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Opinion: Saturday’s Farce Should Be The Last Straw For Current U-21 Structure

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On Saturday evening, Limerick emerged victorious in the All-Ireland semi-final against Galway in a thrilling encounter. The game ended with a four-point victory for the Treaty men on a scoreline of 2-23 to 2-19, with Barry Nash and Aaron Gillane playing well throughout for Limerick. For Galway, their senior star Conor Whelan played well, as did Jack Coyne who looks like …

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The Best Mayo-Kerry Combined XV Of The Last Fifteen Years

Dublin , Ireland - 1 October 2016; Aidan O'Shea of Mayo during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Mayo and Kerry is one of the newer rivalries in the GAA, but it is a fixture that never fails to disappoint and there have been some exceptional footballers playing with these counties over the last 15 years. Between them, they have contested a combined 15 All-Ireland finals in this time (including two between the pair in 2004 and 2006) …

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Limerick Beat Galway In Thurles Thriller To Reach All-Ireland Final

Limerick will play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland u-21 final after beating Galway 2-23 to 2-19 after a tense battle in Thurles. Pat Donnelly’s men finished the game the better side and will now meet Eddie Brennan’s Cats on September 9. Great performances from Peter Casey, Barry Nash, Robbie Hanley and Colin Ryan were key from the Shannonsiders. Galway, despite goals …

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Quiz: Can You Name Every Footballer To Score A Goal In An All-Ireland Semi-Final Since 2012?

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final 3/8/2014 Kerry James O’Donoghue Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship is reaching the latter stages as Kerry face Mayo this weekend in the first of the semi-finals. In the second last-four clash, Dublin take on Tyrone next Sunday in one of the most hotly-anticipated encounters of recent years. One thing an All-Ireland semi-final tends to guarantee is entertainment – and with this in mind, we …

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Mayo Name Team For All-Ireland Semi-Final Showdown With Kerry

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Tyrone vs Mayo Mayo Manager Stephen Rochford celebrates at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

The paths of Mayo and Kerry to the All-Ireland semi-final could not be more different. The Kingdom eased through Munster, and weren’t forced out of third gear by Galway as they dream of claiming their first Sam Maguire since 2014. Meanwhile, the Connacht side have stumbled to this stage. After a loss to Galway in the Connacht semi-final, Stephen Rochford’s …

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Kerry Make Three Changes In Team For Semi-Final Showdown

Dublin , Ireland - 30 July 2017; Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Kerry and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Kerry have named a strong side as they look to reach return to the All-Ireland final following a two-year absence. Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s side have eased to this stage, with facile victories over Clare, Cork and Galway. However, the Connacht outfit did ask questions of the Kingdom in the quarter-finals, creating several goal chances but failing to raise a green flag. …

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