Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien said the blockade of Fingal county councillors was an attack on democracy. Photograph: David Sleator

Fianna Fáil has claimed the blockading of Fingal county councillors after a local authority meeting last week “is obviously going to be a trend acros(...)

DCU manager Niall Moyna, who agrees with Cathal Cregg’s claims that young players are being over-trained. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Many crises that ‘erupt’ have been a long time coming and lag behind the warnings that preceded them. In the GAA, it is no different.The two hottest i(...)

Merrion Capital’s management is poised to buy out the stockbroking firm in a deal worth up to €15 million. The fi(...)

Most Senators knew nothing of the visit to ‘the Land of the Rapidly Rising Row’ until they read about it last week. Photograph: Getty
Miriam Lord’s Week

Japanese trip sees Seanad all fired up Our report two weeks ago about a select group of Senators (and one TD) travelling to Japan for a six-nig(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath: a hip surgery success story. From surgery Christmas 2012 to the best goal of the All-Ireland final nine months later. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The first answer is that there is no answer. As is so often the case when we start casting around for a through line connecting a spate of injuries of(...)

Croke Park broke new ground by staging the first floodlit All-Ireland final on an almost magical evening when David Fitzgerald’s Clare hurlers erupted through the twilight to capture a memorable replay victory. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

When it has acquired a bit of sepia in time to come, 2013 will be remembered as an extraordinary year for the GAA. A century after its purchase, Croke(...)

Jim Gavin receives his Philips Sports Manager of the Year award from Cel O’Reilly (Managing Director Philips Ireland) and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport, at a function in the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In a reverse of 1995, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin saw off Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald for the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award(...)

Surgeon Gerry McEntee is very concerned about potential injuries due to players playing too many matches over a short period of time. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Six years on it’s the issue that hasn’t gone away. When the GAA’s Burnout Task Force issued its report and recommendations, there was a brief focus on(...)

As a player Jim Gavin flew under the radar but as manager it looks like he might hit the heights of success. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“In the flying school, you have to be very precise with time – there’s no clock five minutes fast. But my wife does that, which kind of irritates me a(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: “We don’t use previous games as motivation.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The last thing Jim Gavin is going to do is get all nostalgic about playing Kerry in the football championship. The Dublin manager doesn’t do sentiment(...)