The GAA’s uniqueness is in its community bases and vast voluntary network of families and administrators encouraging the playing of the games at local level. The big days in Croke Park are celebrations of that reality but not an end in themselves. Photograph: Inpho

It’s rare GAA briefings stray into the territory of paradigm shifts but yesterday in Croke Park, director general Páraic Duffy’s discussion document o(...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy. “Counties see us as having a responsibility to do what’s in our power to influence”

Yesterday’s briefing in Croke Park on a paper on player overtraining and burnout and the GAA fixtures calendar, drawn up by the association’s directo(...)

Drug testing was agreed with the GAA in 2001 and implemented the following year. Photo:  James Crombie/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association has released a statement in respect of the un-named Monaghan player, who is currently before the GAA’s Anti-Doping Hear(...)

The Kerry team celebrate winning defeating Antrim to reach Division One B of the hurling league. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry’s achievement in defeating Antrim to reach Division One B of the hurling league has according to the GAA vindicated the decision to make promoti(...)

Feargal McGill, the GAA’s head of games administration: “The problem was that five games weren’t enough so we had to look at more fixtures and the quarter-finals worked.” Photograph: Inpho

As the Allianz Hurling League reaches the final regulation weekend of the season, the GAA has confirmed the current format will be reviewed at the end(...)

Ballygunner’s Shane O’Sullivan in action against Cratloe (Co Clare) during last weekend’s AIB Munster club hurling quarter-final at Walsh Park, Waterford. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Central Council will this weekend consider a proposal to condense the football and hurling club competitions into the same year, starting in 2016. Th(...)

Referee Barry Kelly with  manager Brian Cody after the All-Ireland final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA may have to tweak the inter-county championship season if it is to devise a sustainable new fixtures schedule. At present a sub-committee, lo(...)

Donegal captain Michael Murphy: will again be asked to lead Ireland, as he did in last year’s series in Ireland. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It will be at least three weeks before Ireland manager Paul Earley is ready to name his panel for November’s international rules Test in Australia. Pr(...)

The Armagh County Board have expressed their thanks to Paul Grimley after the manager resigned in the wake of Armagh’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final defeat to Donegal. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A key Croke Park official has expressed reservations about the proposal circulated at Leinster Council that the senior provincial championship should (...)

Referee Marty Duffy shows David Hyland of Kildare a black card. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA have welcomed data from the current football league that indicates an increase in scoring and a reduction in the number of cards issued by (...)