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...

It was terrific game to win but Galway men are not there yet

We have no desire to be a killjoy after Galway’s thrilling triumph in Sunday’s tumultuous All-Ireland hurling semi-final, but the job of ending the county’s nearly 30-year championship famine isn’t done yet and whether...
Galway defender Eoghan Kerin tracks the run of Kerry's James O’Donoghue during Sunday's All-Ireland football quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Loads of regrets for Galway as cautious attitude proves costly

Inside Track with John McIntyre THERE’S still a long road for Galway footballers to travel in order to become serious All-Ireland contenders again. Despite facing a below-par and, at times, sloppy Kerry at Croke Park...

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