GAA director general Paraic Duffy, outgoing president Liam O’Neill and new president Aogán Ó Fearghail. Photo: Inpho/Andrew Paton

GAA officials expressed themselves happy with the weekend’s annual congress, held in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. The most sig(...)

The GAA Annual Congress at the  Slieve Russell Hotel in Co Cavan saw 67 motions on the agenda.  Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

On a busy day with an agenda of 67 motions, GAA Congress approved the one-on-one penalty and also an advantage rule in hurling, both proposals of Liam(...)

Ireland Head coach Joe Schmidt has been talking about concussion. Photograph:Billy Stickland/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Rugby
  • February 10, 2015, 09:00

Rugby: Concussion debateWith George North, or more particularly Wales, in the dock over concussion; Irish head coach Joe Schmidt says the earliest hoo(...)

Cork goalkeeper and captain Anthony Nash and Brendan Maher, the Tipperary captain, pose with the Allianz Hurling League trophy at St Anne’s Park, Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Cork captain Anthony Nash has expressed disappointment that the recent penalty trial in hurling won’t extend into the league. The twice decorated All (...)

Eamon O’Shea acquired the reputation of being an innovative  hurling coach and when Liam Sheedy invited him in to join the Tipperary set up, the players instantly responded to  his training methods. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I never retired! I didn’t retire. Babs didn’t pick me,” Eamon O’Shea clarifies with a laugh, lightly poking fun at his last days as the skilful, u(...)

Wexford referee James Owens sends off Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer for a second yellow card during the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final against Cork at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A hurling review committee headed by former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy has made 15 proposals to help improve the game, including the introduction (...)

Chairman of the  Hurling 2020 Committee Liam Sheedy with GAA president Liam O’Neill at the launch of the committee’s report at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA’s 2020 Hurling review committee’s proposal to allow a player who would traditionally be sent off for receiving a second yellow card be substi(...)

Launch of Hurling 2020 Committee Report, Croke Park, Dublin 6/1/2015(L-R) Frank Lohan, Ed Donnelly, Hurling 2020 Secretary, Terence McNaughton, Liam Sheedy, Chairman of the Hurling 2020 Committee, President of the GAA Liam O Neill, with committee members Paul Flynn, Pat Henderson and Des Cullinane. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A hurling review committee headed by former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy has made 15 proposals to help improve the game, including the introduction o(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and  Kerry’s Paul Murphy with (back row) Ger Brennan (Dublin), Armagh’s Ciaran McKeever, Derry’s Chris Haigue, Limerick’s Seamus Hickey, Wexford’s Ursula Jacob and Mayo’s Fiona McHale at  the launch of GPA Madden Leadership Programme at Croke Park.  Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

To criticise the GPA for working too closely with the GAA is “ridiculous” according to GAA director general Páraic Duffy, because initiatives such as (...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea, who received the backing from his players following the All-Ireland defeat by Kilkenny, urges his side forward. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is mounting concern in Tipperary hurling that manager Eamon O’Shea may no longer be able to commit to the post. In the aftermath of Saturday’s A(...)