China’s president Xi Jinping visited Croke Park two years ago: the Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum was announced at the stadium the day after Kerry beat Kildare in the GAA Championship. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

It was timely that the announcement of this year’s Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum, which takes place in Shanghai in October, should be announced in(...)

RTÉ’s The Sunday Game Live presenter Michael Lyster (left) with football panellists Joe Brolly, Colm O’Rourke and Pat Spillane in studio in Croke Park.

RTÉ sports broadcaster Michael Lyster (61) almost died when he had a massive heart attack on Friday, June 5th last, but was saved by the quick actions(...)

‘The Sunday Game’ pundits Joe Brolly, Pat Spillane and Colm O’Rourke watch a game in Croke Park with the show’s presenter Michael Lyster. Former Derry footballer Brolly has apologised for making a comment about RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey  at half-time in the Cavan-Monaghan game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On Sunday evening, I came in the door from Celtic Park and went to check the GAA championship results. Celtic had been presented with the league troph(...)

Sky will broadcast eight Saturday evening qualifiers, four provincial championship games and two All-Ireland football championship quarter-finals exclusively.

There will be no change in the packaging of this summer’s live GAA championship matches broadcast by RTÉ and Sky Sports.Although the specific games o(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt actually said: “I’m just an interested observer who puts a few subs on.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Malachy ClerkinI had my appendix out once. Says you, it would be hard to have it out twice. Thing is, I never had appendicitis. I never even had a sor(...)

Dublin supporters on Hill 16 during Sunday’s game against Monaghan. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Last weekend saw the curtain come down on the first year of the GAA’s exclusive rights deal with Sky Sports. Saturday’s football quarter-finals were t(...)

David Puttnam at the TAM Ireland event in Dublin

The latest figures from TAM Ireland show that Irish people spend an average of three and half hours watching television every day – an increase of (...)

GAA director general Paraic Duffy: “It is simply not possible for the GAA to ensure free-to-air coverage at home while at the same time making its games accessible to Irish people abroad.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sky Sports was the only British broadcaster interested in screening Gaelic games, GAA director general Páraic(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill said earlier this week the association must ensure it maintained a strong presence across a range of media outlets so that it could continue to fund their clubs. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Farmers are annoyed and worried about the future of viewing GAA championship matches in their homes following the association’s controversial d(...)

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(...)

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