Páraic Duffy has defended the decision to move Roscommon’s Division One clash with Dublin to Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Inpho

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has defended the late change of venue for Sunday’s Allianz Football League clash between Roscommon and Dublin, desc(...)

‘Irish Volunteers’ Adam Cahill and William Northey with Kildare’s Niall Kelly and Clare’s Tony Kelly at the announcement of the 1916 commemorative event at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At first it appeared that the GAA’s media launch of their plans to commemorate the centenary of the1916 Rising had, like the event itself, officially (...)

GAA  president Aogán Ó Fearghaíl with director general Páraic Duffy at the associations’s annual congress at the   Mount Wolseley Hotel in Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA’s annual congress was again a crash course in the association’s deficiencies when it comes to planned and constructive change. Yet, curiously(...)

The GAA Congress voted for a mark in football for high catches, but proposals to bring All-Ireland finals forward didn’t fly. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Although the GAA director general Páraic Duffy said that he was disappointed with the outcomes of a number of Saturday’s debates, the weekend’s annual(...)

Like the GAA with Croke Park, clubs around the country have invested in facilities and would like to be able to earn some return on them. Photograph: 	Inpho

The history of GAA sticking plasters is not encouraging. Remedies dreamed up or kept in place in order to palliate some necessary reform have a habit (...)

Gaelic Players Association chief executive Dessie Farrell. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association has announced that players won’t take part in any All-Ireland B championship, as proposed to this month’s annual congre(...)

The GAA will propose the introduction of an under-20 inter-county football championship at next month’s congress. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA will propose the introduction of an under-20 inter-county football championship at next month’s congress. This is a compromise on the proposal(...)

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(...)