Soldiers attend Mise Eire. George Morrison’s film showed over twenty years of Irish history, from the 1890s to 1918, through existing archive material. Its soundtrack, an orchestral score by Sean O’Riada, became hugely popular

‘Music’, announced Seán Ó Riada on that first day, “Is the organisation of ideas through sound.” We music students, in the antechamber of the Easter R(...)

Leinster’s Eoghan O’Gara and Michael Murphy of Ulster in action during last year’s semi-final at Páirc Tailteann. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In this season of spiritual renewal there remains the mystery of the interprovincial championships. Philosophers, GAA fixture makers and all who wrest(...)

Paddy Andrews of Dublin is tackled by Kerry’s Fionn Fitzgerald during this year’s All-Ireland senior football final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Some of the most lauded underage footballers are being fooled into thinking senior success is a mere transition. Dublin footballer Paddy Andrews says(...)

Monaghan intercounty footballer Darren Hughes (left) with chief executive of Fastrack to IT Peter Davitt; Microsoft managing director Cathriona Hallahan; GAA chief Aogán Ó Fearghail; and Cavan intercounty player Cian Mackey in Breffni Park, Cavan, at the launch of Youth2Work. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Youth2Work, an initiative providing young people with training in technical skills, is launching a pilot programme for rural communities in Cavan and (...)

Dublin fullback Rory O’Carroll would not chance playing on if he were to suffer another head injury. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

One more concussion and Dublin full back Rory O’Carroll could retire. The 25-year-old made this assertion despite only sustaining a single head tra(...)

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(...)

Mayo players, with Liam Horan and his backroom staff in the background, before the All-Ireland football final in 2012, which they lost to Donegal by 2-11 to 0-13. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

KD: You managed Ballintubber to the Mayo intermediate championship before the senior final in 2007. Do you remember that day?JH: Yeah. Against Kiltima(...)

Donal Óg Cusack:  “We represent intercounty players. We never, ever claimed to represent club players.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Funny how times change and roles are, seemingly, reversed. Donal Óg Cusack, to so many who witnessed Cork scale hurling’s Everest on three occasion fr(...)

The new owner of the famous Hayes Hotel in Thurles has said he wants to turn the landmark property into a “cultural hub” which will recognise its role in GAA history but also become a thriving business. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The new owner of the famous Hayes Hotel in Thurles has said he wants to turn the landmark property into a “cultural hub” which will recognise its role(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue (15) finds the net to give his side a late reprieve against Mayo.

A headline posted recently on the bleacherreport.com warned that next Saturday’s NCAA football opener between Penn State and Central Florida schedu(...)