David Gough: “I understand the GAA’s viewpoint. I completely understand it. There has been no fall-out between me and the powers-that-be in the GAA over it.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On Saturday night referee David Gough managed to distribute the free count between Dublin and Tyrone 7-25 and yet – apart from a couple queries from J(...)

John Prenty says that allowing the replacement of a player who has received two yellow cards would be a virtual incentive to foul. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht secretary John Prenty has criticised proposals of the Hurling 2020 committee to reduce the punishment for a second yellow card in hurling and(...)

Wexford’s Brian White was the first referee to benefit from the new dispensation when he was appointed to take charge of the Kerry-Galway All-Ireland football final replay in 2000. Photograph: Inpho

The caricature is that the GAA love replays and that referees are well-regarded if they can ensure a big championship match is level after 70 minutes.(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin  at Dublin’s press morning ahead of their Leinster quarter-final meeting with Laois on Sunday week. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With storms of criticism threatening to drench the championship’s football referees before we’ve even made it as far as June, Dublin manager Jim Gavi(...)

Škoda Ireland have announced the extension of their sponsorship of Tipperary GAA by another year, bringing their investment over the four-year partnership to €800,000. To mark the deal, the new 2014 Tipperary GAA strip was unveiled at Croke Park yesterday, modelled by player Brendan Maher. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The initiative to play the Ó Fiaich Cup tournament under the new “black card” disciplinary rules came from the managers of the county teams involved a(...)

The intoduction of the black card for cynical fouls is one  of the major changes in the rule book.

The GAA must give its “full backing” to the new football rules coming into force in January 2014, according to one of the senior referees involved in (...)

A view of the top table at GAA annual congress in Derry. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

It was like the old post-match cliché. Saturday’s momentous debate at the GAA’s annual congress in Derry eventually went to the side that seeme(...)

The GAA’s annual congress is taking place in Derry this weekend. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye1

The reforms of the GAA's Football Review Committee achieved a landmark victory this morning at the association's annual congress in Derry when (...)