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(...)

The players, past and present, who have been awarded scholarships, from left: Rob Lowe (Leitrim), Barry Cahill (Dublin), Tadhg Lowe (Roscommon), Donal Wrynn (Leitrim), Cathal Bellew (Louth), Anne Sinnott, executive dean at DCU Business School, Shane Carthy (St Vincent’s), Coman Goggins (Dublin), James McCarthy (Dublin), Chris Breen (Fermanagh), David O’Shaughnessy (Westmeath)and Eoin O’Connor (Louth). Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The Gaelic Players Association have this year opened their support programmes to inter-county managers as well as players. Dessie Farrell, the associ(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill stood by his projection that the GAA was on its way to having more members overseas than at home. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Early GAA interaction with the United States was complicated. The 1888 season became the only one in the history of Gaelic games to be written off ent(...)

Cian O’Sullivan, Michael Darragh Macauley and Paul Flynn (right) with Liam O’Neill before the All Stars match in Boston. Photograph: Ray McManus /Sportsfile

In a wide-ranging media briefing in Boston, during the GAA-GPA All Stars tour, GAA president Liam O’Neill has voiced his support for a Leinster Gaelic(...)

GPA chief executive Dessie Farrell: “There needs to be due diligence, especially when it comes to the stakeholders. And that means the issue of compensation is unavoidable.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has warned against the scheduling of any Friday evening championship matches until the issue of player compensat(...)

Donal Óg Cusack:  “We represent intercounty players. We never, ever claimed to represent club players.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Funny how times change and roles are, seemingly, reversed. Donal Óg Cusack, to so many who witnessed Cork scale hurling’s Everest on three occasion fr(...)

Waterford’s Stephen Molumphy has retired from inter-county hurling. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Former Waterford hurling captain Stephen Molumphy has announced his inter-county retirement.Having made his debut in 2006, Molumphy was an All Star in(...)

Dublin gaelic footballer Michael  Darragh MacAuley (left) was among those who addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Health on the dangers of concussion today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A sharp rise in the number of young people reporting to the emergency department at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin with head injuries has been linked(...)

Wexford manager Liam Dunne has gone for wholesale changes ahead of their All-Ireland Championship opener against Antrim. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Limerick manager TJ Ryan has selected an experienced side for Sunday’s Munster hurling semi-final in Thurles and the first defence of the county’s pro(...)

 GPA chief executive Dessie Farrell: “Our games thrive on that parochial nature.  It’ll be a difficult model to break down.”

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThere is a rising belief that by 2054, at the latest, the GAA’s championship landscape will be Americanised. Small counties will amalga(...)