Limerick lead the way in All-Star nominations

ALL-IRELAND champions Limerick have had 14 players nominated for All-Stars after another year at the top of the tree. Kyle Hayes, one of three Limerick players shortlisted for hurler of the year, as been nominated as a defender after being honoured as a forward last year. PwC GAA/GPA Hurling All-Star Nominations Goalkeepers:  Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny), […]

JACK MADDEN: Limerick Scale Everest. Again.

THERE was something so symbolic last year when Declan Hannon climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand and shared the Liam McCarthy Cup with Cian Lynch. This time round, with the roles reversed and the outcome repeated, it was freakish. Fittingly freakish, for a Limerick side that now are beyond the vocabulary of sporting excellence. […]

Can the Cats dethrone reigning champs Limerick?

We canvass hurlers across the province for their take on this Sunday’s All-Ireland final showdown between Limerick and Kilkenny. Keelan Molloy (Antrim) YOU certainly couldn’t argue that isn’t the two best teams in the country going head-to-head again this year. Limerick and Kilkenny were All-Ireland finalists last year, they’re back again and they’ve both won […]

Dowds: Antrim camogs reset and ready for Limerick

By Kieran Lynch AFTER three weeks of hard training, Antrim are ready to put the disappointment of their Ulster final loss behind them when they begin their All-Ireland Senior Championship campaign on Saturday, according to manager Elaine Dowds. The Saffrons were upset 0-15 to 0-9 by Down, but Dowds has been mightily impressed by the […]

JOHNNY McINTOSH: Money matters

IT already seems inevitable that the Limerick hurlers will go on to complete a historic five in-a-row, and for me the elephant in the room is money. JP McManus has pumped in serious money to Limerick, they’ve reaped the benefits, and it makes me think of the Saudis and Russians who have bought up Premiership […]

Gallagher feels there is more to come to meet high standards

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher feels there is more to come from his squad to meet their ” high standards” after Saturday’s 12-point win over Limerick. It was a game that saw Conor Glass captain Derry at senior level for the first time, with Glen’s Ethan Doherty also getting a first start of […]