Gilroy's Dublin young guns loaded with potential, insists Keaney
Dublin hurler Conal Keaney insists they are on the right road despite an indifferent league that saw them beat Laois and Antrim in Division 1B.
Dublin hurler Conal Keaney insists they are on the right road despite an indifferent league that saw them beat Laois and Antrim in Division 1B.
Mayo go again because, as Chris Barrett puts it, what other choice could they make?
Tipperary's Jason Forde sits now as the best player of the National Hurling League campaign as voted for by his intercounty peers. However, 12 months ago he was in the spotlight for a very different...
Damien Comer admits to losing a little bit of hope in his first years with Galway.
It's put to Eoghan O'Donnell that Dublin hurling has a 'project' feel to it just now. That it will take a couple of years for Pat Gilroy to get things exactly where he wants them so they can make a major assault on honours.
Considering he was let go from the Dublin panel in 2012, it might come as a surprise that Dean Rock is Dublin's most deployed asset over the past number of seasons.
Mayo star Andy Moran has admitted his disappointment with the manner in which he remonstrated with referee Maurice Deegan during their league defeat to Tyrone last month.
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín takes his place on the other side of the table and it's instantly clear that time has been good to him.
Injured Dublin defender Cian O'Sullivan has targeted being fully back in harness with the Dublin footballers by the time the Super 8s roll around.
The awards keep on coming for Con O'Callaghan after he was named in the AIB club hurling team of the Year. And the talented Cuala dynamo could be in line for another accolade after he was shortlisted for the Club Hurler of the Year award.
Paul Geaney remembers looking around the Kerry dressing room back in January and seeing plenty of faces much younger than his own and wondering to himself where the time went.
Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice is expecting a "huge" championship from his side as their Munster SFC opener against either Clare or Limerick in...
When the subject of Dublin's dominance of the Gaelic football landscape and their natural advantages come up, those of a blue persuasion...
Dublin's James McCarthy is asked whether he's aware that he's just one of three players to start all five of Dublin's All-Ireland final wins since 2011.
Club Players Association (CPA) executive member Aaron Kernan believes a "radical overhaul" of the fixtures plan is required despite the changes made for this season.
Offaly football manager Stephen Wallace will be barred from the sideline for the Faithful's Leinster SFC opener against Wicklow should a proposed eight-week suspension handed down by the Kerry CCC stand.
The acquisition of a DEXA scan machine by the Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ) has been described as a "very exciting step in the care of our riders," according to Dr Adrian McGoldrick, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Authority's chief medical officer.
Cork football legend Billy Morgan believes the Rebels missed a trick when opting to redevelop Páirc Uí Chaoimh rather than build a new centre of excellence.
A wry smile runs across Eoin Larkin's face when he's asked about his infamous tweet of a little over a year ago.
Former Dublin star Coman Goggins believes Mayo are still the most likely team to halt the Dubs' dreams of four All-Ireland titles in a row despite the Connacht men's forgettable league campaign.
When Rice College made history and secured the first Connacht Senior 'A' football title, almost the first order of business was to check in on one of their own.
It is one of the game's great rivalries but also one that - and this won't be lost on Tipperary as they ramp up preparations for Sunday's Allianz HL final clash with Kilkenny - has leaned significantly in favour of the Cats.
Limerick have confirmed their championship panel ahead of the start of their Munster SHC campaign next month.
Austin Gleeson is both counting his blessings and cursing his luck.
The Mayo footballers have been handed a significant boost with the news that four-time All-Star Keith Higgins has returned to the squad.
Waterford star Austin Gleeson doesn't want to see payments made to players, insisting it would "take away from the love of the game."
Ross Munnelly emerges from the Laois dressing-room basking in the satisfaction of a Croke Park win and a piece of tin to take home on the bus. And it's immediately striking just how little the O'Moore veteran has changed since bursting on to the scene in 2003.
Roscommon captain Conor Devaney believes his side needed a "good experience" at Croke Park in last Sunday's league final after their chastening defeat on their previous visit to HQ.
Cavan star Dara McVeety is in a race against time to be fit for the Breffni men's Ulster championship opener against Donegal in Ballybofey on Sunday, May 13.
As far as gaining promotion from Division 4 was concerned, Laois were damned if they did and damned if they didn't.
By way of explanation for the previous 70-plus minutes of play, Roscommon manager Kevin McStay suggested that neither side were going to "show their hand" with championship action just around the corner.
Laois boss John Sugrue was keen to move on from the incident that saw forward Gary Walsh dropped from the match-day squad for Saturday's Division 4 NFL final win over Carlow, writes Donnchadh Boyle.
After a bizarre game that saw a second half sub finish as top scorer and the sides share eight goals between them, Kevin McStay's Roscommon were crowned NFL division two league champions for the second time in four seasons.
