GAA president Liam O’Neill: “I’ve always said the fact low-level abuse is tolerated opens up a conduit through which greater stuff can flow. I think if we nip it in the bud, we could do that.” Photograph: Inpho

The GAA are proposing both a conciliation process and mandatory re-education for players breaching stringent new rules on verbal abuse. Speaking to me(...)

New Kildare manager Jason Ryan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

It has been a long few weeks for Jason Ryan. The newly appointed Kildare manager was brought in by his predecessor Kieran McGeeney a year ago as coach(...)

Birr’s Michael Verney and Peter Healion of Kilcormac/Killoughey battle for the ball during the Offaly SHC final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kilcormac-Killoughey 1-21 Birr 1-14: The intuition that a high scoring match would suit defending champions Kilcormac was borne out in yesterday’s Off(...)