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The weekend’s action

There was a raft of football and hurling action on within the county this weekend, with a second round of matches in the Michael Walsh Leagues in the former while in the latter the first shots were fired in this year’s county Championship. Let’s start with that SHC action from last night. Four teams are contesting the TJ Tyrell Cup […]

LGFA Championship fixture details confirmed

The LGFA earlier today confirmed fixture details for this year’s Championship. In light of the disruptions caused by Covid-19, the LGFA decided to scrap the provincial competitions and go instead with a round-robin format comprising four groups of three counties. The winners of the four groups advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals. Today’s announcement provides outline dates for the round-robin games […]

Reality bites on reopening plans

The new Government’s announcement yesterday evening that elements of Phase 4 of the Covid-19 reopening programme were being put on hold has come as a bit of a reality check. Within the GAA world, the measure that’s of most concern is the decision not to proceed for now with lifting the maximum allowable number for mass gatherings from 200 to […]

Club and county co-operation the way for now

The club versus county rumpus that has arisen across the country in recent weeks was as predictable as it was depressing. So much for the still-ongoing Covid-19 crisis being used by the GAA as an opportunity to do things better. Instead it was just more of the same old story. It’s good, then, to read Mike Finnerty’s interview with Mayo […]

LGFA Championship draw made

The draw was made yesterday evening for this year’s LGFA Championship, with separate picks made for the Senior, Intermediate and Junior competitions. The LGFA often tend to be more progressive in their thinking than their counterparts in the GAA. Faced with the need to rejig their Championships due to Covid-19, they opted to jettison the provincial competition element and move […]

Inter-county fixtures published

The GAA have this morning published details of their plans for this year’s inter-county fixtures, following the expected return to play at county level in October. You’ll find full details published by the GAA here. On the football side of things there are no major surprises in the fixture list, as the GAA’s proposals were well trailed in advance. There […]

It’s a knockout?

It looks as if the GAA are set to unveil their proposals for this year’s Championships in the near future. An announcement on that is now expected as early as Monday next. Damian Lawlor was on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland show this morning and he sketched out the bones of the GAA’s plans as he understood them – his subsequent piece […]