading for the fire. Rather than winning the Munster title marking the end of their year, it brings their busiest run of games.
For Alan Dillon, sport and politics have to mix.
This weekend, the GAA's Central Council will gather for a meeting that will have major significance.
Leinster Council chairman Jim Bolger has stressed that Dublin's opening Leinster SFC clash against Louth or Wexford will be played in either Portlaoise or Wexford Park.
Kilkenny star Colin Fennelly has defended the 'Wild Geese' trophy game in Australia, insisting the money spent was only a "small portion" of what the GAA organisation takes in.
Whatever happens in Sunday's Munster Club SFC final, Micheál Burns will likely be running straight through to a new season with Kerry.
It's the time of year when the GAA goes global. This month alone, the Galway and Kilkenny hurlers will have visited Sydney, while the Clare, Limerick, Wexford and Cork squads will head to Boston to play in the Fenway Hurling Classic this weekend. And later this month the All-Star footballers of the past two years head to Philadelphia.
Dean Rock had more than a passing interest in the AIG skills challenge that saw a handful of Dublin players take a selection of All Blacks in Dublin on Tuesday night.
Mark McHugh has revealed that Stephen Rochford's appointment as coach in the Donegal set-up has been given the All-Star seal of approval by Galway ace Ian Burke.
Corofin star Micheál Lundy has left the door open on a return to the Galway set-up.
When Eoghan O'Donnell and the rest of the Dublin hurling panel gather this Saturday, it will be the official start of the Whitehall man's sixth season in the senior set-up. It will also be the fourth manager the 23-year-old will have played under.
At half-time yesterday someone suggested they bolt the doors of Dr Hyde Park to ensure newly-appointed Roscommon football boss Anthony Cunningham, who was watching from the stands in his first week in the job, didn't make a run for it.
As statements of intent go, Corofin could hardly have been more emphatic. The reigning All-Ireland winners had this game done inside the first 20 minutes, after which it amounted to little more than a training session for the six-in-a row Galway champions.
For the fourth weekend in a row the footballers of The Nire in Waterford will suit up for battle.
Ahead of tomorrow's Leinster club SFC clash in Navan between Dunboyne and Kilmacud Crokes, Robbie Brennan doesn't have so much a foot in both camps as a leg.
Donegal star Ryan McHugh is hoping to be back in action in time for the county's NFL Division 2 opener away to Clare on January 27.
It was the week when sport showed its politics. Start wherever you like but politics and sport have been uncomfortable bedfellows over the past while.
It was probably the biggest roar of the day. When Rory Beggan wandered upfield most expected a shot on goal.
It was a throwback of a fixture and, at the same time, a snapshot of where the game is going.
Cillian Buckley is determined to establish Kilkenny as hurling's number-one team once again after going three years without an All-Ireland title.
Hurler of the Year nominee Pádraic Mannion believes Cian Lynch is most likely to win the gong at a ceremony in Dublin's Convention Centre later tonight on the basis of his All-Ireland final win.
Both Galway and Kilkenny expect to be close to full strength for their trip to Sydney where they will face off later this month.
Monaghan's Rory Beggan has been named as the All-Star goalkeeper for 2018, meaning Dublin hero Stephen Cluxton has missed out on the honour once again.
Kerry legend Tomás ó Sé believes Stephen Cluxton is a victim of his own success after he was once again overlooked for an All-Star award.
In the end, it took the selection committee representing various strands of the media just over two hours to select their All-Star football team for 2018.
Former Galway star Ollie Canning reckons his brother Joe was right to try to point his late long-range free in the All-Ireland final.
Dublin are in the process of appointing a new senior hurling manager but in the meantime Liam Rushe has been keeping himself busy - and fit.
It should be no surprise that in being inducted into the Gaelic Writers' Association (GWA) Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Dublin tonight, Mickey Linden goes very much against the grain.
Like his club St Jude's in Dublin, Chris Guckian has been knocking on the door long enough.
By the conclusion of the bank holiday weekend, the last of the county senior finals should be completed.
Former Tipperary star Lar Corbett has added his voice to the growing chorus warning that the club game is in real danger of falling apart, insisting "it's very hard to keep the club man interested".
Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan has revealed that he apologised to his team-mates following his miscued late point attempt in the dying seconds of the Farney men's All-Ireland semi-final clash with Tyrone, describing it as a "rush of blood".
Conor Lehane has admitted it was difficult for him and his Midleton club mates to bounce back from the disappointment of their Cork SHC final defeat to Imokilly.
Kerry GAA's top brass are set to launch an investigation into the ugly scenes that marred the SFC semi-final replay clash between Dingle and East Kerry in Tralee's Austin Stack Park last Sunday.
The final whistle in this Kildare final brought only confirmation of what was all but certain since the 15th minute.
They've downed the back-to-back All-Ireland club champions but the job isn't quite done yet.
There's almost a rhythm to them now, these Kerry retirements.
It was a season of ups and downs for Declan Bonner in his first year back in charge of Donegal.
One of the country's leading football referees has insisted match officials will "embrace" the new rules that are set to be trialled in football.
All-Ireland hurling final referee James Owens has revealed how being in the midst of high-profile incidents in the championship has affected his family.
Another year of the Kevin Walsh project down and more tangible progress for Galway's footballers.
It was perhaps the most striking aspect of a weekend of club finals.
Simon Lambert is busy preparing for Sunday's Dublin SHC championship clash against Kilmacud Crokes but the Ballyboden St Enda's man has a dual purpose this weekend as he is gunning for a return to the county panel for 2019.
The room in Google's suitably flashy headquarters on Dublin's Barrow Street was filled to capacity.
