GALWAY DOUBLE: Hurler of the Year, Joe Canning, and Young Hurler of the Year, Conor Whelan, at the PwC All Stars banquet in the Convention Centre, Dublin on Friday night.

Galway’s ‘magnificent seven’ but Harte unlucky not to make team

Inside Track with John McIntyre Ahead of last week’s announcement of the 2017 hurling All Stars, I was concerned that David Burke mightn’t make the line-up. After all, he had been left out of the...
Connacht prop Finlay Bealham, who is pictured taking on Munster's Dave Kilcoyne at the Sportsground last Friday, is also on Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt's cold list.

Schmidt’s treatment of Zebo and O’Halloran leaves very bad taste

Inside Track with John McIntyre JOE Schmidt is in the dock on two counts this week. It’s bad enough that the Irish Head Coach has seemingly consigned the French-bound Simon Zebo to the international wilderness,...
Galway football manager Kevin Walsh who faces into a defining season in 2018.

A defining year ahead for Walsh and Galway’s seasoned players

Inside Track with John McIntyre WHEN Galway footballers overcame Mayo for the second year running in the Connacht championship at Pearse Stadium last June, you’d have taken some convincing at the time that the Tribesmen...
Corofin’s Dylan Wall, Jason Leonard, Ciaran McGrath, Kieran Molloy, Martin Farragher and Michael Farragher celebrate with the Frank Fox Cup after defeating Mounhtbellew/Moylough in Sunday's Senior Football Final. Photo: Enda Noone.

Corofin complete ‘drive for five’ with less trouble than expected

Inside Track with John McIntyre COROFIN made a mockery of some pre-match speculation that they were vulnerable against a rising Mountbellew-Moylough outfit in Sunday’s one-sided county football final at Tuam Stadium. In completing a magnificent...
Castlegar’s Michael Connor, Eamon Flynn, Cathal Wall, Alan Duggan and Matthew Kilgannon celebrate with the Fr. Griffin Cup after defeating Athenry in the County Minor A hurling final at Kenny Park last Sunday. Photo: Enda Noone.

Next year’s radical GAA fixtures shake up is fraught with danger

Inside Track with John McIntyre THE GAA fixtures landscape – at both club and county level – will undergo such a radical overhaul in 2018 that it’s virtually certain there will be some fallout and...
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...


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