By Oisín Bradley Once again, on the night that Ireland’s finest footballers and hurlers descended on the Convention Centre for the annual All - Star Awards, the word ‘Cluxton’ was trending on Twitter in the capital for all the wrong reasons. As has been customary every year since the Dublin net – minder’s last All-star since 2013, the blue brigade have shown outrage … [Read more...] about Opinion: Rory Beggan deserved to win All – Star ahead of Stephen Cluxton
By Darren Casserly Former GAA player Tomás Ó Sé recently called into question the practice of Aussie Rules teams taking Gaelic Footballers from their clubs without compensation. He suggested that Aussie Rules teams should pay a fee to take Irish players from their club. The question that would need to be asked is where will the money go, since GAA is an amateur sport? … [Read more...] about Should Aussie Rules teams pay GAA clubs for taking their players?
By Mark Lynch NUI Galway became the first team this season to take points off leaders UL in the Electric Ireland Senior Hurling League Division 1 Group A on Tuesday 6 November, after a thrilling 0–25 all draw in Dangan. While they’ll be glad to put their run of losses to bed, Jeff Lynskey’s men will be slightly disheartened that they couldn’t seal the win in the … [Read more...] about NUI Galway end Senior Hurling League campaign with captivating draw against UL
By Mark Lynch As Dublin quietly put preparations in place to capture the eternally elusive five in a row of All - Ireland Senior Football Championship titles, all eyes are on some of their nearest challengers for the Sam Maguire. Perpetual bridesmaids Mayo have gone backwards in order to go forwards, as they turn to former manager James Horan to guide the team to the … [Read more...] about Kerry search for their own special one
James Horan; the only man for the job By Paul O’Malley The Mayo County Board’s decision to bring back James Horan as manager is a positive move. First off, it is important to consider the mentality of Horan himself. He comes back a much wiser and learned head. Speaking to Mike Finnerty for Mayo GAA TV, he said he is in a “privileged position to be able to work with … [Read more...] about Head to Head: Is James Horan’s return as Mayo manager a good thing?