Ronan Elwood of Liam Mellows and Cuala's Darragh O'Connell in action during Saturday's All-Ireland Club hurling semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Mellows defensive mindset does them few favours against Cuala

Inside Track with John McIntyre LIAM Mellows travelled to Thurles last Saturday with a plan, but it was the wrong one. The Galway champions operated a sweeper system in a bid to restrict the scoring...
Glenamaddy-Glinsk’s Stephen Glynn and An Cheathru Rua's Coilin O Domhnaill battling for possession during Saturday's County U-21 B Football Final at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Enda Noone.

Little in the formbook to suggest Mellows can pull off surprise win

Inside Track with John McIntyre GREAT Galway club teams of the past, Sarsfields, Kiltormer, Athenry and Portumna, couldn’t manage it – winning the All-Ireland title at the first time of asking – and that statistic...
ON GUARD: Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan attending the launch of the Allianz Hurling League at Croke Park ahead of Sunday's home clash with Antrim. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

Fixtures chaos on the cards after a spate of weekend cancellations

Inside Track with John McIntyre WAS it the Hand of God taking umbrage with the chaotic GAA fixtures madness running through the month of January that led to the monsoon-like rainfall which hit the country...
Players Aongus Callanan, Kenny Walsh, Conor Kavanagh, Tadhg Haran and David Fahy at the Liam Mellows GAA Club Victory Celebration and Awards Night in the Clayton Hotel. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

O’Neill damaged after trying to ride two horses at same time

Inside Track with John McIntyre MARTIN O’Neill is a dead manager walking. After attempting to ride two horses in relation to his future sideline plans, the former Northern Ireland international is now damaged goods after...
Galway senior hurling captain David Burke proudly stands beside the four cups won by the county in 2017, Leinster, McCarthy, Irish Press (minor) and National League, at a presentation function for the Galway minors in the Lough Rea Hotel.

Moorefield’s late heroics show that a game is never over until it’s over

Inside Track with John McIntyre HIGH-wire finishes in sport tend to be thrilling spectacles and we had another one at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise last Sunday when Moorefield pulled off a stunning victory in the Leinster...
Mountebellew-Moylough’s Shane Moran prepares to challenge Claregalway's Mark Rohan during Saturday's North Board U-21 A Football Final at Tuam Stadium. Photo: Enda Noone.

Mayo’s brazen attitude spells big trouble for new fixtures schedule

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT’S barely mid-December and already next year’s GAA radical and condensed fixtures programme is coming under strain. The basic tenant behind the overhaul which includes an earlier start to the...

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