croke park

'A lot of people think referees are getting paid. We get absolutely nothing for refereeing above in Croke Park'

Leading hurling referee Fergal Horgan feels the level of criticism targeted at officials is unfair. Hurling officials have come under scrutiny recently for awarding too many frees, with former Tipperary manager Babs Keating describing the handling of the recent Allianz...

New second tier All-Ireland football championship to be called Tailteann Cup

The new second tier All-Ireland football championship will be called the Tailteann Cup. GAA president John Horan at Congress this afternoon revealed the name of the trophy for the Division 3 and 4 teams who do not reach their respective...

Henry Shefflin steps down as Ballyhale Shamrocks manager

Henry Shefflin has left his managerial role at Ballyhale Shamrocks. It comes just days after he lead the club to an eighth All-Ireland title in a tenure which delivered unprecedented success. The 10-time All-Ireland winner only led the Kilkenny champions to...

‘Day didn’t get to them. They performed heroically’

Borris-Ileigh manager Johnny Kelly accepts his side’s poor conversion rate, particularly the seven shots that dropped short, was the root cause of their defeat. A plucky showing could have been so much more but for their 16 spurned scoring opportunities,...

Anthony Daly: One eternal truth: There’s no end to a Kilkenny man

WHEN Siobhan Madigan interviewed Colin Fennelly for RTÉ Radio 1 Sport just moments after yesterday’s All-Ireland club final, Fennelly spoke honestly and succinctly about how far this Ballyhale team have travelled, and the deep satisfaction considering the starting point...

PM O'Sullivan: Croker is as close as Ballyhale ever comes to the sea

This bus, if anything could capture the essence of Ballyhale Shamrocks, must be the vehicle. New bloom: Ballyhale Shamrocks celebrate victory in Kilkenny's SHC Final on November 5, 2006. Selector, PM O'Sullivan is second from the right at the back....

'When we won the junior county, we thought we were in heaven then'

Michael Holland knows a thing or two about the big day in Croke Park. A club stalwart, his son Jer led Fr O’Neill’s up the Hogan steps in 2006 to collect the All Ireland junior hurling club championship silverware....

Rovers’ road takes them from brink of Junior B to Croker

There are somewhere over 2,200 GAA clubs in Ireland so the chances of one from any given corner of the country making it to one of the All-Ireland finals being decided in Croke Park in the same weekend are,...

Pope’s Dublin visit to cost €20m

Pope Francis' five day visit to Dublin next summer is going to cost an estimated €20m according to Archbishop Diarmaid Martin who was speaking on The Sean O'Rourke Show on RTE Radio 1 yesterday. He also said fund raising has already...

McGregor in talks with GAA over Croke Park fight

The long talked about dream fight for Conor McGregor could become reality next year after his manager revealed the Notorious is in talks with the GAA about a Croke Park fight. McGregor hasn't fought in Dublin since July 2014 when he...
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