Cork’s Aidan Walsh, Lorcan McLoughlin and Daniel Kearney tackle Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan during Sunday’s semi-final at Croke Park.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tommy Dunne has questioned the five-week gap between counties’ winning their provincial championship and playing in the All-Ireland series. Dun(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice keeps a watching brief at the Leinster football final between Dublin and Meath at Croke Park last month. 
As respecters of tradition, Kerry football people will always tip a cap to the maroon of Galway. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is no turning back now. Croke Park has been mowed and polished for the first of the season’s All-Ireland football quarter finals, with last year(...)

Galway’s Shane Walsh in action against Sligo’s Neil Ewing during the Connacht semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

An attendance of 31,000 descended upon Tuam when Galway hosted Mayo in the Connacht final of 1999. Derided in the early part of the decade as the sick(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald reacts on the sideline. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

As ever, the anatomy of victory and defeat hinges on perspective. Last September, Jimmy Barry-Murphy came within seconds of conjuring up what would p(...)

What do managers not mind a bit of as long as it is fair? Criticism. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish  Times

In what way does the current Dublin football team play the game of Gaelic football? The way it’s meant to be played.What has the emergence of Clare as(...)

 Mark McHugh has left the Donegal panel. Photograph: Inpho

Donegal look set to be without 2012 All Star forward Mark McHugh for their championships opener against Derry on May 25th as he and other members of t(...)

Former chairman of the Football Review Committee Eugene McGee. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The former chair of the Football Review Committee has challenged the GAA to come up with a better plan to address the fixtures crisis if the or(...)

Much of the success rate was attributable to  house-keeping motions, needed to update the Official Guide. Photograph: Inpho

In recent years the GAA’s annual congress has changed to the extent that motions on the clár now have high success rates. On Saturday it came i(...)

Eoin Brosnan in action during the  Munster club senior  Championship quarter-final. “We think we’ve done a few things a bit differently this year,” he says. Photograph: Inpho

Five months after the AIB club championship was launched under the suitably simple tagline “the toughest” things (...)

 Damien Hayes of Portumna tries to break away from the Newtownshandrum players in the 2006  AIB Club hurling championship final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Last time Na Piarsaigh played in the AIB club championship, Ireland were playing a rugby international, just as they will be on Saturday, hours befor(...)

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