By Martha Brennan As the inter - county GAA calendar drew to a close earlier this month, with the women’s Gaelic football final finishing off a spectacular summer of Irish sport, we were once again reminded of the stunning gap between men and women’s sporting coverage in Ireland. The ladies’ finals once again garnered only a fraction of the coverage of the men’s, … [Read more...] about The coverage question: should the ladies’ All-Ireland finals be played the same day as the men’s?
By Martha Brennan 2018’s senior hurling championship was a source of anxiety for both players and fans as the summer approached. The roll - out of the new structure was highly anticipated and the round-robin format was criticized as soon as the vote went through last autumn. But even with all the talk leading up to the championship, no - one was prepared for the level … [Read more...] about A review of the system: intense scheduling just one issue in new hurling format
Will a young and upcoming Na Piarsaigh side be able to topple reigning hurling champions Cuala? Can a young yet experienced Corofin side reclaim their place at the pinnacle of club football in Ireland? On the 17 March 2018, two clubs will walk away with the most prized accolades that a club player can win whilst also gaining bragging rights for their particular code for the … [Read more...] about All-Ireland Club Finals Day preview
NUI Galway student Conor Whelan achieved more than most last year. Not only did the Inter-county hurler help lead his team to victory in his second All-Ireland final, the 21-year-old from Kinvara was also awarded an All-Star, named Young Hurler of the Year, and appeared on Ireland AM to discuss mental health. If all of that wasn’t enough, the future teacher celebrated the … [Read more...] about “Never get too high when you win and never get too low when you lose,” says All-Star Conor
I’ve enlisted the help of a parish tipster to call each game. An outright NUIG hurling man, seen often in deep thought by the Clubhouse wall or by the stand in his home parish jotting down notes about training. Mysterious to most, yet knows all about you if you hurl for a 3rd level college. UL vs NUIG: I tiptoe toward the game; the Tipster has an edge about him that … [Read more...] about In conversation with The Tipster: Fitzgibbon Predictions, Round 2.