THEY were the best of enemies last year after four hot and heavy meetings – but Carlow boss Colm Bonnar insists Antrim have shown the way for his men after going toe-to-toe with some of hurling’s big hitters.
HEADING into the Championship summer, he was one of the success stories of an otherwise underwhelming National League campaign for Tyrone – yet things could have been very different for Padraig Hampsey.
ALL-IRELAND champions Tipperary lead the way as their entire starting team from the decider are in line for GAA/GPA hurling Allstars from a list of nominations that features players from eight different counties.
DOMINIC McKINLEY believes Waterford all-rounder Austin Gleeson can buck the trend and pick up this year’s GPA/GAA Hurler of the Year award following the release of the nominees for this season’s event.
SATURDAY morning and Stephen Rochford was the man who had revitalised Mayo’s fortunes and put the steel in them. Saturday evening and he was the man who had dropped the Allstar goalkeeper for an All-Ireland final.