Australia coach Alastair Clarkson is  keen on playing in US. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The GAA and AFL are actively exploring the possibility of staging the International Rules series outside Ireland or Australia every third year. It (...)

Ireland celebrate with the Cormac McAnallen Cup after beating Australia at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The international series evokes a range of reactions but no one can argue with its resilience. Having hit various crises over the past 10 years and(...)

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(...)

A fan looks on from the terrace during the Round 3B qualifier between Galway and Derry at Pearse Stadium in July. Photograph: Inpho

When we look at the intercounty championship structures, the idea of natural selection rather than intelligent design suggests itself, but there we(...)

Hurling will come to Fenway Park in November. Photograph: Rich Gagnon/Getty Images

The Dublin and Galway hurlers will play off in Boston’s Fenway Park as part of an Irish festival to be held at the venue in November. The AIG Fenway (...)

Dublin fans create an atmosphere on Hill 16. Tickets for the county’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Mayo sold out very quickly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA realised when the recession hit that it would face a significant challenge to maintain attendance figures. According its director general Pára(...)

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(...)

Referee Pádraig Hughes consults with his umpires before awarding a penalty to Kerry. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Just when you thought it was safe: a recent national referees review meeting concluded that 2015 had to date been very encouraging with few if any maj(...)

Kieran Fitzgerald and Martin Farragher celebrate Corofin beating Slaughtneil in the All-Ireland club football championship final in March. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

GAA plans for a calendar-year season to operate in its major competitions will not now happen next year. The idea that the format, which was initially(...)