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Dublin: 2 °C Saturday 20 January, 2018

Yesterday’s News

'The hand was like an elephant hand, it was all swollen...I was 7 weeks out of work because of it'

Tiernan McCann suffered a broken hand in last August’s All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin.

Every eventuality covered for Sunday's O'Byrne Cup final

The clash between Meath and Westmeath could be postoned until next month if pitches are deemed unplayable this weekend.


Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I’ve only played in Croke Park once and I’ve been playing with Kerry for 9 years. It’s nice to get back'

Kerry’s Aislinn Desmond and Dublin’s Lyndsey Davey approve the move to bring in double-headers.

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

'I'm trying to live as much of a professional lifestyle as I can': Chin on life as a full-time hurler

Wexford star Lee Chin is the latest GAA player to put a working career on hold for his inter-county career.

'I actually remember thinking, 'This is the first free I've taken since the All-Ireland''

Cillian O’Connor chats about getting over the All-Ireland final defeat and the rise in hip surgeries in the GAA.

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'I would have signed if I had got a contract' - Kerry's Moran on Oz adventure

A move to Australia was a ‘huge temptation’ for David Moran back in 2009, but has no regrets with how his career turned out.

'Teaching is probably the life to suit the GAA': Barron changing careers to facilitate his hurling

Barron says he might return to his first-choice career path once his playing days are over.

Monday 15 January, 2018

Gilroy's early morning sessions back on the agenda as he welcomes Keaney into Dublin fold

35-year-old Conal Keaney featured in a challenge match against Waterford on Friday night.

Turlough O'Brien names veteran Murphy as new Carlow skipper

Grange clubman John Murphy takes over from Darragh Foley.

'He's not coming back to the GAA. The Dubs can take a big, deep breath'

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley on Jim McGuinness’s plans following his decision to leave China.

Sunday 14 January, 2018

Meath edge Longford in historic free-taking competition in near darkness

Meath will face Westmeath in the O’Byrne Cup final.

First defeat for Dublin under Pat Gilroy as Wexford book Kilkenny showdown

Davy Fitzgerald’s side are heading for a Walsh Cup final meeting with the Cats next weekend.

Thursday 11 January, 2018

'They start getting attention from the opposite sex and start getting bought pints in pubs'

Offaly boss Stephen Wallace is keen to protect promising 18-year-old Cian Johnson.

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Four-time All-Ireland hurling final referee Brian Gavin hangs up his whistle

The Offaly man has retired from inter-county refereeing.

Five-time Connacht champion Alan Freeman makes his inter-county return for Mayo tonight

Talented Castlebar Mitchels forward Neil Douglas is handed the opportunity to impress at centre-forward.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'We discuss things and I'll make a call': Gilroy insists he has final say on Dublin hurling sideline

It has been suggested that Pat Gilroy’s lack of hurling experience meant ex-Galway boss Anthony Cunningham was the one making the decisions.

Laois county board propose formation of second GAA club in Portlaoise

The additional club would cater for underage teams only.

Business degree no longer required as GAA extend search for new Director-General

The deadline for applications has been pushed to 19 January after some confusion over the criteria.

Monday 8 January, 2018

After playing twice over the weekend, Gilroy's Dubs facing two more games this week

Waterford and Wexford are next up on the agenda for the Dublin hurlers.

Sunday 7 January, 2018

10 pictures that sum up the GAA weekend

There was plenty of pre-season action around the country today.

Here's the line-up for the Walsh Cup semi-finals as Gilroy and Davy go head-to-head

Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford were 42-point winners over Wicklow today.

Second game in two days for Dublin as Pat Gilroy's men book Wexford showdown

Dublin accounted for Antrim by 11 points in Parnell Park to advance to the Walsh Cup semi-finals.

Cross dares to dream, Shields retires and Lennon looks ahead - sporting tweets of the week

Plus, appearances from Alison Miller, Steven Beattie and Alan Bennett.

'Is he being brought in with a tactical remit, to bring something different to their attacking play?'

We chat to ex-Cavan defender Michael Hannon about Mickey Harte’s fascinating off-season move to bring Stephen O’Neill in as the Tyrone forwards coach.

Friday 5 January, 2018

'The guys that are there are trying to put themselves in the shop window for Jim Gavin'

Paul Clarke and the experimental Dublin footballers need to beat Wexford by 17 points on Sunday to avoid an early O’Byrne Cup exit.

Thursday 4 January, 2018

'It's another step up but he's acquitted himself very well': the Dub making waves in Donegal

Nathan Mullins has been a welcome addition to Declan Bonner’s squad, while the returns of Odhran MacNiallais and Leo McLoone have strengthened their hand.

'We were so close I felt sick. For two months after I never left Waterville': Micko on the pain of '82

In a new documentary, Mick O’Dwyer reveals that Seamus Darby’s goal still torments him 35 years later.

Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Pete McGrath's Louth defeat Kildare by 8 points, while late rally sees Meath past Carlow

Tadhg McEnaney scored two goals for the Wee County.

Offaly miss late chances to win as Colm Basquel fires 1-6 for Dublin in draw

18-year-old Cian Johnson dispatched six points from play in a fine showing for Offaly.

2010 Connacht-winning captain to make first Roscommon start since 2012 tonight

Experienced defender Peter Domican will start at corner-back, while Niall Daly also returns to the team.

Will the next Niall Scully please stand up?

A number of talented fringe Dublin players will be hoping to impress Jim Gavin in the O’Byrne Cup tonight.

Saturday 30 December, 2017

18 for 18: Multi-talented Jack Canning hoping to follow in the footsteps of his famous uncle Joe

Galway hurling has another exciting Canning rising up through the underage ranks.

Offaly goalkeeper defends inter-county development squads after criticism from Colm O'Rourke

Alan Mulhall works as North Leinster Games Manager by day.

Poll: Who will win the All-Ireland senior hurling title in 2018? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win the All-Ireland senior hurling title in 2018?

It’s a wide open race for Liam MacCarthy.

Friday 29 December, 2017

'Through reading books on different kickers...I understood the power of the mind'

Dean Rock tells The42 about the psychology behind taking frees.

Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly announces his retirement from inter-county hurling

“I feel my body has surpassed its limits at this time,” the 32-year-old wrote in a statement.

5 All-Ireland U21 winners start in strong Limerick side for season opener against Cork

Nickie Quaid, Seamus Hickey, Declan Hannon, Paul Browne and Cian Lynch are some of the big names included.

Quiz: How well do you remember the sporting year?

It’s time to find out who’s been paying attention over the past 12 months.


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Murphy, McGee and McGlynn ruled out of Donegal's opening 3 league games

The talented trio will miss Division 1 clashes against Kerry, Galway and Dublin.

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