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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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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

Taking stick: All to play for as Dubs and Galway clash in relegation showdown

Both counties will be pleased to get another big match under their belts before the championship as the managers pick their sides on form.

Iron Mike: I once got a prison official pregnant

The rollercoaster ride that is Tyson’s life has had some crazy stops along the way “but she had no baby”

Quinlan tips native Tipperary

The former Munster and Ireland back-row says Cork are improving under Jimmy Barry-Murphy but believes the Premier side have the edge

Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Taking stick: Steering away the spotlight

It was amusing to watch Eddie Brennan and Liam Sheedy big up the other’s counties on League Sunday but as we have seen in the past, swallow with large portions of salt.

Monday 2 April, 2012

Stat attack: Getting that 500 record

American sports are transfixed by statistics and achieving a 500 record or better is often a sign that a team is in good shape – so how does that translate to the GAA?

League draw: Tipp and Cork back in Thurles as Dubs face Galway in Tullamore

The places and times have been sorted out for the league finals, semi-final and relegation clashes

Hogan out for four weeks with collapsed lung

The Kilkenny star was detained in hospital last night after an aerial clash with Galway goalkeeper Jamie Ryan.

Taking stick: Bitter neighbours finally learning to share

Cork will be happier because for a second week running, they haven’t stopped running: Kilkenny were outpaced down the stretch at Pairc Ui Chaoimh and Tipperary were caught at the ribbon in Thurles.

Taking stick: Five things we learned from the weekend’s NHL

The five regulation rounds of the NHL are over so it’s time to take stock of five issues that inspired the pitter-patter of our grey matter – such as Waterford’s fight and Galway’s lack thereof.

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