Cody moves to play down injuries to Fennelly and Walsh as first-half blitz tears Carlow apart
If Brian Cody needed one thing outside of a win in Netwatch Cullen Park, it was likely a clean bill of health when they jumped back on the bus.
If Brian Cody needed one thing outside of a win in Netwatch Cullen Park, it was likely a clean bill of health when they jumped back on the bus.
Injuries that forced off Colin Fennelly, Walter Walsh and Alan Murphy were the blots on the copybook for Kilkenny as they enjoyed a largely routine...
After securing All-Ireland and National League crowns in the last nine months, Limerick star Dan Morrissey is desperate for a Munster medal to complete the set.
Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan has hardly had time to draw breath but suddenly the championship is here again.
It's a little over a year ago that Adrian Mullen was preparing for just his second senior hurling campaign with Ballyhale.
Louth have won the right to be the first side to test Dublin’s mood in their historic tilt at five All-Ireland titles in a row after a brilliant late comeback in Innovate Wexford Park.
Over the winter there was plenty of introspection for Cian O'Neill.
Dublin manager Mattie Kenny believes the achievements of Brian Cody will never be matched again.
Last year Tipperary's entire season came down to the width of a post and 18 seconds.
Even in defeat there are little things that can be salvaged.
Liam Kearns can still remember the 1982 All-Ireland football final between Kerry and Offaly and all its drama.
If the provincial football championships needed a reminder of their slipping status, it comes in the choices made by the TV executives that have...
Clare joint-manager Gerry O'Connor has revealed that Jamie Shanahan, Ian Galvin and Conor McGrath will see no action for the Banner this year.
Last week Páraic Fanning took his Waterford hurlers to Portugal to put the final touches on their preparations for the Munster SHC.
Waterford hurling manager Paraic Fanning has branded the GAA's plans to place a ban on overseas training camps as "nonsense," insisting there...
The GAA will establish a Fixtures Review Group which will look at the association's calendar crisis with a view to having a proposal to bring to Congress in February 2020, writes Donnchadh Boyle.
When it comes down to it, Galway's Gary O'Donnell will always choose substance over style.
When Tiger Woods won the Masters in Augusta in April, messages of congratulations rolled in from around the world - but perhaps the most unexpected one came from Limerick GAA's official Twitter account.
James McCarthy doesn't show any signs of a man standing on the brink of history.
They left it late, but in the end the Wee men came up big.
Jim Gavin has confirmed that Diarmuid Connolly isn't currently part of the Dublin set-up. However, the Sky Blues boss has given the clearest hint yet that the St Vincent's man could still have a place in his plans as they chase an All-Ireland five-in-a-row.
The owner of the most distinctive voice you'll hear commentating on the GAA this summer is of Galway stock.
Both Connacht heavyweights Mayo and Galway have opted to experiment as they start their campaigns this weekend.
Tipperary hurling boss Liam Sheedy has moved to bolster his backroom team by bringing in former star Eoin Kelly, while former Waterford manager Derek McGrath has left the door open for a return to inter-county management in the near future.
Derek McGrath doesn't bother with trying to talk around things.
Kildare manager Cian O'Neill has fresh injury concerns after a weekend of club championship action in the county after defender Kevin Flynn limped out of Celbridge's 0-13 to 0-11 first-round victory over Maynooth on Saturday night.
Kilkenny great JJ Delaney admits that Kilkenny have a lot of surgery to do on their side as their injuries continue to mount up.
Tipperary great Nicky English believes the Parnell Park pitch is too small to host senior inter-county hurling matches.
Ollie Canning believes his brother Joe is on track to make a comeback for Galway "some time around the end of the Leinster championship" after undergoing a successful operation on a groin problem.
It was a swift but natural progression.
Former Kilkenny star Henry Shefflin admits that managing at county level in the future would interest him but branded any talk surrounding the job in his native county as "disrespectful" while Brian Cody remains in charge of the Cats.
