Limerick defender Seamus Hickey is the new GPA chairman. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick hurler Seamus Hickey is the new chairman of the Gaelic Players Association after being elected at Saturday’s AGM of the players’ body (...)

New Ireland International Rules manager Joe Kernan: Photograph: Inpho.

Former All-Ireland winning Armagh manager Joe Kernan outlined at yesterday’s media launch in Croke Park his plans for this year’s International Rules(...)

Alan O’Connor put in a towering performance in the centre of the pitch  last Sunday and as the game wore on, his self-belief got stronger and stronger. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It gets harder and harder to know who to believe. Never mind that: it gets harder and harder to be believed, full stop. In the run-up to the Munster f(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores his side’s  fourth goal against Kildare in the Leinster semi-final at Croke Park last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s hard to condemn the team you soldiered with for 16 years, although these are troubled times for Kildare football, and Dermot Earley in no way den(...)

Laois’s Pauric Clancy celebrates their Leinster final  victory over Kildare in 2003. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Twelve years ago Laois and Kildare contested the Leinster football final. On Saturday they’re in the provincial quarter-final, possibly wondering whet(...)

GAA Director General Paraic Duffy, selectors Darragh O’Se and Padraig Joyce, GAA President Aogan O’Fearghail and new International Rules manager Joe Kernan. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA have confirmed that former All-Ireland winning Armagh manager Joe Kernan is the new Irish international Rules manager.The Crossmaglen native h(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: will be hoping to rebuild a winning mentality and create confidence in his young side, says former Lilywhite star, Dermot Earley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the parallel universe of the O’Byrne Cup, Kildare rule the world. Jason Ryan’s team are bidding for a three-in-a-row when they play Dublin in tomo(...)

 Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to concentrate on hurling in 2015.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Cork dual star Aidan Walsh has confirmed he is to withdraw from the Cork senior football panel and focus exclusively on playing for the county’s hur(...)

Nevin Spence down on the farm: tragic death in slurry tank accident. Photo: John Dickson

He was all that we want our sporting heroes to be. Nevin Spence was a talented centre with the Ulster rugby team. At just 22 years of age he was on(...)

Waterford manager Niall Carew with Kieran McGeeney during his time as a selector with Kildare.

This weekend’s football qualifiers will see many eyes drawn to Omagh and the cross-county line contest between Tyrone and Armagh but Newry also stages(...)