Claregalway captain Luke Roche and goalkeeper Mark King raise the cup aloft after their North Board Minor A Final win over Monivea/Abbey at Tuam Stadium on Saturday.

Vaughan’s red card proves fatal as Mayo left heartbroken again

Inside Track with John McIntyre OUR hearts ache for the greatest Gaelic football team to now probably never win the All-Ireland title. Another cruel, devastating final loss for Mayo at Croke Park last Sunday continues...
Galway's eighties heroes, Gerry McInerney and Joe Cooney, with their sons and 2017 All-Ireland medal winners, Joseph and Gearóid, before the Tony Keady Memorial fund-raising challenge at Kenny Park last Thursday. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

It’s time for Galway hurlers to get greedy in the years ahead

Inside Track with John McIntyre The dust is starting to settle on a momentous afternoon for Galway hurling at Croke Park last Sunday week when the unprecedented achievement of winning the All-Ireland senior and minor...
FINAL JOY: Hurling Committee Chairman Michael Larkin, Joe Canning, Galway team manager, Micheál Donoghue, and John McGann, County Board Treasurer, in jubilant form after defeating Waterford in Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park.

A landmark day for Galway and this team could be here to stay

Inside Track with John McIntyre Let’s us never hear about Galway’s supposedly soft centre again. Ever since their league final dismantling of Tipperary, some critics have been waiting in the long grass for the Tribesmen...
Martin Hynes (Captain, Athenry Golf Club) pictured with the Fred Daly Trophy after their All-Ireland victory at Bray Golf Club on Tuesday. Also included, back row, left to right: Pat Coen (Team Manager), Sean O'Connell, James O'Connor, Darren Leufer, Cillian Lawless and Allan Hill. In front are Mark Shivnan and David Kitt. Photo: Pat Cashman

Galway’s moment has arrived but only if they seize the day

Inside Track with John McIntyre THE moment of truth is fast approaching for the Galway hurlers and for all their victories in 2017, including in the National League and Leinster finals, the players and management...
Mayo's Aidan O'Shea, in action against Galway's Shane Walsh, was wasted in a surprise full back role in last Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final.

Another Mayo gamble backfires but they still refuse to go away

A Different View by John McIntyre MAYO may have only beaten Kerry once in the championship – the 1996 All-Ireland semi-final – since 1951 and have also suffered some chastening defeats at the hands of...

Late Waterford surge blows the Rebels away to reach fifth final

Inside Track With fifteen minutes gone in the second-half of Sunday’s slow-burning All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Cork and Waterford, it was difficult to avoid the conclusion that Galway would comfortably beat the pick of the...


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