In the end, it was a dodgy knee that brought down the King.
Trevor Giles didn't mince his words. With promotion to Division 1 secured, his ambitions for Meath have already moved on.
Now in her second year as part of Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford set-up, Mags D'Arcy would just as soon get on with the business of coaching rather than field questions about what it's like to be a woman in a man's world.
Had he been built differently, Michael Murphy might have taken a different tack at the start of this year.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to move on. And while Limerick hurling continues to bask in the success of their 2018 All-Ireland winning team, Declan Hannon (26) insists the players themselves are trying to move on and fix their eyes on the next horizon.
Limerick GAA chiefs and LIT have signed a 10-year deal worth €300,000 to rename their county ground as the 'LIT Gaelic Grounds' from next month.
As a former student and a current teacher in Naas CBS, Ronan Joyce knows just how big today is for the school as they prepare to take on St Michael's Enniskillen in the Hogan Cup final.
In the less-rarified surroundings of Division 1B, Dublin made a solid if unspectacular start to life under Mattie Kenny. But as the league wore on, Dublin grew to finish top of 1B.
It was, to use that nauseating phrase, "blue sky thinking".
On the day the Club Players Association (CPA) warned that putting any further distance between county players and their club would be "the beginning of the end" for the GAA, one of hurling's rising stars Rory O'Connor said that he expects players to be paid by the time he finishes up at inter-county level.
The Clare hurlers have been handed a significant boost with the news that Shane O'Donnell has returned to the county hurling panel.
There was no disguising Keith Higgins' delight at winning at Croke Park after so many near misses but the Ballyhaunis man has been around long enough to know that spring promise does not necessarily make for a good summer.
Last Sunday Andy Moran moved to 175 appearances not out for Mayo but there was a more significant landmark for the county's most-capped player as the Ballaghaderreen man moved from zero wins in 10 national final attempts to one in 11.
Mayo last night played down suggestions that injured midfield star Tom Parsons was stopped from joining his team-mates on the Croke Park pitch as the county celebrated its first national league title win in 18 years.
James Horan wasn't trying to hide from it. Perhaps he knew there was no point. When your team has finally gotten over the line after 10 failed attempts in national finals, it's almost impossible to ignore the significance, with Horan admitting it was "big" for his side.
Mayo moved to play down suggestions that injured star Tom Parsons was prevented from joining his team mates on the Croke Park pitch as the county celebrated their first national league title win since 2001.
Before he was a firefighter in Leitrim, James Glancy was fighting on a different front.
Long-serving Leitrim star Emlyn Mulligan will be handed his first competitive run-out in Croke Park after being named in the side that takes on Derry in tomorrow's Allianz FL Division 4 final clash.
If anyone was due a break this season, maybe it was Waterford.
Just one defeat en route to a league final appearance and a general ease at being defending All-Ireland champions, the year to date couldn't have gone much better for Limerick's hurlers.
Over the weekend, the issue of style, or perhaps more accurately the absence of it, raised its head.
Waterford's Jamie Barron has defended the hit Kevin Moran delivered on Joe Canning which saw the Galway star stretchered off, insisting the challenge was "legitimate".
It's been a while coming so when Meath grabbed promotion back to the top flight, nobody on the Páirc Tailteann pitch is in a hurry to get home.
Semple Stadium will be closed until mid-May to allow repair work to take place on the pitch.
Just minutes after Meath had secured promotion back to the top flight for the first time since 2006, Bruce Springsteen's 'Glory Days' blasted out over the Páirc Tailteann PA system.
Meath booked a return to the top flight and a league final date with Donegal in Croke Park with a deserved win over Fermanagh in Navan’s Pairc Tailteann.
When Kerry took on Meath in the 2017 junior All-Ireland final, the Kingdom management knew they had a couple of trump cards in their full-forward line.
