The players, past and present, who have been awarded scholarships, from left: Rob Lowe (Leitrim), Barry Cahill (Dublin), Tadhg Lowe (Roscommon), Donal Wrynn (Leitrim), Cathal Bellew (Louth), Anne Sinnott, executive dean at DCU Business School, Shane Carthy (St Vincent’s), Coman Goggins (Dublin), James McCarthy (Dublin), Chris Breen (Fermanagh), David O’Shaughnessy (Westmeath)and Eoin O’Connor (Louth). Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The Gaelic Players Association have this year opened their support programmes to inter-county managers as well as players. Dessie Farrell, the associ(...)

Dublin’s Dermot Connolly is grabbed by Donegal’s Neil McGee following an incident that resulted in a straight red card for Connolly. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

In the furore that surrounded the Dublin-Donegal championship match of three years ago perspective counted for a lot. For some there was fascination i(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness: “We’ll need to be on our toes from the first minute against Dublin. We’ll need to implement our own game plan from the very first minute.”

Maybe 2011 still matters. Jim McGuinness seems to be employing the same philosophy; the attempted shaping of a sport that leaves itself open to manip(...)

Barry Cahill: “It’s just so demanding really, and teams are coming back earlier every year. There’s no real off-season, even if you’re not allowed train collectively, you feel under pressure to actually keep your body in decent nick.”

It’s not quite a chorus of disapproval but former Dublin All-Ireland winner Barry Cahill has added his voice to r(...)

At the launch of Show Racism the Red Card at Croke Park today were Padraic Duffy GAA director general with Greta Perevalovaite and Rafael Mamba of Blakestown Community School and Eoin Mc Cafferty of Show Racism the Red Card organisation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There was “no place” in the GAA for players or officials who engaged in racist activity, the organisation's director general Páraic Duffy said (...)