GAA Congress are to debate returning games to free to air television, which would prevent any extension of their current deal with Sky. Photograph: Inpho

Next month’s GAA Congress will debate the future of the GAA’s pay-per-view TV rights, potentially ending any extension of the current deal with Sky. (...)

There is now the beginning of a movement to keep players in the game purely because they enjoy the game. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘Joyce Carol Oates,” came the waspish, delighted reply from Gore Vidal in answering his own challenge to name the three saddest words in the English l(...)

Maire O’Leary, Kelly Walsh and Shannen Murphy from Coláiste Iósaef in Limerick with their project on “Should the GAA go professional?” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

With the possible exception of the black card there is no more contentious subject in the GAA than professionalism. Turns out the latest research on (...)

Conor McGregor prior to his featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo during UFC 194  in Las Vegas. Photograph:  Steve Marcus/Getty Images

It’s always fun to watch worlds colliding. When GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail was put on the spot over the weekend out in Texas as to whether or not(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: Dublin City Council had been unable to sign off on the deal without the Minister’s approval. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plans for a major development at Croke Park, including a new main entrance to the stadium and the regeneration of the Croke Villas flat complex, have(...)

John McGurk, practising for a charity boxing night. Photograph: Lavey GAA

A former all-Ireland football championship winner has been ordered to stand trial accused of stealing over £500,000 from his employer. At Coleraine M(...)

Former intercounty footballer John Murtagh leaving the Employment Appeals Tribunal after taking a case against Parnells GAA: he said he  “saw red” when confronting club volunteer Greg Maxwell in the bar on that occasion and an altercation ensued. Photograph: Alan Betson

A former intercounty footballer made death threats and assaulted a customer at a GAA club bar where he worked, it has been claimed at an Employment A(...)

Ireland’s scrum half Eoin Reddan  during a friendly against England ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015, at Twickenham Stadium. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off tonight in London as hosts England take on Fiji after the razzamatazz of the opening ceremony. Twenty-eight years after(...)

 Dublin GAA fans queue down Belvedere Road  as they wait to  to purchase tickets at the GAA ticket office on Dorset Street for this Saturday’s eagerly-awaited All-Ireland football semi-final replay. Photograph: Maxpix.

Dublin and Mayo fans face a fraught week ahead, with ticket demand for next Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay already outstripping that of t(...)

A Fermanagh fan cheers on her team during Sunday’s quarter-final against Dublin in Croke Park. “They were 10 points down with 15 minutes go to and you would think they were the team winning.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

I found what happened in Croke Park this weekend to be eerie and genuinely disturbing. It made me fear for the game. The gap between the elite coun(...)