Cavan manager Mickey Graham believes All-Ireland champions Dublin are "still in pre-season" ahead of the clash between the counties on Sunday.
The 2019 hurling league will never go down as a classic of the genre. The realignment of the groups and the lack of relegation from the top flight made sure of that.
Ladies football will never see a player as good as Cora Staunton again, according to her former manager Frank Browne.
One of Cora Staunton's former managers insists that ladies football will "never see as good as her again" after the Mayo star confirmed he retirement from the inter-county game.
With the exception of Division 3 where one round six game is outstanding, we're down to the final round of games in the Allianz football leagues this weekend. Here's how the promotion and relegation picture looks . . .
Beyond those directly involved, the All-Ireland club football finals haven't set many pulses racing of late.
When Stephen Rochford decided to opt out of the manager's job in Mayo, recognising that the clouds overhead were darkening, he was forced to take stock.
After round one of the National League, where the five-in-a-row chasing Dublin were put to the sword, even the most pessimistic Monaghan supporter wouldn't have expected this.
After steering Ballyhale Shamrocks to an All-Ireland final in his first season in charge, Kilkenny's Joey Holden has no doubts that Henry Shefflin has all the talents required to be the Cats' manager in the future.
In Roscommon last month, Mickey Harte told the media his side needed to be in "the business of getting some points".
Mickey Harte insists Tyrone won't carry any "mental scars" into Saturday night's NFL clash with Dublin in Croke Park.
When Davy Fitzgerald opted to go back in with Wexford for a third season last winter, it brought to 30 the number of consecutive years he'd been involved at inter-county level as either a player or a manager.
Third-level chiefs are set to investigate after a row that saw Limerick rivals LIT and UL turn up at different venues in the city for the Freshers Hurling final which was due to take place yesterday afternoon.
It was only his second season with Dr Crokes but Gavin White can remember the pressure that his more established team-mates carried into the 2017 All-All-Ireland semi-final against Corofin.
The second coming of Liam Sheedy, the impressive start to life as defending champions by Limerick and the question as to whether Brian Cody is bringing another group to their milk have been some of the main stories of the season to date. But, so far, Galway have been hardly mapped.
Perhaps Corofin's Martin Farragher will be able to enjoy the build-up to this All-Ireland club final a little bit more.
It's not always the cheeriest of tales but Westmeath's Boidu Sayeh is happy to share the story of how his life took him from Monrovia to Moate - especially if it can help people of different backgrounds to get involved with their local GAA team.
These are heady times for Galway outfit St Thomas'.
Former All-Ireland-winning full-back Rory O'Carroll returned to training in both hurling and football with Kilmacud Crokes this week.
A Munster champion and an All-Star nominee, Gavin White's next goal when it comes to Kerry is to taste league football.
Memories of 2015 are particularly clear for Joey Holden right now.
Interviews with established county players can often be a box-ticking exercise.
Second-level fixture-makers look set to move their All-Ireland semi-finals for the second year in a row due to a clash with the All-Ireland club finals on St Patrick's Day.
By his own admission, Meath full-back Conor McGill was way out of his comfort zone when he made the late run that led to the penalty which gave the Royals a crucial late win over Kildare.
Diarmuid Connolly had us all warned.
Philly McMahon has called on Dublin's rivals to find a way to beat Jim Gavin's five-in-a-row-chasing side rather than "complain" about the advantages Dublin enjoy.
A guttural roar spat out in Páirc Tailteann greeted Derek O'Mahoney's final whistle yesterday. It was a release of sorts for Meath supporters; too often they have seen their men threaten to deliver only to come up short.
A brilliant Barry Dardis penalty in injury time gave Meath's promotion hopes a massive boost as they recovered from a five point half time deficit to remain top of the pile in division two.
Tomás ó Sé made quite the impact on his debut in Tuam last weekend, befitting of the famous name he carries.
