By Mark Lynch A unique pairing of semi-finals is on the horizon in the AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championship, with two relative underdogs attempting to break through to the echelon of All-Ireland winners. They find themselves up against two dynasties of the championship, but it’d be naïve to assume both semi-finals are foregone conclusions. Both taking … [Read more...] about Crokes and Corofin favourites to advance but underdogs keen to cause upsets
By Laura Varley RTÉ recently announced an exciting new deal with the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA). This will see a collaboration that will include the increased televising of club and league games. The plan, which will be in place from 2019 until 2022, will exist in conjunction with the present GAA coverage on TG4 and Eir Sport. RTÉ will simultaneously air at least … [Read more...] about Finally, a deal we can all agree on
By Gary Elbert The 2019 National Hurling League action kicked off this past weekend. Defending titlists Kilkenny threw down with Cork in an action-packed opening weekend that provided glimpses of how far down the road the big hurling teams are in terms of preparation. The tournament has traditionally been a real-world laboratory for managers, eager to experiment and measure … [Read more...] about 2019 National Hurling League promises to be a close affair
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?