Henry Shefflin addressing the assembled media: “Of course you’d love to keep going but I’m 36 not 26 and I knew that day was coming.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It mightn’t have been the theatre of his specific dreams but it was in a way appropriate that the curtain came down on Henry Shefflin’s record-breakin(...)

GAA director general Paraic Duffy, outgoing president Liam O’Neill and new president Aogán Ó Fearghail. Photo: Inpho/Andrew Paton

GAA officials expressed themselves happy with the weekend’s annual congress, held in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. The most sig(...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

Aercap chief executive Aengus Kelly.

The aircraft finance giant formed last year by the $7 billion takeover of International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) by Irish-based Aercap has (...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital. “We have placed two large orders in the last 12 months, so that’s really a significant vote of confidence in our business.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Just weeks ago, aircraft leasing specialist SMBC Aviation Capital agreed to buy 80 of Boeing’s newest model, the 737 Max, from the US giant in a deal (...)

Cork and Milford player Anna Geary after receiving the AIB Munster club camogie award, with her club Milford. Photograph: Sportsfile

IAN O’RIORDAN Cork’s All-Ireland winning camogie captain Anna Geary has welcomed the establishment of a Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA), sug(...)

St. Vincent’s players celebrate after the 2014 All-Ireland club football final - the current proposals are looking for the club championships to be condensed into the calender year.  Photograph:Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The ongoing dismay at the current GAA calendar may be resolved by March when Central Council are likely to decide upon the proposals made by the GAA w(...)

Cork’s Jennifer O’Leary celebrates scoring their first goal of the All-Ireland final win against Kilkenny. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As the winter ticked and tocked with news of one big-name GAA retirement after another, camogie lost one of its greatest players too. There was no sta(...)

GPA chief executive officer Dessie Farrell at the launch of the 2014 annual report. “We are a separate entity, but I think there’ll always be a requirement for funding from the GAA.”Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) are facing “serious funding challenges” as demand increases for the player welfare services currently offered to(...)

Limerick’s Séamus Hickey: “We were wondering where we could get the impetus to drive this programme forward . . . . I’m really chuffed for Limerick hurling.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Limerick All Star Séamus Hickey is happy to have a home-grown manager remain in charge of the county’s senior hurling team although he welcomes Anth(...)