The Dublin footballers may be set for another season of home comforts in the 'Super 8s' but the county's hurling captain Chris Crummey is keen to make Parnell Park a fortress for his side.
Offaly hurling boss Kevin Martin has shaken up his backroom team as the Faithful County look to turn their season around after a poor start.
As the fallout from Congress' decision to retain the status quo and allow Dublin to have two games in Croke Park in the 'Super 8s' series continues, Cian O'Sullivan insists it's not something the players will get caught up in.
At this time of year, Leitrim can usually be assured that they will be left to their own devices.
Early days of course but after four games in the league, Meath's often-stated but never realised goal of promotion back to the top flight lies very much in their own hands.
Former Kerry star Darran O'Sullivan has revealed he was convinced Kerry would win the All-Ireland title last year.
Heading into the weekend, Cavan were the worst team in the top flight.
On the face of it, Ultan Harney's sending off was the pivotal moment of this match.
Cavan breathed new life into their chances of remaining in the top flight with a convincing win over 14 man Roscommon in Kingspan Breffni.
When Limerick's day in the sun finally rolled around last August, Eamonn 'Ned' Rea was never so pleased to be yesterday's man.
At the end of the 2017 season, Jamie Clarke was nominated for an All-Star.
If Dublin get to an All-Ireland final later this year, Seamus Darby expects the phone to start hopping with requests for interviews.
Donegal's 1992 All-Ireland-winning captain Anthony Molloy expects support for the county's motion that would see Dublin prevented from playing two 'Super 8s' games in Croke Park later this year.
Late on Tuesday night, Twitter began to rumble with the news that Eamon O'Shea was back in tow with the Tipperary hurlers.
Billy Morgan heads into familiar territory as he leads his UCC side into action against Belfast outfit St Mary's in tonight's Sigerson Cup final in Portlaoise's O'Moore Park.
Wexford joint-captain Matthew O'Hanlon is hopeful he can find his best form this season after admitting disappointment with his showings in 2018.
Kerry manager Peter Keane will make an 11th-hour decision on whether to start starlet Sean O'Shea against Galway on Sunday after his hectic schedule over the last few weeks, while he has also confirmed the county won't appeal Brian Ó Beaglaoich's one-game ban.
Davy Fitzgerald followed through on his 'Late Late Toy Show' Christmas promise when he brought young Michael O'Brien into the Wexford dressing room to give the Slaneysiders a team talk before yesterday's thrilling league win over Tipperary.
For three breathless injury-time minutes, the game hung in the balance, swinging back and forth in the considerable breeze in Innovate Wexford Park.
An injury time Aidan Nolan point gave Wexford the win after a thrilling second half in Innovate Wexford Park.
A quick glance at the bookmakers' odds tells its own story.
Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy insists the Cats will be in the shake-up for All-Ireland honours if they can use the league to give some of their new faces more experience.
Considering he missed out on an All-Ireland medal with Donegal in 2012 after an infamous fall-out with Jim McGuinness the previous season, you got the sense that Kevin Cassidy enjoyed his day in the sun with Gaoth Dobhair just a little bit more than most.
There's been plenty of water under the bridge since Kilmallock's Andrew O'Shaughnessy was one of hurling's brightest talents, not least Limerick winning a first All-Ireland hurling title since 1973.
Former Cork star Donal Óg Cusack has made a return to the Gaelic Players' Association (GPA) as the organisation's new president, while Mayo footballer Tom Parsons has been named as secretary.
Yesterday afternoon, the Gaelic Players' Association (GPA) invited the GAA media to their headquarters in Santry in north Dublin to outline the proposals they will bring to Congress and explain the rationale behind their motions.
The redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh is set to come in €10m over budget on the most recent projected figures, an interval review of costs has revealed.
Fionn Fitzgerald is adamant he and his Dr Crokes team-mates are "very much on our guard" as they take on giant-killers Mullinalaghta in their All-Ireland semi-final clash in Semple Stadium on Saturday afternoon.