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Saturday 25 August, 2012

As it happened: Galway v Kilkenny All-Ireland under-21 semi-final

The Tribe went to war with The Cats in the second All-Ireland semi-final at the home of hurling

As it happened: Clare v Antrim under-21 All-Ireland semi-final

Join us at Semple Stadium as The Banner men and the Saffrons clash for a place in the All-Ireland final

Friday 24 August, 2012

Galway v Kilkenny — All-Ireland Under-21HC semi-final match guide

The second of Saturday’s All-Ireland U21 hurling semi-finals sees Galway take on Kilkenny in Thurles.

Clare v Antrim — All-Ireland Under-21HC semi-final match guide

Semple Stadium is the venue as Clare and Antrim look for a place in the All-Ireland Under-21 final against either Galway or Kilkenny.

Monday 16 July, 2012

What we learned from the weekend’s hurling

From Tipperary’s rocky road, why the home-and-away draws are not the answer, to why Waterford’s fight only takes you so far — Shane Stapleton looks at the weekend’s important issues.

Saturday 14 July, 2012

As it happened: Clare v Limerick SHC qualifier

Shane Stapleton was in Thurles as Clare faced neighbours Limerick in a repeat of the League 1B final

As it happened: Cork v Wexford SHC qualfier

Shane Stapleton pucks every ball as Cork clash with Wexford at Semple Stadium in the qualifiers

Relentless: Waterford need Mullane at full throttle to overcome Tipp

Shane Stapleton sizes up the titans set to meet in tomorrow’s Munster final.

Monday 4 June, 2012

Flynn says Longford are like ‘a bad ex-girlfriend’

Star wing-back, managers Jason and Glenn Ryan, and Brian Kavanagh react to Wexford’s draw with Longford at Croke Park

Five things we learned from the weekend’s hurling

Jack Guiney is Wexford’s new go-to guy and Galway do not always have to depend on theirs are just a couple of the things we noted from these Leinster hurling clashes

Sunday 3 June, 2012

Leinster SHC: Galway edge goalfest

Westmeath put up a spirited showing as The Tribe progress to the Leinster semi-final without Joe Canning

Hurling analysis: Faith’ not departing for Offaly

Ollie Baker’s men made the small margins count on Saturday night as Wexford

Taking stick: When the result doesn’t matter

Dublin were expected to beat Laois but the scoreline – 3-23 to 1-7 – is a big issue to a sport that saw almost half of its games decided by more than nine points in 2011

Saturday 2 June, 2012

Leinster SHC: Lake fired up for Tribe

John Shaw says his team is better prepared this season as Brian Hanley gets his first full run at inter-county championship hurling

Leinster SHC: McCaffrey says Dublin could have made league semi-final

Midfield grafter says the boys in blue deserved more for their efforts in Division 1A but that relegation has been forgotten and there is a championship buzz around the place.

Friday 1 June, 2012

East is east: Leinster hurling championship back in the swing

Here’s how we say the lay of the land as Dublin face Laois, Wexford go to Offaly and Westmeath look to shock Galway.

From Leinster SHC: Rossiter says Wexford not big enough for two codes Two's A Crowd

Leinster SHC: Rossiter says Wexford not big enough for two codes

Captain says there are good hurlers playing football this weekend and vice-versa but that it cannot be successful given the Model County’s population

Eastern promise as Donnellan vows to crack Leinster

Galway forward doesn’t believe in three-year plans and feels that the Tribe must take their chance if it is presented to them in 2012

Thursday 31 May, 2012

Leinster SHC: Mullaney has no fear of Dublin

The injured Laois star knows his side face a big challenge but has taken the positives from a win over Anthony Daly’s side in the Walsh Cup.

Saturday 19 May, 2012

Opinion: Déise toll may start to tell this year GAA

Opinion: Déise toll may start to tell this year

Michael Ryan said goodbye to midfielder Shane O’Sullivan this week and there is a feeling that Waterford cannot continue to challenge the top teams when they are losing so much experience.

Taking stick: Lar hit peak but still has doubters

The 2010 Hurler of the Year showed between 2009 and 2011 that he is prolific but not everyone is convinced that the Tipperary forward is among the best his county has produced

Friday 18 May, 2012

At odds: Put your money on Danny Sutcliffe for young hurler award

The Dublin young gun and Kilkenny’s old cannon are worth a punt apiece ahead of the hurling championship

Taking stick: Saffrons to sing as hurling championship opens

Antrim need to avoid old frustrations to overcome Westmeath in Mullingar while there may be a surprise on the cards when Laois visit Carlow

Dublin star Shane Ryan calls it a day due to injury

The Naomh Mearnog leaves the inter-county scene at the age of 33 having won six Leinster football titles.

Poll: What’s the championship game of the weekend? GAA This post contains a poll

Poll: What’s the championship game of the weekend?

There are seven championship games this weekend but we want to know which most tickles your fancy

Monday 7 May, 2012

Five things we learned from the league final

Kilkenny dismantled Cork at Semple Stadium on Sunday but are we any the wiser ahead of this year’s championship?

Sunday 6 May, 2012

As it happened: Kilkenny v Cork league final

Kilkenny dismantled Cork at Semple Stadium to win the league title in style, here’s how we called it

As it happened: Dublin v Roscommon All-Ireland under-21 final

Dublin beat Roscommon in Tullamore to claim a second title in three years, here’s how we called the game

Saturday 5 May, 2012

Cork and Kilkenny meet again with league title on the line

Jimmy Barry-Murphy is putting his brightest red rag out in front of the Kilkenny bull in a much-anticipated league decider in Thurles tomorrow.

Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Taking stick: Clare not finished yet

The Banner County got a dose of reality against Kilkenny but they can still look forward to the Munster championship with plenty of optimism.

Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Refereeing – the impossible job

As long as managers allow their players con referees, they should not exhibit the incredible gaul it takes to call them out in public. It’s a hard enough job as it is.

Bolt to run first 100m of the year

The reigning Olympic champion will fire off the blocks at the Jamaica International Invitational track and field meet at the National Stadium in Kingston on May 5

Taking Stick: Rebels with a cause

Cork have been hugely impressive in 2012 as Jimmy Barry-Murphy continues the work of Denis Walsh and sees one of his older heads make the difference against Tipperary

VIDEO: How about this for a long-range screamer? 'ave It This post contains videos

VIDEO: How about this for a long-range screamer?

Stefan Ishizaki puts Elfsborg ahead with a first-time volley from past the half-way line – worth a goo.

Nike makes jerseys from recycled plastic bottles Material World This post contains videos

Nike makes jerseys from recycled plastic bottles

Looking to foster a better world, the giants sports manufacturer has come up with its latest innovation

Brown suspended for Twitter outburst

Sheffield United have suspended the reserve team player for comments he apparently tweeted after Ched Evans’ rape conviction

Taking Stick: Time for realism

There are valid concerns over Tipperary’s form but it must be remembered that half the team is to come back and that Liam Sheedy wasn’t always able to avoid flat performances

Sunday 22 April, 2012

Sports film of the week: A Sunday in Hell Cycling This post contains videos

Sports film of the week: A Sunday in Hell

Every week we turn the lights down, get the popcorn on and watch one of your favourites together. Do join us.

Taking stick: league semi-finals preview

Declan Ryan is finishing the league without having fielded his best team while Kilkenny, Cork and Clare all have cases to think they can start the season with silverware

Friday 20 April, 2012

Galvin definitely out of Munster opener

Limerick manager Maurice Horan says his star midfielder is on a four-week weights programme for his injured knee but could yet miss the entire season

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