Jamesie O’Connor, Ollie Canning, Brian Carney and Rachel Wyse at the first ever Sky Sports GAA broadcast, Kilkenny versus Offaly, at Nowlan Park in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A simple majority vote against further negotiations regarding the GAA’s pay-per-view TV rights may be enough to end any extension of the current Sky d(...)

Tommy Walsh will start at full forward for Kerry in their Allianz Football League Division One opener against Dublin at Croke Park on Saturday night. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tommy Walsh will start at full forward in the Kerry team named to play Dublin in Saturday’s Allianz Football League opener at Croke Park. Two years a(...)

GAA Congress are to debate returning games to free to air television, which would prevent any extension of their current deal with Sky. Photograph: Inpho

Next month’s GAA Congress will debate the future of the GAA’s pay-per-view TV rights, potentially ending any extension of the current deal with Sky. (...)

Wexford senior football manager David Power: “Our number one aim is to give a good performance in every game, and secondly to get out of Division Four. I know it won’t be easy.” Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

“You can’t hold back,” says David Power, “you have to just go for it” - and he’s not talking about the drive from Clonmel to Wexford Park three times(...)

Marc Ó Sé: “The body feels great, and Isuppose I’ll be retired long enough.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

There is an expression in west Kerry – “mad for road” – which has nothing to do with driving but simply the desire to play football. And it’s just one(...)

Aidan O’Shea: the Breaffy man will swap his Mayo jersey for American football in The Toughest Trade. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Not long into the question about what Mayo might do differently this year Aidan O’Shea pauses slightly and then begins to interrupt himself.  &n(...)

A clock in front of Hamburg town hall displays a countdown to the German city’s referendum on whether to bid to host the Olympics – last November, the citizens voted against the bid. Photograph: Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images

There was a rumour going around the office this week that Dublin might be considering a late bid for the Olympics. Not without some hope either. Th(...)

Longford players celebrate their win over Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

Longford 1-12 Dublin 0-9 “No one is getting carried away,” said Denis Connerton, although no harm pretending. It’s not often Longford get to beat the(...)

The Parkrun first took place at Bushy Park In London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

My accountant rang me late on Thursday to know if Seb Coe was for real. It sounded like he had Sky News on and someone was talking about the World An(...)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe said he was determined to learn from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) independent commission report. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/AP Photo

A method of drug testing that was clearly beginning to work; a series of initial tests they were right not to act on; and a softly ringing endorsement(...)