A fan looks on from the terrace during the Round 3B qualifier between Galway and Derry at Pearse Stadium in July. Photograph: Inpho

When we look at the intercounty championship structures, the idea of natural selection rather than intelligent design suggests itself, but there we(...)

GPA chief executive  Dessie Farrell with county footballers, from left, Dermot Malone, Monaghan, Michael Quinlivan, Tipperary, James McCarthy, Dublin, Ronan Sweeney, Kildare and Michael Quinn, Longford, at the presentation of the GPA’s Football Competitions Proposal. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

On paper it all looks attractive and perfectly workable: a condensed intercounty football season, the addition of a new round-robin All-Ireland ser(...)

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has unveiled its proposals to the GAA’s competition structures review. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has unveiled its new “Champions League” type football proposal, which will now go before Croke Park as part of th(...)

Gemma O’Connor gets away from Ursula Jacob in the All-Ireland camogie semi-final between Cork and Wexford at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In her 14 years playing for Cork, Gemma O’Connor has seen plenty of players come and go, but the changes since the county won last year’s All-Ireland (...)

Monaghan players were not informed by their county board of the new anti-doping sanctions

Monaghan County Board chairman Pádraig Sherry has responded to the GAA anti-doping committee’s “serious concern” about the lack of understanding and a(...)

Oisín McConville: “I had a fair idea that he [Thomas Connolly, who got a two-year suspension for doping] was going to be made an example of and that’s a pity.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Following Thomas Connolly’s two-year suspension for ingesting anabolic steroids, the opinions of former Armagh footballer Oisín McConville and Kilkenn(...)

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same” - Rudyard Kipling

Why are we all so hung up on winning or losing? When did it become so important in sport? Is it in the human make up, psyche, or DNA to always want to(...)

Dublin footballer James McCarthy has a therapeutic use exemption for a Ventolin inhaler.

James McCarthy answers the first question of the day with that look of complete inevitability – and no, it’s not about drug testing in the GAA.Because(...)

Sign at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Inpho.

The GAA will meet the Irish Sports Council later this month to discuss the implementation of blood testing within Gaelic games next year, which was an(...)

‘It was with deep regret that we learnt of the tragic passing of Shane early this morning in such shocking circumstances’. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tributes have been paid to Fermanagh hurler Shane Mulholland who passed away after a car crash on Friday night .The 27-year-old was involved in a coll(...)