Mayo joint manager Pat Holmes patrols the sideline at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Pat Holmes looked a satisfied man between the dressing-rooms in Pearse Stadium. He and Noel Connelly had taken over a Mayo team that has spent four(...)

 Kevin McManamon with Mickey Burke of Meath. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Meath 1-13That all days out this year might have such happy outcomes: both managers declared themselves satisfied, the bumper pre-season c(...)

Lee Keegan of Mayo is shown the red card by referee David Goldrick last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has kept faith with the team that started the drawn game against Kerry for tomorrow’s replay at the Gaelic Grounds in Limeric(...)

Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrrell and Andrew Smith of Galway square up last week at O’Connor Park. Smith and Iarla Tannian will have to ensure they focus primarily on their hurling in the replay if Galway are to prosper. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It became a cliché going into last week’s match that Galway are unpredictable but even so what happened still managed to surprise. As I said immediate(...)

Conor Lehane clears Clare’s John Conlon out of the picture as Anthony Nash  makes his way up the field to take a penalty during last year’s drawn All-Ireland final.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paul Flynn, the former Waterford All Star and during his career one of the deadliest free takers in hurling, summed up the drama of an Anthony Nash pe(...)

Portumna’s Joe Canning is deadly from placed ball. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Over 20 years ago the club football championship was enlivened by the presence of Carlow champions Éire Óg at the(...)

Much of the success rate was attributable to  house-keeping motions, needed to update the Official Guide. Photograph: Inpho

In recent years the GAA’s annual congress has changed to the extent that motions on the clár now have high success rates. On Saturday it came i(...)

Henry Shefflin in action against Clare’s   Brendan Bugler at Ennis last weekend. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
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TODAY Allianz Hurling League Division One B Laois v Cork, O’Moore Park, 7.0 [Live, Setanta Ireland] - Cork are about as regre(...)

Paul Galvin: an embodiment of Kerry football. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The retirement of Paul Galvin wasn’t so much a shock as a surprise. Years of playing a physical game and never being shy of attrition had taken the(...)

Derry All-Ireland winner and television pundit Joe Brolly gave his insight to the GAA’s annual Games Development Confrence at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

At Croke Park on Saturday Joe Brolly brought the house down. Delivering the final keynote address of the GAA’s annual Games Development Conference, th(...)