The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) is urging GAA Central Council to postpone today's planned vote on Tier Two football championship proposals to allow the Fixtures Task Force the time it needs to develop recommendations, which will benefit all units of the association.
Kilkenny manager Ann Downey was magnanimous in defeat, praising Galway for their hunger but backing her troops to come back from a third devastating Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final defeat on the trot.
Three first-half goals, and particularly two just before half-time from Niamh Hanniffy and Ailish O'Reilly, and a player-of-the-match performance from Niamh Kilkenny were key as Galway held off a determined Kilkenny in front of a record attendance for a standalone Final of 24,730, to bag a third Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.
Funny the notions people get when a rivalry is created. Think of the best ones in any sport and there was always an edge; a definite element of hatred. It is easier to go to war with that kind of mindset.
Eoin Kennedy (Dublin) dashed Westmeath's Robbie McCarthy's five in-a-row dreams to claim his 10th Softball Singles All-Ireland title in what was the last ever Singles final to be played in the old centre at Croke Park today.
Anne Dalton is relishing her new attacking role within the Kilkenny team but insists that she will gladly return to game-keeping once more if that is what manager Ann Downey requires of her in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Final against Galway on September 8th.