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(...)

Aaron Findon pushes over the Donegal team doctor. Senan Connell broke down the incident in a calm and reasoned manner – RTÉ took a different approach. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA branch of Sky Sports must be feeling that very little breaking ball has gone their way this season. While they surely expected the initial fur(...)

Tommy Walsh was on the Kilkenny bench for this year’s National Hurling League semi-final and final.

Tommy Walsh’s nine All Stars and eight Celtic Crosses are not counting for much at the moment. Arguably the greatest number five hurling has ever seen(...)

Clodagh McKenna will take part in Ireland’s biggest barbecue competition at Riverfest in Limerick this weekend. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Hurling League final Old rivals Tipperary and Kilkenny will face off in Semple Stadium in Thurles at 3.30pm on Sunday. The Cats beat Galway(...)

Andy Moran of Mayo and Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin clash during last year’s All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. The two sides will meet at the same venue for Saturday evening’s NFL clash. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I The toss of a coin has denied Croke Park a double-header of games this Saturday evening, which might have helped offset th(...)

Sarah Lavin, National Junior Athlete of the Year 2013 (centre), with Adam Sheehan and Cliona Sullivan, both students from Oaklands Community College, Edenderry, Co Offaly, at the launch of the Aviva Health Insurance Schools fitness challenge yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 80 per cent of Irish secondary school teachers believe physical education (PE) should be a core examinable subject in the Leaving Certificate, ac(...)

St Brigid’s players celebrate winning last year’s All-Ireland club final on St Patrick’s day, a major event in the GAA calender. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

The first thing to bear in mind about yesterday’s second report of the Football Review Committee – focusing on competition structures and fixtures sch(...)