GAA president Liam O’Neill stood by his projection that the GAA was on its way to having more members overseas than at home. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Early GAA interaction with the United States was complicated. The 1888 season became the only one in the history of Gaelic games to be written off ent(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin during a press conference ahead of the GAA GPA All Star Tour 2014 match on Saturday in Boston,  Massachusetts. Photograph: Sportsfile

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has called for the abolition of the national league. Speaking on the GAA-GPA All Stars trip to Boston where he will (...)

Brian Cody and Henry Shefflin celebrate another  All-Ireland triupmh after the victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. It was Shefflin’s tenth winner’smedal as a player and Cody’s tenth success as manager. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It was probably instinct as much as accident that brought Paul Galvin to Nowlan Park in Kilkenny during the miserable summer in 2008, when red cards a(...)

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal  with team-mate James O’Donoghue during the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sunday in the September sunshine at Croke Park and the masters reveal themselves in traditional colours but in brand new ways. Old heads and new tr(...)

Donegal’s Leo McLoone is challenged by Aidan O’Mahony of Kerry in 2012’s All Ireland senior football championship quarter-final in Croke Park, which the northerners won en route to an All-Ireland title. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

There has been a lot of talk for the past fortnight about the similarities between Donegal and Kerry - the landscape, the seascape, the Gaeltachts, th(...)

Rory Kavanagh of Donegal in action against Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll in their All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Kavanagh kicked a big point during his side’s recovery late in the first half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rory Kavanagh’s excellent league campaign ended frustratingly. The Division Two final brought Donegal back to Croke Park for the first time since Mayo(...)

Davy Fitzgerald’s sensitivity to criticism, his agitation at refereeing performances this year and his famous sideline demeanour would suggest a man at his most comfortable when railing against something.

There isn’t a county in Ireland I love more than Co Clare. I have spent many (too many) happy hours in Cullinan’s bar in Ennistymon, and in the countl(...)

Tipperary and Kilkenny parade before the drawn All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Croke Park was effectively tied to both the three-week gap and the Saturday evening throw-in when scheduling the All-Ireland hurling final replay b(...)

Mayo’s Tom Cunniffe battling with Kerry’s Michael Geaney last week. Cunniffe could be assigned a different role today. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In considering his county’s prospects days prior to that thrilling draw against Kerry, Liam McHale hit upon an aspect of Mayo’s play that has been giv(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue (15) finds the net to give his side a late reprieve against Mayo.

A headline posted recently on the bleacherreport.com warned that next Saturday’s NCAA football opener between Penn State and Central Florida schedu(...)

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