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(...)

Jim Gavin: “He was in the dressing room at our shoulder in victory and defeat. If one was going to battle, Andy Kettle is someone that you would want at your side.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The passing of Dublin county board chairman Andy Kettle on Tuesday has led to shock, grief and warm memories emanating throughout GAA circles for a(...)

Chef Paul Flynn at his Kitchen in his home at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. The Flynns have gone for a traditional look, and the powder blue Aga fits in perfectly. Photograph: Patrick Browne

“Our kitchen was crafted from a sycamore tree that came down in the Christmas Eve storm of 1997. That was our first year in the Tannery and even thoug(...)

The chef David Hurley Gregans Castle Gregans Castle Hotel is a magical place in an extraordinary part of Ireland. Loved by JRR Tolkein and CS Lewis(...)

Diarmuid Connolly: “It was in the second half, when the home crowd was in a state of shock, that he had arguably his best spell in a Dublin jersey, bringing the fight to Donegal  at Croke Park.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Among the usual head-shakes and grousing that accompany the annual GAA All-Star football awards a genuinely mystifying statistic was noted. This week(...)

Blazingly dull: The Great Fire

Given the popularity of period dramas, it’s not surprising that someone has got around to telling the story of the obviously dramatic great fire of(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony clashes with Donegal’s Michael Murphy during last Sunday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

First things first. Our man up the tree. I’ve been talking to everyone I can about it and we’ve all reached a theory that we’re happy enough with. We (...)

Fan-trained apple tree in fruit. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It’s apple season – in more ways than one – and as the orchard fruit has its moment, we look at ways to exploit its full potential. Domini Kemp com(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates the final whistle with Neil McGee and Eamonn McGee after beating Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The starting point is worth repeating. In the autumn of 2010, Jim McGuinness took charge of a Donegal team who had been beaten to the point of perpetu(...)

Colm McFadden celebrates scoring Donegal’s  third goal in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The smart boys won. Smirking away down the back of the class, homework done to the last full stop. Donegal, the biggest underdogs in an All-Ireland(...)