The second coming of Babs

With Tipperary hurling in a four-year doldrum, emanating ever since their 2001 All-Ireland win over Galway, the county board looked to a familiar face to put a halt to the downhill slide,…

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The devolution of the hurling helmet

Hurling is the only competitive game on earth where protective head-gear is required, but where the fashion trend is to continue to seek, source and brandish the oldest, most vintage pieces on…

The curious case of the GAA media ban

The French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr once wrote “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” and that is certainly true of the GAA in 2018 as we head into…

Kieran Fitzgerald: An ode to longevity

Earlier this year, the GAA announced the release of archive footage, with highlight reels of every All-Ireland football and hurling final since the 1960s now available on their website. Such viewing material…