Coen and Keary hold key to Loughrea title hopes

Inside Track with John McIntyre We have been here before. Four times previously, in fact, since 2002. So there is no shortage of history – or bad blood for that matter – between the...

All-Ireland Club Champs can have no complaints

Inside Track with John McIntyre In the space of 24 hours last weekend, the reigning Galway senior hurling and football champions fell by the wayside, but in vastly contrasting fashion. St....

Portumna let All-Ireland Club champions off the hook

Inside Track with John McIntyre SINCE the club’s last of five senior hurling title triumphs in 2009, Portumna could be forgiven for thinking that fate is conspiring against them in their efforts to chalk...

Galway hurling needs to take a leaf out of Clare’s book

Inside Track with Ciaran Tierney Where to now for Galway hurling? As virtually the entire hurling world celebrates in the afterglow of a truly phenomenal All-Ireland final replay, genuine delight at the success of...

Mayo’s chance to finally banish demons of the past

Inside Track with John McIntyre SIX times Mayo footballers have been beaten in All-Ireland finals since 1989 and on each occasion, they have fallen short – and badly short in their three September showdowns...

Big sporting injustice just avoided in titanic hurling final

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT was a game from the ages and for the life of me, I still don’t know how Clare weren’t crowned All-Ireland senior hurling champions for only the fourth...


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