Stephen Melia made a record 179 appearances for Louth during an inter-county career that spanned three decades. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The death has taken place after illness of the great Louth footballer Stephen Melia. Holder of a record 179 appearances for the county, in a senior ca(...)

Dublin’s Paddy Andrews is September’s player of the month. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy Andrews of Dublin and Kilkenny’s TJ Reid have been named as the Opel GAA/GPA Players of the Month for September in football and hurling respecti(...)

GPA chief executive  Dessie Farrell with county footballers, from left, Dermot Malone, Monaghan, Michael Quinlivan, Tipperary, James McCarthy, Dublin, Ronan Sweeney, Kildare and Michael Quinn, Longford, at the presentation of the GPA’s Football Competitions Proposal. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

On paper it all looks attractive and perfectly workable: a condensed intercounty football season, the addition of a new round-robin All-Ireland ser(...)

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has unveiled its proposals to the GAA’s competition structures review. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has unveiled its new “Champions League” type football proposal, which will now go before Croke Park as part of th(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan and Mayo’s Lee Keegan have been named the GAA/GPA players of the month for August. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo’s Lee Keegan and Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan have been named the GAA/GPA August players of the month for football and hurling respectively. Keega(...)

A revamped football season would still likely witness Kerry celebrating All-Ireland wins in front of Hill 16 but it would give so-called weaker counties added incentive. Photograph: Alan Betson

I read last week about the intention of the Gaelic Players Association to canvass its players on the structures of the All-Ireland championship. Dessi(...)

Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath, left, Mary Claire Rennick, second left, Childhood Cancer Foundation, Laura Cullinane, Childhood Cancer Foundation, and Dessie Farrell, right, Chief Executive of the GPA, at the launch of a new charity partnership between the GPA and Childhood Cancer Foundation. Photo: Ramsey Cardy

Gaelic Players Association chief Dessie Farrell believes the game of football is being suffocated by its restrictive and outdated provincial champions(...)

Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath with (from left) Oran, Ciara and Shona Murray from Letterkenny at the launch of a new charity partnership between the GPA and Childhood Cancer Foundation. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile.

Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath is making a strong recovery from testicular cancer surgery, according to Gaelic Players Association boss Dessie Farrell.(...)

Dublin footballer James McCarthy has a therapeutic use exemption for a Ventolin inhaler.

James McCarthy answers the first question of the day with that look of complete inevitability – and no, it’s not about drug testing in the GAA.Because(...)

Sign at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Inpho.

The GAA will meet the Irish Sports Council later this month to discuss the implementation of blood testing within Gaelic games next year, which was an(...)