David Bentley, Jackie Tyrell and Aaron Kernan feature  in “TheToughest Trade”. The  documentary film  follows the GAA players  who experience professional sports of baseball and football while former professional athletes David Bentley and Brian Schneider experience the life of an amateur GAA club player with Crossmaglen Rangers, Armagh, and James Stephens, Kilkenny. Photograph: Sportsfile

The first thing that needs to be said about The Toughest Trade, which aired on TV3 on Thursday night, is that Jackie Tyrrell is one of the very few me(...)

Clare players go through a warm up drill before the game against Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork v Clare in Pairc Ui Rinn, a quick rasher sandwich, then off to Dunedin for Sri Lanka v Afghanistan. Where would you be going? And if it wasn’t fo(...)

Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche arriving at Fifa awards. Photograph: Andreas Meier/Inpho

The dream dashed - James Rodriguez has been awarded the Fifa Puskas award for goal of the year. Irish woman Stephanie Roche’s effort during Peamount’s(...)

Dublin’s Shane Carthy on the attack  during Dublin’s one-point win. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Laois 1-11Not since Jason Sherlock scored two injury time goals eight years ago have Dublin lifted the O’Byrne cup but how high it is on t(...)

Former Dublin captain Bryan Cullen has retired from intercounty football. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Dublin’s 2011 All-Ireland winning captain Bryan Cullen has announced his retirement from intercounty football. The Skerries man ends his 12-year se(...)

Donegal’s Dermot Molloy takes on Derry’s Barry McGoldrick during the visitors’ defeat at Celtic Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

Derry 1-16 Donegal 0-8 Donegal look set to be without the services of Anthony Thompson this year – with doubts also still hanging over vetera(...)

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(...)

Belfast Star’s Ricky Taylor: “It’ll be about rest and hydration on the Saturday night.” Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho.

Fitness and strength-in-depth will be pivotal factors in a bumper weekend of National League as four teams will play twice in less than 24 hours in th(...)

Referee Barry Kelly and Kilkenny manager Brian Cody after the drawn All-Ireland hurling final against Tipperary. Cody was cleared of a misconduct charge in respect of remarks about Kelly. Photograph: Inpho

GAA president Liam O’Neill has expressed regret about the controversy caused by Kilkenny manager Brian Cody’s remarks about All-Ireland referee Barry(...)

Cork refereee John Sexton: “Barry is one of the best referees in the last decade and will take it on the chin.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork referee John Sexton has called on GAA chiefs to take action against Kilkenny senior hurling manager Brian Cody for his criticism of Westmeath wh(...)