# GAA 2013

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# Legends
VIDEO: The day Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher taught Muhammad Ali to hurl
“He was using the hurley like a tennis racket,” Keher recalls.
# Cash Money
The GAA's provincial gate receipts topped €10 million last year
There was plenty of cash coming through the turnstiles.
# Memories
Unforgettable: an oral history of the 2013 hurling championship, part 2
In the words of some of the men who made it happen, this is the story of a remarkable summer.
# Memories
Unforgettable: an oral history of the 2013 hurling championship, part 1
In the words of some of the men who made it happen, this is the story of a remarkable summer.
# Dub Stars
Back in blue: Cullen and Cluxton return for Dubs' NYE clash
The annual Dubs Stars games take place tomorrow evening at Round Towers’ grounds in Clondalkin.
# Mind Games
'Christy Ring wasn't au fait with sports psychology but he practised an awful lot of its principles'
In the third and final part of our series, sports psychologist Kieran Shannon explains the GAA’s open mind when it comes to mental preparation.
# Stat Man
Inside the backroom: 'Stats are there to confirm the coach's opinion, not to direct it'
In part two of our series, Dublin’s head of performance analysis Ray Boyne talks us through the numbers game.
# Strength to Strength
Inside the backroom: ‘In 1995, doing things like warm-ups and warm-downs was rocket science’
In the first of a three-part series, fitness coach Pat Flanagan talks us through the rise in strength and conditioning work in the GAA.
# Newsmakers 2013
Fairytale summer moves the goalposts for London football
They rewrote the history books in 2013. Now London want to get to a stage where Championship wins are the rule, not the exception.
# the dubs
11 of Dublin's best sporting moments in 2013
Was it a good year for the capital? You bet.
# documentary
American Hurler: a new documentary on an all-American club and their love of the game
“I fell in love with hurling here on a June Sunday in Croke Park, an American simultaneously confused and transfixed by this beautiful secret of the Emerald Isle.”
# Orchard
7 of Armagh's best sporting moments in 2013
Eight-goal routs, prodigal sons, and success in Scotland were among the standout moments for the Orchard County this year.
‘Get up you fat pig, you better go for a run’ – how Kieran Bergin kick-started his hurling career in 2013
After seven years in America, Kieran Bergin thought his inter-county chance was gone. So how did he end up making his Tipperary debut in 2013?
# Sport in 2013
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh's top 7 moments from this year's Gaelic football championship
Mícheál counts down his favourite moments including Michael Meehan, Tommy Freeman, the Gooch and more…
# New Year's Resolution
'It's a very good thing that the boys have won - now the girls want to feel that success as well'
Clare camogie All-Star Chloe Morey is targeting a big year with club and county in 2014.
# Game Over
Limerick's Niall Moran retires from inter-county hurling
Moran was “an inspiration,” Limerick team-mate Gavin O’Mahony said today.
# Missing Man
No Seanie Johnston on Cavan panel for McKenna Cup
Cavan boss Terry Hyland has named a 25-man panel for the pre-season tournament.
# club call
Tony McEntee appointed as St Brigid's (Dublin) football manager
The Blanchardstown club have snagged a big name to replace Gerry McEntee and Mark Byrne.
# 37 Not Out
'When you're winning, everything is easier': 37-year-old Gilligan not ready to hang up hurley
The Sixmilebridge veteran hopes to carry on hurling after collecting his fourth county title last month.
# joe show
Canning ready for 'a new kind of pressure' as Galway captain
Portumna ace will lead the Galway hurlers next season.
# Awards Season
Dubs boss Jim Gavin named Manager of the Year
All-Ireland winning manager honoured at ceremony in Dublin this afternoon.
# Third Level
Here's the draw for next season's Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups
Sigerson champions DIT will kick-off their title defence against St Mary’s in 2014.
# Premier Ambitions
'It's probably as good as you're going to get' - Noel McGrath's hectic autumn and historic double
Tipp hurling star Noel McGrath helped Loughmore-Castleiney to a unique double in the county championships.
# Men At Work
Aussie rules moves good for the GAA, says Kennelly
“Bigger drain” of players returning from the AFL to Ireland, says international recruiter Tadhg Kennelly.
# Telly Talk
GAA needs to handle pay-per-view talk carefully, Dubs warn
“Overall we must ensure a greater spread of wealth from central coffers,” writes John Costello in his annual report.
# Mind Matters
‘It surprised everyone’ – Tipp hurlers ready to learn from McGeeney
Kieran McGeeney will work with the Tipperary hurlers on their preparation and management, captain Brendan Maher says.
# Denis the Menace
Bastick: I’m no longer a liability to the Dubs
Two-time All-Ireland winner Denis Bastick says he has been working hard to keep his discipline issues in check.
'It's about time that people gave us the respect we deserve,' blasts Mount Leinster keeper
Frank Foley kept a clean sheet in the Carlow club’s historic Leinster final win.
# Brolly
Tyrone official blasts RTÉ and Brolly for ‘scathing and venomous’ comments
Tyrone county secretary highly critical of RTÉ for allowing Joe Brolly’s outbursts.
The top 5 goals of the 2013 GAA Football Championship
These five are worth reliving — and then you can tell us which others should have made the cut.
# Hurling Men
What did Daly, Davy and Loughnane talk about today?
The three Banner legends were filming RTÉ’s end of year GAA review programme.
# Sports Science
Kilkenny hurler flying out for work experience with the Sydney Swans
Michael Fennelly hopes to convince the GAA to invest more money in collecting player data.
# Life Down Under
Daniel Flynn introduces the AFL to the magic of Crystal Swing
Surely it’s only a matter of time now before everyone’s favourite musical family are selling out dates in Oz?
# Spring Series
O'Sullivan: Spring Series in Croker 'great experience' for young guns
The Dublin Allstar pitted himself against the All Blacks in a skills challenge yesterday.
# bring it back
The GAA wants you to start playing Rounders again
GAA launches three-year plan to develop of one of its four official sports.
# RWC 2023?
GAA wanted to 'put the country first' by backing 2023 World Cup bid
“If we wanted to, we could have killed it, but we wanted to put the country first,” says GAA President Liam O’Neill.
# king henry
Return of the King — Fennelly delighted to see Shefflin back after ‘horrible’ season
Kilkenny great Henry Shefflin expected to return for a remarkable 16th inter-county season in 2014.
POLL: Who will win the AIB All-Ireland club hurling championship?
As the Leinster and Munster championships reach their climax, we want to know who you are tipping for glory on St Patrick’s Day.
# documentary
The Northernmost Point: a new documentary on the world’s most northerly GAA game
The Oulu Elks and Helsinki Harps made history in a game held just south of the Arctic Circle last October.
# Club Talk
'The hard work was worth it in the end' -- Fennell reflects on transfer saga after first Vins title
Eamon Fennell targets more medals with Vincent’s after the Dublin champions booked their place in the Leinster semis.