Dublin’s Davey Byrne returned to training this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Armagh and Dublin county boards have until Monday to challenge the proposed fines handed down to them by the Central Competitions Control Committe(...)

Could Jim McGuinness, Jim Gavin or  Éamonn Fitzmaurice, above,  win an All-Ireland if put in charge of Cavan, Sligo, Tipperary or Meath? The answer is, I believe, emphatically no. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I was asked recently if the role of the manager has expanded in the past 10 years. I was flanked by Peter Canavan and Jim McGuinness. Also happened to(...)

Bernard Brogan at Dublin sponsor AIG’s re-launch of insurance products for members of all sporting clubs in Ireland. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Davey Byrne has returned to full training with the Dublin footballers after suffering facial injuries before the start of a challenge match against A(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: As is evident from Gavin’s press conference last week, he and McGeeney attempted to keep the lid on the incident.   Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is some irony in the fact that it was Dublin manager Jim Gavin’s attempt last Thursday to draw a line under the Davey Byrne incident that end(...)

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail rejected the suggestion that media reaction had forced the CCCC to investigate the matter. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Nearly five months into his GAA presidency and Aogán Ó Fearghail has suddenly found a more commanding voice, promising the GAA will do whatever is n(...)

The GAA have launched a probe into an incident which left Dublin footballer Davey Byrne with serious facial injuries. Photograph: Inpho

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail has declared that “every game is governed by the same rules” and expressed his confidence in the investigation only no(...)

Diarmuid Connolly holds off Paul Sharry and John Gilligan. He was  the best Dublin forward in terms of dealing with the pressure Westmeath exerted. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Instead of people despairing over Dublin’s decade-long domination of the Leinster championship, maybe we should look at the attitude which Westmeat(...)

Dublin captain  Stephen Cluxton lifts the Delaney Cup after victory over Westmeath.  Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Nine out of 10 Leinster titles is no trend. It’s not part of the so-called cyclical nature of football in the province. There’s permanency to it. Ji(...)

Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring a goal in the Leinster SFC Final against Westmeath at Croke Park. Photograph:  Inpho

Dublin 2-13 Westmeath 0-6 When it comes to Leinster finals these days, we dutifully pan for grains of interest having long since given up on finding (...)

The phrase “behind closed doors” has always been one of the most loaded in the GAA lexicon. Ostensibly, the in-camera match arrangement allows both te(...)