Roscommon’s Niall McInerney and Sean McDermott with Alan Dillon of Mayo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) the summer. Roscommon carry the newbies’ curse now of having lost games in a particular way. Four wins(...)

Everton and Republic of Ireland full back Seamus Coleman on a visit to Evelyn Community Primary School in Prescot. Photograph courtesy of Everton FC

Killybegs. “We would have had Gaelic footballers come in,” he says, “not many soccer players. It was the(...)

Maria Sharapova claimed to have been taking meldonium for 10 years and to be unaware it was added to Wada’s prohibited-substance list. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

McGill, the GAA’s head of games administration and part of Croke Park’s anti-doping committee. “So we(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal poses for a fixture with a young fan after his side’s FA Cup fifth round win over Shrewsbury Town. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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  • February 23, 2016, 08:19

(...) levels. “The game’s governing body and major tournament organisers have a duty of care not only to the(...)

Inner-city sports amenities

Sir, – Breda O’Brien is correct (“Public debate tough on crime but not on its causes”, Opinion(...)

The GAA’s uniqueness is in its community bases and vast voluntary network of families and administrators encouraging the playing of the games at local level. The big days in Croke Park are celebrations of that reality but not an end in themselves. Photograph: Inpho

(...)’t even have to playing the same game. Feargal McGill, GAA head of games administration and player welfare(...)

Joe Schmidt has delivered two Six Nations and got us to a World Cup quarter-final. He is ideally placed to bring in structures so the next wave of players are better coached at a younger age. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

(...) national sport in New Zealand and South Africa. It is fourth in Ireland behind soccer, Gaelic football and(...)

Clearing Dermot Connolly  to take part in last Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay came as a surprise. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) as the correct decision in keeping with the maxim that justice must be done even though the heavens(...)

Kerry’s Marc Ó Sé is shown a black card by referee Maurice Deegan who had a good match  in filthy conditions in the semi-final at Croke Park. Photogrraph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

(...) but there’s still always the sense that like some Wild West frontier town, Gaelic games are always(...)

 Dennis Bergkamp: found the Italian attitude  to space frustrating  in his years at Inter Milan. Photo:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

(...) spread of the blanket defence through Gaelic games can attest. At least initially, rugby union has now(...)