Connacht's Tiernan O'Halloran who was a surprise omission from Ireland's 34-man squad for the November Internationals.

Connacht must develop Plan B as rivals are catching on

Inside Track with John McIntyre THERE was more than a few Connacht supporters justifiably hot under the collar when the 34-man Irish squad was unveiled for the November Internationals last week. Just three players from...
Galway GAA have officially launched the 2017 Season Ticket just ahead of the busy festive period. Tickets are €200 and are available from or by phone on 087-4561761. Pictured at the launch are Galway players Padraig Mannion, Gareth Bradshaw, Cathal Mannion and Eddie Hoare.

GAA rises to the challenge in backing IRFU’s World Cup bid

Inside Track with John McIntyre THE GAA rightly got a bad rap for decades over its hostility to other sports – an attitude which manifested itself in hurlers and footballers being banned from playing rugby...
Bearna's Paul Carty and Killanin's Edwin O Muiri follow the fligfht of the ball during Sunday's senior football championship tie in Moycullen. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

In the dark about what the Galway team might deliver

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT would take a smart man to predict with any certainty what to expect from Galway hurlers in Sunday’s Leinster championship quarter-final at Croke Park. Notoriously unreliable and inconsistent, the...
Galway players David Wynne, Michael Daly and Johnny Heaney celebrate their victory over Kildare in the National League Division Two Final at Croke Park on Sunday. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile.

Galway footballers look like a squad going places

Inside Track with John McIntyre LOOKING at the quality and pace – the rival players appeared to be in perpetual motion – of Sunday’s Division One football league final between Kerry and Dublin, it would...
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...
Galway defender Aidan Harte getting the better of Wexford's Conor McDonald during the teams' National League vlash at Pearse Stadium last February.

Wexford will tear into Galway – but it still won’t be enough

Inside Track with John McIntyre A championship defining ten days lies ahead of Galway’s two flagship GAA teams. The county footballers lay their Connacht title on the line against Roscommon on Sunday week, while the...


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