Jim Gavin: “He was in the dressing room at our shoulder in victory and defeat. If one was going to battle, Andy Kettle is someone that you would want at your side.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The passing of Dublin county board chairman Andy Kettle on Tuesday has led to shock, grief and warm memories emanating throughout GAA circles for a(...)

Tiger Woods is propping up the leaderboard after carding a five over par opening round of 77 at the Hero World Challenge on his return form injury
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 5, 2014, 08:35

World Cup bid The Rugby World Cup is less than a year away and hopes of an Irish victory are higher than ever. But, if Joe Schmidt’s men fall s(...)

The redvelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh is a a priority for the GAA before they consider a second stadium in Dublin.

The GAA’s Director General has poured cold water on the notion of the association building a medium-size stadium on the outskirts of Dublin. Speaking (...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill stood by his projection that the GAA was on its way to having more members overseas than at home. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Early GAA interaction with the United States was complicated. The 1888 season became the only one in the history of Gaelic games to be written off ent(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the 2-1 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford last night
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  • December 3, 2014, 08:27

RIP Hughsey In the early hours the funeral of Phillip Hughes took place in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales. More than a thousan(...)

Ian Madigan has been cleared fit for Leinster’s trip to The Stoop to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup at the weekend
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  • December 2, 2014, 08:25

GAA ground support GAA president Liam O’Neill has voiced his support for a Leinster Gaelic games stadium to be built on Dublin’s M50 motorway r(...)

Cian O’Sullivan, Michael Darragh Macauley and Paul Flynn (right) with Liam O’Neill before the All Stars match in Boston. Photograph: Ray McManus /Sportsfile

In a wide-ranging media briefing in Boston, during the GAA-GPA All Stars tour, GAA president Liam O’Neill has voiced his support for a Leinster Gaelic(...)

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 (...)

Páraic Duffy: “They’re [Australians] very positive about wanting to come to Ireland next year”

In an impressive, death-bed recovery the international rules series looks set to return to being staged annually. After the indignities of recent year(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill: ‘Taking a gap year is a bit like breaking off an engagement and going back again – it doesn’t really work. You could get a lot more momentum into it if it was played every year’. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAA President Liam O’Neill has accepted that the gap year introduced to the international rules series in 2008 has not worked. He also said that there(...)