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(...)

Offaly hurling manager Brian Whelahan says the Sky deal is a very brave step by the GAA. Photograph: Inpho

Offaly hurling manager Brian Whelahan fears the GAA’s new broadcasting rights deal with Sky has “the capability of opening up a huge can of worms,” al(...)

Mayo All Star  footballer Aidan O’Shea. Photograph: Inpho.

An elite Gaelic footballer believes the GAA’s broadcasting deal with Sky is the latest step towards professionalism. Aidan O’Shea, Mayo(...)

Sky will broadcast 20 live GAA championship games this summer. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Of the serried ranks of people lined up in opposition to the GAA’s new partnership with Sky Sports, it’s probably not surprising that Joe Broll(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Cardiovascular disease kills some 10,000 people in Ireland each year, the equivalent of the capacity of Hill 16 in Croke Park.

Donal O’Neill’s father, Kevin, had hardly put on any weight since the 1960s when he won two All-Ireland football medals with Down. He was always fit a(...)

Ivana Bacik
What Mandela meant to me

Ivana Bacik Senator and academicI think Nelson Mandela has had an immense impact on the world. He has been a shining example of the power of forgivene(...)

Offaly footballer Niall McNamee: has spoken about his gambling. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of senior inter-county GAA players accessing a confidential counselling service has tripled this year, a conference will hear today. The Ga(...)

Surgeon Gerry McEntee is very concerned about potential injuries due to players playing too many matches over a short period of time. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Six years on it’s the issue that hasn’t gone away. When the GAA’s Burnout Task Force issued its report and recommendations, there was a brief focus on(...)