“I consider this a kangaroo court decision, led by a core group of players orchestrated with the help of others outside Galway, motivated by a desire to unjustly extend their lifespan as inter-county players, placing personal agendas above the greater good of Galway hurling.”

Anthony Cunningham’s departure as Galway hurling manager was always likely to be fractious given his desire to remain in the position and the refusal (...)

Former All-Star goalkeeper will give up his role as a hurling analyst on RTÉ’s The Sunday Game to join up with Davy Fitzgerald on the Clare management team. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Exactly how or indeed why Donal Óg Cusack has joined the Clare hurling team as a coach and selector for 2016 is not yet entirely clear, although it ma(...)

Dublin players celebrate with Sam Maguire in September: counties were asked to submit ideas for the football championship. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The most striking thing about the proposals for reform of the football championship to go before next month’s Central Council meeting is how hard i(...)

Dublin’s Alan Brogan celebrates with the Sam Maguire trophy in front of Hill 16 following victory over Kerry. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Any successful proposal to stage Dublin’s championship matches outside of Croke Park will come at a price – and not just monetary. According to Michae(...)

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(...)