St Thomas' players celebrate their recent county senior hurling championship triumph at Pearse Stadium, but the final took place very late in the year on November 18

Local GAA fixtures crisis must be tackled or players will walk away

Inside Track with John McIntyre THERE is no end in sight to the fixtures crisis which continues to engulf the GAA. If anything, the situation is getting worse as the frustrations of club players, in...
Sinéad Burke of Galway is presented with her TG4 All Star award by Ard Stiúrthóir TG4, Alan Esslemont and President of LGFA Marie Hickey during the TG4 Ladies Football All Stars Awards, in association with Lidl, at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

Schmidt’s legacy will stand the test of time after extraordinary success

Inside Track with John McIntyre NO manager or coach is irreplaceable, but Joe Schmidt is as close as it gets. The popular New Zealander’s decision to return to home shores after next year’s World Cup...
Corofin team manager Kevin O’Brien celebrates their Connacht Club senior football final victory over Ballintubber at MacHale Park last Sunday with his wife, Emer, and their baby, Alice. Photo: Brian Harding.

O’Neill’s sacking is no surprise but FAI gamble with best way forward

Inside Track with John McIntyre FOLLOWING that thumping 5-1 loss to Denmark in the World Cup play-off at the Aviva last year; just one win in their last 11 matches; and failing to find the...
Nigel Canavan, Salthill Hotel (sponsor), presenting the Man of the Match award for the County Senior Hurling Final to St. Thomas' Darragh Burke after their victory over Liam Mellows at Pearse Stadium on Sunday. Photo: Enda Noone.

Terrific St Thomas’ hold too many trump cards for the title holders

Inside Track with John McIntyre It was probably just as well that rival sideline mentors Louis Mulqueen and TJ Ryan – neither, ironically, a Galway man – had a heated exchange at Pearse Stadium on...
Galway captain Padraic Mannion and his brother Cathal, with the team's Kitman Tex Callaghan, and the Wild Geese trophy after their free-taking shootout victory over Kilkenny at Spotless Stadium, Sydney on Sunday. Photo: Ray McManus /Sportsfile

Brilliant Corofin give Cunningham and Roscommon big reality check

Inside Track with John McIntyre ANTHONY Cunningham was among the crowd of about 1,000 at Dr Hyde Park for the Connacht Club senior semi-final last Sunday and the new Roscommon football team manager got a...
Deirdre Ashe, sponsors, and Kathleen Woods, President of the Camogie Association, present Galway's Sarah Dervan with her Liberty Insurance All-Stars award in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Saturday night.

Hearts go out to Cappataggle in wake of another semi-final exit

Inside Track with John McIntyre DEPARTING Kenny Park last Sunday after two riveting senior hurling semi-finals, the over-riding emotion was sympathy for the gallant players of Cappataggle. For the second year running, they have now...


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