Kerry’s Colm Cooper with James McCarthy and Philly McMahon of Dublin during last September’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s little over four months since the counties met in the All-Ireland final but Dublin and Kerry are back in Croke Park this evening for the opening (...)

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail and director general Páraic Duffy at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s one of the established tropes of GAA annual reports so it was no surprise to see director general Páraic Duffy set about attempting to rectify wh(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly leaves the pitch after being sent off in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. GAA Director Páraic Duffy has said that Connolly sometimes gets “a bad press”. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Páraic Duffy has defended the GAA against the charge that they did not give a fair hearing to the players’ proposals for football championship reform,(...)

Dublin’s Davy Byrne was left hospitalised after an incident during his side’s clash with Armagh last year. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

GAA Director General Páraic Duffy has criticised the failure of Dublin and Armagh to co-operate with the investigation into the incident that left Dub(...)

Stephen Rochford: will bring his Mayo team to Cork for the opening Allianz League clash at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday.  Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

He accepts that the position of Mayo manager is a pressurised one but Stephen Rochford doesn’t believe that the challenge is especially daunting. He (...)

Kevin McManamon: believes Dublin’s successes in the league in recent years have helped the team go on to secure championship glory. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Like many of his most striking contributions in Croke Park, it comes late in the day. Towards the end of his interview at yesterday’s launch of this y(...)

Meath captain Donal Keogan lifts the Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup after the final at  Páirc Tailteann, Navan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

O’Byrne Cup final Meath 1-17 Longford 1-11 Having finished their Leinster championship last summer with that morale draining defeat by Westmeath, M(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his changes in the panel and backroom personnel  has raised optimism in the county. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY McKenna Cup final Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 – Tyrone have been the driving force in this competition since it was resumed in(...)

GAA director of games research and development Pat Daly. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

The GAA needs to develop the ethical basis of its coaching philosophy if it is to tackle the significant problem of players dropping out before adult(...)

Paul Kinnerk rejoins the Clare hurling management team after a year’s absence. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The return this week of Paul Kinnerk to the Clare hurling management is the latest evidence that manager David Fitzgerald is preparing a considerably(...)