GAA president Liam O’Neill has confirmed that the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals and semi-finals will continue to be played at Croke Park, despite growing concern over crowd sizes.
Just 35,000 are expected at GAA HQ for Sunday’s quarter-final double-header, with Kerry-Galway and Cork-Mayo on show. This pales in comparison with the 63,446 sup [..]
Ex-Armagh footballer Enda McNulty has carved out a very fine career as one of the country’s leading sports psychologists, working with the Irish and Leinster Rugby teams, David Gillick and Shane Lowry in the past.
A ‘siege mentality’ has become one of the biggest cliche’s in modern sport, especially so in the GAA where any successful team th [..]
Monaghan vs Kildare, All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifier Round 4B, Croke Park, Saturday August 2nd 7pm. (Live on Sky Sports)
Monaghan and Kildare conclude Sky Sports coverage of Gaelic football for the summer when they meet on Saturday evening at GAA HQ.
Kildare supremo Jason Ryan has been fanning the flames ahead of the encounter [..]
LiveGaelic founder and erstwhile club player Donal O’Connor, along with former Cavan Intercounty player Sean Brady, embark on a ten week strength and conditioning challenge under the watchful eye of Functional Training Ireland’s David Hare.
In this week’s segment of the Train to Win segment, Donal is over halfway through the 10 Week Challeng [..]
Former Tyrone defender Philip Jordan has revealed that he believes the finances will be there to support the GAA turning semi-professional in the near future.
The 34-year-old was writing in his Irish News column, where he also claimed that the Gaelic Player’s Association would support the game turning professional, provided there was enough [..]
When Shane Dowling bagged his second goal for Limerick on Sunday, there was some controversy surrounding the goal, although referee Barry Kelly correctly awarded it.
Liam Sheedy, who was on co-commentary duties in Thurles, criticised Kelly and felt that the goal should have been dissallowed:
To me that should have been a free-out. I’m surpr [..]
Kerry vs Galway, All-Ireland Football Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Sunday August 3rd 2pm. (Live on RTÉ)
It’s the height of the summer and everyone is jolly – the Galway Races are in full swing, it’s the August Bank Holiday weekend and, most importantly of course, the All-Ireland football quarter-finals are upon us!
And wha [..]
Meath vs Armagh, All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifier Round 4B, Croke Park, Saturday August 2nd 5pm. (Live on Sky Sports)
Both these counties go into Saturday’s clash harbouring a type of siege mentality.
Armagh boss Paul Grimley has imposed a media ban on his squad, owing to the perceived unfairness with which Armagh were treate [..]
Preview: Cork v Mayo, GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship 2014 Quarter Final A, Sunday 3 August, Croke Park, 4pm
Mayo and Cork meet this Sunday at headquarters for the second of the weekend’s All-Ireland football quarter- finals. This is an intriguing tie with both teams coming into the game with question marks over their recent p [..]
Former Tyrone great Ryan McMenamin has urged the Red Hand supporters to lower their expectations, in the wake of a disapointing campaign by Mickey Harte’s side.
The tigerish defender claimed Sam Maguire three times as a player under Harte, but following champioship defeats to Monaghan and Armagh, McMenamin told the Irish Examiner that “they’ [..]
Electric Ireland have really upped their game when it comes to this ad for the All Ireland Minor Championships.
It contains all the hallmarks of the life a minor inter-county player enjoys, including exams, girls, training and spinning around in your mate’s car.
The ad features players from the Ballymun Kickhams club in Dublin and will air fo [..]
In this week’s twitter hotseat we spoke to Antrim skipper Neil McManus. The Cushendall native told us about his love and passion for the game of hurling, the need for the development of hurling in Ulster and Antrim’s prospects in the future.
He also took time to tell us about the ferocity and strength of club hurling in Antrim and how it’s [..]
Kerry have named their team for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash with Galway in Croke Park, with just one change from the side who trounced Cork in the Munster final earlier this month.
Michael Geaney replaces the injured Stephen O’Brien in the Kingdom attack – the Kenmare forward misses out due to a quad injury.
Geaney, the f [..]
1. David Gleeson (Tipperary)
Solid throughout and made a couple of good stops that stamped out any little chance of a Dublin resurrection.
2. Seamus Hickey (Limerick)
The Wexford inside forward line had been formidable the last couple of weeks but were kept quiet all afternoon
3. James Barry (Tipperary)
Seems to be setting in to the role i [..]
1. Huge scoring in qualifiers
While flicking through Twitter on Saturday night, I would have sworn I was following updates from a hurling match. However, it was Galway vs Tipp in the round 4A football Qualifiers. As it was between two very high profile hurling counties, it was an easy mistake to make.
It is a rarity that a football match [..]
Limerick 4-26 vs 1-11 Wexford, All-Ireland Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium Thurles, July 27th 2pm.
Limerick full-forward Shane Dowling led a devastating first half onslaught as the Shannonsiders provided a young Wexford team with a very harsh lesson.
TJ Ryan’s men were a whopping 3-15 to 0-8 to the good at the break, wi [..]
Tipperary 2-23 vs 0-16 Dublin, All-Ireland Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Semples Stadium Thurles, July 27th 4pm.
Tipperary set up a semi-final clash with Munster rivals Cork after seeing off the challenge of Dublin with little hiccups.
It was a strange game overall and never really took off as a spectacle. Tipperary were much the be [..]
Cork 0-21 vs 1-11 Sligo, All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifier Round 4A, O’Connor Park Tullamore, Saturday July 26th 5pm.
Cork put the harrowing Munster final defeat three weeks ago behind them with victory in the final round of the Qualifiers over a ga [..]
Galway 4-17 vs 4-12 Tipperary, All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifier Round 4A, O’Connor Park Tullamore, Saturday July 26th 7pm.
Galway made it through to the All-Ireland quarter-finals for the first time since 2008 following a highly entertaining win over Tipperary this evening.
Both counties netted four times apiece, but Galway reg [..]
1. Will the Wexford bandwagon roll on to Croker?
The story of the Summer so far has been the exploit of Liam Dunne and his Wexford hurlers as they have travelled through the back door to reach the All-Ireland quarter final. This Sunday in Thurles they take on Limerick, who are still reeling over the chances they wasted against Cork in the Mu [..]