There was to be no fairytale ending to their league campaign for Carlow's footballers who went down to a Laois in their NFL division four decider in Croke Park.
Part one of the plan has been completed but Laois manager John Sugrue insists his side are "very much a work in progress" as they prepare for a tilt at national silverware in today's Allianz FL Division 4 final clash with Carlow in Croke Park.
When he started out, Daniel St Ledger couldn't have known how it would go. He just knew he loved football and he was good at it.
"No job done yet" is Cavan centre-back Ciarán Brady's opening salvo as he sits down to discuss Sunday's Allianz FL Division 2 final. Bouncing back to Division 1 is all well and good, he says, but a quick glance around the dressing room tells him chances to win national silverware might not come around too often.
For Roscommon's Conor Devaney, absence makes the heart grow fonder. He's one of the panel's senior men now, having made his championship debut back in 2008 but it hasn't all been plain sailing since then.
Wexford forward Conor McDonald faces a race against time to be fit for Sunday's eagerly-awaited NHL Division 1 semi-final against Kilkenny after the Naomh Éanna clubman picked up a thumb injury in the Slaneysiders' win over All-Ireland champions Galway last weekend.
Following a chorus of criticism from several managers, the GPA has added its voice to the growing anger over the cancellation of National League fixtures.
Galway pitched into Division 1 with no over-arching plans or grand ambitions.
Cavan captain Dara McVeety believes the experience of last year's brief stay in Division 1 stood to his side as they returned to the top flight at the first time of asking.
Dublin defender John Small insists he and his team mates won't be dwelling on their rare Croke Park defeat last weekend.
Cavan supporters were in no mind to clear the pitch in Kingspan Breffni yesterday. They were back in the big time after an absence of just a year. In the snake pit that is Division 2, they had stood firm.
Much of the early part of the week was dominated by the news of Carlow's promotion from the basement division for the first time in 33 years.
Mayo's hopes of securing a 22nd consecutive season in Division 1 have been dealt a blow with the news that Leeroy Keegan and Cillian O'Connor are set to miss Sunday's crucial relegation clash with Donegal.
The free-taking competition that decided the Allianz NHL quarter-final between Clare and Limerick last weekend could come into play in bigger games this summer.
Fionn Fitzgerald believes his Kerry side are starting to "come together" after they secured top-flight football for another season in last weekend's win over Kildare.
The London football squad are on the verge of securing a significant boost by recruiting talented Mayo forward Liam Irwin to their cause.
Wexford hurling has been handed a significant boost after it emerged that Jack Guiney's knee injury will not require surgery.
Regardless of whether it goes ahead this weekend, there's plenty at stake heading into the final round of Allianz NHL matches.
Former Wexford star Billy Byrne isn't trying to hide from it.
A portion of the Galway backroom team gathered at the back of the stand in Tralee's Austin Stack Park last Sunday.
Finally, Waterford are up and running.
Galway rumble on. Full points, still no goals conceded and a healthy disregard for how things traditionally are meant to be. Yesterday they landed at Tralee and won in Kerry for the first time since 2000.
Galway produced a gutsy second half display to maintain their 100pc league record in a chilly Austin Stack Park, Tralee.
The GAA, Camogie Association and the LGFA have announced that "draft memorandums of understanding" have been agreed to "establish stronger links" between the three organisations.
Former All-Star Ger Aylward could be back in action for Kilkenny as soon as this weekend's eagerly-anticipated NHL clash with Tipperary in Nowlan Park.
As is the way of things in Slaughtneil, there hasn't been a moment to reflect on what has been. There is just too much important stuff coming down the track for that.
When the GAA announced their revamped fixture list for the 2018 inter-county season to much fanfare last year, they were very clear that they expected teething problems.
There's another busy weekend on the cards for the talented twin brothers Conor and Eoin Cleary from Miltown Malbay.
It's 20 years since Galway emerged from the pack to claim their eighth All-Ireland title.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Monaghan's win over Kerry on Sunday was that no one passed any remarks about it.
Jack Guiney's father Dave is hurling's great story of perseverance.
It's just under a year since Tipperary's Ronan Maher and Diarmuid O'Keeffe of Wexford landed to the Anner Hotel in Thurles to promote the upcoming league semi-final between the teams.
Wexford star Diarmuid O'Keeffe has declared himself pleased with the progress Wexford have made under Davy Fitzgerald but warns the evidence of last summer served as a reminder that they have more work to do.
If there was a silver lining for Mayo in Sunday's league defeat to Galway it was likely that there's more than 12 weeks to get things right before they take on the Tribesmen again.
This is not how Cavan captain Dara McVeety expected it to be.
Jack McCaffrey won't get into specifics regarding his return from injury but he hasn't given up on featuring for Dublin in the championship in 2018.
Last weekend saw the O'Sullivan house in Moynalvey pack their three boys off to wage war on three different fronts in three different countries.
