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Players Association chief Dessie Farrell believes the game of football is being suffocated by its restrictive and outdated provincial champions(...)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

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke with Áine Lawlor and Finbar Furey at the Mansion House Dublin. Lawlor and Furey were recipients of the Lord Mayor’s Awards 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Broadcaster Áine Lawlor and folk and traditional musician Finbar Furey are among the recipients of the 2015 Lord Mayor’s Awards for their contributio(...)

GPA CEO Dessie Farrell at the launch of the report entitled “Never Enough Time” – the experience of third level student county GAA players by Dr Aoife Lane, Department of Health Sport and Exercise Science, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Even accounting for the presumption that no student in the world would admit to having enough hours in the day to satisfy all their demands there are(...)

Tipperary’s Bill Maher and Dublin’s Niall Scully  contest a loose ball in the Munster champions’ two-point semi-final victory. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 0-14 Dublin 0-12It would have been an unlikely proposition not so long ago but Tommy Toomey has suggested his young Tipperary players now ca(...)

Tipperary’s Colm O’Shaughnessy and Jimmy Feehan celebrate after the final whistle. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 0-14 Dublin 0-12Injury-time points from Steven O’Brien and Kevin O’Halloran sealed a dramatic first ever Eirgrid All-Ireland U-21 football c(...)

Dublin Manager Dessie Farrell has a  formidable looking side as they prepare to take on Tipperary in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

After making a grand total of five Munster under-21 finals in the first 44 years of the competition, Tipperary have been in seven of the last nine. Th(...)