Revitalised Kilkenny set to relish getting stuck into the champions

Inside Track with John McIntyre INNOCENCE can be a bad thing. There we were thinking (hoping) that Kilkenny hurlers would be down for years. They had been falling off the pace since the county’s last...

Walsh entitled to breathing space before deciding on Galway future

Inside Track with John McIntyre Within hours of Galway footballers making the championship exit to Mayo at the Limerick Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening, it appeared that Kevin Walsh was a dead manager walking –...
The Galway Girls Dance Troop at the launch of the Galway Summer Racing Festival in cafe en Seine on Monday. From left: Aoife Lyons, Leona Donoghue, Lynne McNally and Elaine Moylan. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Hurling’s traditional powers left to rue consequences of final defeats

Inside Track with John McIntyre You couldn’t quite label it a revolution afternoon for hurling given that one of the triumphant teams were the reigning All-Ireland champions, but when two of the sport’s oligarchs fall...
St Michael's John Hanbury gets in a challenge on Barna's Oisin Gormley during Saturday's senior football championship tie at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Dublin footballers’ historic drive for five now seems unstoppable

Inside Track with John McIntyre THE gulf between five-in-a-row chasing Dublin footballers and the chasing pack is getting even bigger. After their latest demolition job at Croke Park on Sunday, Jim Gavin’s squad again look...
Galway's Peter Cooke prepares to take on Roscommon's Shane Killoran during Sunday's Connacht senior football final at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Cunningham leads heroic Rossies to glory on terrible day for Galway

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT was difficult not to wonder what Anthony Cunningham had let himself in for after the Connacht Club football semi-final at Hyde Park last November. Roscommon champions Clan na nGael...
Galway defender Gareth Bradshaw comes under pressure from Roscommon's Tadgh O'Rourke and David Murray during the 2018 Connacht final at Hyde Park. It will be the counties' fourth consecutive provincial showdown on Sunday.

It’s time for footballers to end the uncertainty about summer hopes

Inside Track with John McIntyre THERE’S such a divergence of opinion on the real worth of Galway footballers that nearly nothing would surprise us in Sunday’s Connacht final at Pearse Stadium – a fourth consecutive...


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