THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin during a press conference ahead of the GAA GPA All Star Tour 2014 match on Saturday in Boston,  Massachusetts. Photograph: Sportsfile

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has called for the abolition of the national league. Speaking on the GAA-GPA All Stars trip to Boston where he will (...)

Fighting erupts between Irish and Australian players during the second Test of the 1984 series. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

It is hard not to conclude that the International Rules has become to sport what dear old Nidge was to fictive characters of the criminal underworld: (...)

Eugene McGee with Mick O’Dwyer at the launch of his book ‘The GAA in My Time’ by Eugene McGee. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

It was Eoin Liston who for me most vividly expressed the enormity of what Eugene McGee had wrought on Kerry. Twenty four years ago this month, the gre(...)

 Keith Higgins of Mayo tracks Kerry’s James O’Donoghue at Croke Park last weekend.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

There’s a great story told in Michael Foley’s book “Kings of September” about the moment in the week before the 1982 All-Ireland football final that (...)

St Vincent’s celebrate their AIB All-Ireland senior club football championship success last March at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

At Saturday’s Central Council meeting dedicated to its second report, the Football Review Committee formally sailed into the sunset.In the space of it(...)

The angry scenes as Cavan under-21 manager Peter Reilly confronts referee Derek O’Mahoney at the end of the game against the Dublin under-21s as stewards hold a spectator back. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Cavan county board may be requested to assist in the investigation into the abuse of match referee Derek O’Mahoney after S(...)

Former chairman of the Football Review Committee Eugene McGee. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The former chair of the Football Review Committee has challenged the GAA to come up with a better plan to address the fixtures crisis if the or(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill and Chairman of the  Football Review Committee (FRC) Eugene McGee: The FRC would have become aware that there is a huge interest in the whole business of fixing the inter-county season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a couple of months it will be the 35th anniversary of then minster for health Charles Haughey’s deathless description of his Family Planning Bill a(...)

The GAA is moving towards acceptance of the need to take overall control of all fixtures nationally to ensure a fairer schedule of activity for club p(...)