The incident in which Meath’s Mickey Burke and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara clashed at Croke Park last Sunday. Photograph: Inpho.

The GAA have called an end to the alleged biting affair that emerged after Sunday’s Leinster football final at Croke Park. No further investigation(...)

Meath’s Michael Burke protests to the referee after a scuffle involving several players on both teams late in the Leinster final defeat to Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

So Dublin recorded a 16-point thumping of their neighbouring rivals on a lovely sunny afternoon in Croke Park before the best attendance of the season(...)

Donegal’s Martin McElhinney, Christy Toye, Colm McFadden and David Walsh celebrate winning the Anglo-Celt Cup. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Old Ulster is dead. In other decades, Donegal came and went like mayflies in the northern theatre but yesterday they won the Anglo-Celt Cup for the th(...)

Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie and Dick Clerkin with Donegal’s Neil McGee. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Donegal 0-15 Monaghan 1-09 The hex is broken. Donegal reaffirmed their status as the new standard in Ulster by wresting the Anglo-Celt Cup back(...)

Monaghan’s Cormac McManus will pose a huge threat to Donegal in the Ulster final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

They might be giants. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Malachy O’Rourke has transformed a Monaghan team with a great future behind it into a s(...)

Donegal’s Odhrán MacNiallais after scoring a goal against Monaghan during the league campaign.

Last summer, Odhrán MacNiallais had a bird’s eye view of the slow disintegration of Donegal’s championship season. He trained with the squad and trav(...)

Dublin players Sinead Goldrick (football), Philly McMahon, Ali Twomey (camogie) and David O’Callaghan  (hurling) model the  county’s new AIG-sponsored jersey at official launch of the the Dublin GAA season at Parnell Park yesterday. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Dublin defender Philly McMahon has said the All-Ireland champions haven’t spoken about any issues around biting in the wake of their recent O’Byrne(...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy and president Liam Ó Néill during the  press conference for the publication of the association’s annual report at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

The controversy caused last April by allegations of biting against a Dublin player in the league match with Donegal has been described as “one of the (...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill and GAA director general Páraic Duffy (right). Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has hit out at Dublin and Donegal for “damaging the reputation of the Association” with their conduct after a Dub(...)

The return to fitness of forward Andy Moran, here celebrating his goal against Galway in the Connacht quarter-final, has given his county a massive boost. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Well now. That got nasty in a hurry. Remember the run-up to last year’s All-Ireland final? Remember how fun and novel it all seemed? Lord, it even fel(...)