Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Diarmuid O’Sullivan celebrate winning the 2005 All-Ireland. Cork haven’t won the senior hurling title since. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Diarmuid O’Sullivan celebrate winning the 2005 All-Ireland. Cork haven’t won the senior hurling title since. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

The mushroom theory of hurling development in Cork became a cliche so long ago that its ironic referencing has by this stage become equally cliched. T(...)

Jim McGuinness’s first championship game in charge for Donegal attracted the opprobrium of the Sunday Game, something that turned  McGuinness into a cause celebre  that summer. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

It is one of the peculiarities of the GAA football championship that it tends to start with little fanfare. Yes, there have been a succession of launc(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh and Donegal’s Michael Murphy in action during their Allianz League Division One match at Ballybofey, Co Donegal. Photograph: Inpho

The big lift-off to this year’s football championship comes on Sunday with the meeting of Tyrone and Donegal, who between them have won five of the la(...)

Pauric Mahony (left) scored 1-90 during Waterford’s successful league campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Were hurling All Stars being handed out on the basis of the recent league, there’s little doubt that Pauric Mahony would have been one of those honou(...)

Aidan O’Mahony had medical reasons for taking Salbutamol. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

In a way the biggest surprise about the news that a GAA player is being investigated for a failed dope test is that this has happened so rarely.In the(...)

Drug testing was agreed with the GAA in 2001 and implemented the following year. Photo:  James Crombie/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association has released a statement in respect of the un-named Monaghan player, who is currently before the GAA’s Anti-Doping Hear(...)

Sign at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Inpho.

The GAA will meet the Irish Sports Council later this month to discuss the implementation of blood testing within Gaelic games next year, which was an(...)

John Meyler: says current structures aren’t serving the development of hurling. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Appointing retired players from successful counties to mentor teams is among the measures the GAA needs to consider for the development of hurling.Jo(...)

Tom Woulfe, who was pivotal in getting the GAA to drop ‘Rule 27’, has died age 99.

The death has taken place in his 100th year of Tom Woulfe, one of the most influential figures in the GAA’s history. A Kerryman, who lived most of his(...)

Tyrone U-21 mentor Peter Canavan: There’s no reason to doubt his  sincerity in rejecting the insinuation that the management schooled the players in cynical practices. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So far the GAA’s ‘Respect’ initiative had a thin enough time of it since being launched more than five years ago. Intended to foster “a new approach o(...)