The celebrations of the third senior county title in their history were just getting underway, but foremost in the minds of those connected to St Peter's, Dunboyne was their clubmate Sean Cox, who faces long road to recovery after being attacked at a Liverpool match.
The celebrations of the third senior county title in their history were just getting underway, but foremost in the minds of those connected to the St Peter's, Dunboyne was their clubmate Sean Cox, who faces long road to recovery after being attacked at a Liverpool match.
The Lenihan house in Dunboyne is in the midst of a sporting weekend less ordinary.
Around this time last year Brian Fenton made comments that seemed to suggest he was seeking pay-for-play.
When Dublin hurling captain Chris Crummey saw Pat Gilroy's name flash up on his phone last month, he braced himself.
The inter-county season may have ended but the business of the GAA never stops and over the past few weeks and months, the fundraising efforts of counties have cranked up a gear.
The row that has engulfed Mayo ladies football looks to finally be at an end after an appeal from the county board against the leniency of the bans handed down to eight players from the Carnacon club was thrown out late last night.
The Limerick County Board have opted against staging their county SHC final under the floodlights at the Gaelic Grounds.
The coronation may have taken longer than expected but Peter Keane's appointment as the new Kerry senior football manager finally brought to an end just over two months of speculation in the wake of Eamonn Fitzmaurice's decision to step down.
Peter Keane was confirmed as the new Kerry senior football manager on a three-year term at a county board meeting in Tralee last night.
Cian Lynch understands now what 'getting carried away' really means.
Rory Beggan grants a post-match interview but he's also in a hurry to get into Scotstown's celebration photograph in Clones, so he's not in the form to hang around.
It just loves getting in its own way, Gaelic football.
At the end there was some doubt about Scotstown's final tally. Having been stuck on 1-12 for much of the final quarter, the scoreboard was eventually updated to 1-13 to 0-13, falling in line with what most of the ground believed - though that only happened as Darren Hughes was being presented with the Mick Duffy Cup.
It was the GAA summer's 'look-away-now' moment.
After steering the county to a fifth All-Ireland minor title in a row, Peter Keane knew the question was coming.
Two of the chasing pack hoping to prevent Dublin's five-in-a-row have drawn up their battle lines with both Mayo and Kerry putting the finishing touches to their management teams.
If they want an example of how quickly things can slip away, then Seán Finn and his Limerick team-mates know they need only to look over the border to Clare.
The Evenings are closing in now and county championships are just starting to wind up.
Kerry have still to appoint a successor to Eamonn Fitzmaurice but the new man will be shorn of yet more experience after midfielder Anthony Maher announced his retirement from the inter-county game.
The evenings are closing in now and county championships are just starting to wind up.
London GAA chiefs are to launch an investigation to establish whether a defibrillator was working correctly when the city's hurling captain Brian Regan collapsed.
It's the Saturday night before the All-Ireland final and Aaron Gillane is just hours away from the biggest game of his life.
Seán Cavanagh's Moy club have expressed its "dismay" at the outcome of an investigation into an incident that left the former Tyrone captain with extensive facial injuries and concussion.
Perhaps, the most surprising aspect about the reaction of Kyle Hayes to JP McManus' €3.2m donation to GAA clubs is that he wasn't remotely surprised.
By Monday week the guessing game will be over. Kerry will present their new manager to the clubs and he will be ratified.
The Munster Council has refused to be drawn on Waterford chairman Paddy Joe Ryan's 'Fraher Field or forget it' declaration in relation to where the county will play their home games in the 2019 Munster SHC.
Kildare's Jimmy Hyland enjoyed a dream summer.
Sligo have a new football manager with former sharpshooter Paul Taylor taking the reins left vacant by the exit of Cathal Corey.
By his own admission, Philly McMahon isn't the most informed when it comes to GAA history, but in the context of what's going to come between now and Dublin's tilt at five in-a-row, maybe that's a good thing.
From James Horan's point of view, perhaps the timing of his nomination for the role as the next Mayo manager could have been better.
Former Kilkenny star Michael Fennelly believes club players are still "getting hammered" despite attempts to tighten up the intercounty schedule.
As the news broke that James Horan is officially in the running to be new Mayo boss, Andy Moran insists the squad had no influence on the departure of Stephen Rochford as manager.
Andy Moran knows it's about time he considered life after football. The only problem is that all he can see is a life of football.
The row which has engulfed Mayo ladies football took a new turn yesterday as the Mayo LGFA issued a statement in which it outlined it is endorsing manager "Peter Leahy and his management team, as Mayo Senior Ladies management for the upcoming season and beyond."
Across the extensive tit-for-tat in Mayo ladies football over the last few weeks and months, there was at least some common ground in the two most recent instalments in the row in that both sides want to see an end to the impasse.
The Dublin hurlers have been dealt a massive blow with the news that Pat Gilroy has stepped down from his role as manager. Dublin officials confirmed the news late last night with Gilroy citing work commitments as the reason for his decision.
Dublin's Ciaran Kilkenny miscued just one pass across the entire championship season, according to statistics released yesterday.
It's difficult to fathom it now but the 2011 Dublin minor squad that contained Ciaran Kilkenny, Jack McCaffrey, Eric Lowndes, Paul Mannion, John Small, Niall Scully and Cormac Costello weren't good enough to win an All-Ireland title that year.
Perhaps the bookmakers demonstrate better than anyone just how competitive this year’s All-Stars hurling team will be.
The good times keep rolling for Limerick after all 15 of their starting team from last month's All-Ireland final were nominated for an All-Star.
Louth chiefs hope to be able to put a timescale on when they can expect to be in their new home in Dundalk "in the next couple of weeks".
Perhaps the bookmakers demonstrate better than anyone just how competitive this year's All-Stars hurling team will be.