It probably wasn't how he saw his career turning out, but Cuala's Darragh O'Connell isn't complaining.
David 'Dotsy' O'Callaghan thought about giving it another shot.
Former Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan has hit out at the tackle that saw his Mayo team-mate Evan Regan suffer facial injuries that will likely require surgery.
Out of the game but still in the news.
They came to see for themselves whether it was for real.
Limerick powered past Offaly to claim their second win of the NHL campaign in front of 4,640 in Tullamore’s O’Connor Park.
Ronan Wallace doesn't mince his words when he's asked about his club Multyfarnham and their fortunes in the recent past.
Seán Cavanagh reckons the Tyrone team of 2005 would be best placed to tackle Jim Gavin's all-conquering Dubs.
In a way, Donald Trump has come to the aid of the Dublin hurlers.
Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash believes manager John Meyler will treat their clash with Wexford on Sunday as just another game.
There was no last dance in the schedule. When Sean Cavanagh made his teary departure from Croke Park after Tyrone's All-Ireland semi-final defeat back in August, he figured he had played in the old place for the last time.
In the end, a game that had ebbed and flowed all day came down to a single decision.
Paddy Durcan was the hero for Mayo as his last gasp point ensured Mayo got their NFL division one campaign off to a winning start in an at times fiery affair in Clones.
Kerry captain Fionn Fitzgerald won't be part of the Kingdom squad that takes on Donegal this weekend.
London's Gaelic footballers have always tapped whatever resource they can to as they prepare for their inter-county season.
Even allowing for the fact that he has been installed as manager until the end of the 2020 season, Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice knows there won't be too much leeway given in the Kingdom as he looks to blood their new generation of talented young players.
Leinster Council are submitting a motion to Congress next month to radically shake up the delegate system that operates in the GAA.
Perhaps Meath manager Andy McEntee and Donegal star Michael Murphy best summed up the challenges of the counties chasing the leading pack.
January afternoons are generally not for setting records but that's exactly what Westmeath and Meath managed back in 2004.
It only takes a spark to start a fire and An Ghaeltacht player Pádraig Ó Sé reckons it came in when the club won Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta at the start of 2017.
Alan Dillon would have been entitled to join Mayo on their team holiday in Kuala Lumpur last month.
Donegal star Michael Murphy has called for a better showing from his side this year, insisting last year's performances in the championship were "not good enough".
"It doesn't feel like 11 seasons," Cork sharpshooter Patrick Horgan reflects as he faces into a new campaign.
Waterford hurling star Jamie Barron believes that had manager Derek McGrath stepped away from the side after 2017 it would have "set them back a year or two".
Kerry midfielder David Moran has called for Kingdom starlet David Clifford to be given time to develop as he prepares for his first season with the county's senior footballers.
David Moran hasn't watched the video of last year's All-Ireland semi-final replay defeat to Mayo.
In the end, it was Colin Kelly who was smiling.
Westmeath progressed to next Sunday’s Bord na Mona O'Byrne cup final after doing just enough against neighbours Offaly in TEG Cusack Park.
It's not long into the interview before Stephen Wallace mentions the word 'project' in reference to his role with the Offaly footballers.
Michael Fennelly tells a story that gives some context to what he has gone through to eke 12 seasons of inter-county hurling out of his battered body.
Rising Limerick star Kyle Hayes is on the treatment table at the moment. Groin trouble means that the home league tie with Dublin on February 17 is probably when we'll see him back in action.
Conal Keaney is part of the Dublin hurling panel once more after being brought back into the set-up by manager Pat Gilroy.
If anyone made the football world sit up and take notice in 2017, it was likely Cork tyro Sean Powter.
In the wake of Kieran Bergin's comments about the demands of inter-county life, his former Tipperary team-mate John McGrath admits he can see both sides of the argument.
Over the weekend, two former inter-county stars outlined their views on what it takes to be a player in the modern game.
Last Sunday was a largely unremarkable day as the GAA season continued to wake from its brief winter slumber, but it did contain another entry in a most unusual career.
By the final whistle, it was hard to know what could be taken from it all.
Cork defender Michael Shields has called time on his inter-county career after 13 seasons with the Rebels.
When the history of Pat Gilroy's spell as Dublin hurling manager is written, their win over Meath in Abbotstown, their first competitive game, will hardly get a mention.
The 'calendar year' has been one of the buzz phrases in GAA discourse over the past few seasons.
A new dawn for Dublin hurling came to pass on a bitterly cold night in the GAA’s National Development Centre in Abbotstown as Pat Gilroy’s reign as manager began with a deserved win over neighbours Meath.
Derek Lyng is aware of the perception that is out there surrounding Kilkenny as they head into the new year.
At one stage in the second-half at Cusack Park on Saturday, Westmeath led by seven points. That they won by one is notable because the draw for this year's O'Byrne Cup has thrown up something of an anomaly.