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Clare and Galway in the All-Ireland hurling semi-final replay last year. Overall attendances were down 14 per cent on last year. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA’s top finance officer believes that last year’s major decline in gate receipts for the All-Ireland football championship may become the norm u(...)

Tom Ryan:  welcomed the figures as “arresting the drop of recent years” and said that the average attendance at an All-Ireland championship fixture had grown to 21,723. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The GAA’s top finance officer believes that the new championship formats being introduced this year will not have a major impact on income. Tom Ryan (...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea gets treatment during the  All-Ireland semi-final replay against Kerry in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It may divide opinions in the football world but according to one of the GAA’s foremost medical experts, the blanket defence may be helping to keep do(...)

There have been sufficient signs of life in both Leinster, unusually, and Munster to convince the framers of the Central Council motion that the structure can work. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA special congress in Croke Park this Saturday will be a multilayered event. Ostensibly convened to consider ways of improving the hurling cham(...)

Galway fans have been able to watch  careers grow and develop – in the case of Johnny Coen and David Burke, above, from wing-men to possibly the best midfield partnership in the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pádraig Kelly, of Galway and Sarsfields, won man of the match in the 1993 All-Ireland hurling final, the last time a player on the losing side won tha(...)

Waterford hurlers are bidding to win a first All-Ireland senior hurling title since 1959. Photo: Inpho

One way or the other, a famine will end on the first Sunday in September. If it’s Waterford who lift Liam MacCarthy, 58 years of wishes will pop up o(...)

Waterford’s Conor Gleeson leaves the field after being red-carded following a late incident in the semi-final against Cork. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford selector Eoin Murphy admitted last night that Conor Gleeson’s red card in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final victory over Cork cast a shadow o(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara is challenged by Monaghan’s Dessie Mone at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin manager Jim Gavin spoke extensively (for him) about concerns relating to Diarmuid Connolly’s enforced exile which inconveniently ends the night(...)

Declan D’Arcy celebrates Leitrim’s storied Connacht final win in 1994. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

The Leitrim footballers have a big championship game this afternoon. You’d be forgiven for not knowing this. It’s not as if the GAA has commandeered a(...)

Dejected Westmeath players following the heavy Leinster semi-final defeat  to Dublin in Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

At around 5pm last Sunday, we all thought we had a firm idea what would dominate discussion in the GAA world for this coming week. Jim Gavin’s refus(...)

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