Emlyn Mulligan takes to the field for Leitrim’s Connacht senior football championship game against London last year, which Mulligan’s long-suffering  county lost. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“No, I’ve never played in Croke Park,” Emlyn Mulligan says wistfully on a day when the pleasure cruisers are moored for the winter along the boardwalk(...)

Derry All-Ireland winner and television pundit Joe Brolly gave his insight to the GAA’s annual Games Development Confrence at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

At Croke Park on Saturday Joe Brolly brought the house down. Delivering the final keynote address of the GAA’s annual Games Development Conference, th(...)

The GAA is moving towards acceptance of the need to take overall control of all fixtures nationally to ensure a fairer schedule of activity for club p(...)

St Brigid’s players celebrate winning last year’s All-Ireland club final on St Patrick’s day, a major event in the GAA calender. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

The first thing to bear in mind about yesterday’s second report of the Football Review Committee – focusing on competition structures and fixtures sch(...)

Owen Mulligan with his long-time manager and mentor, Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If you leave out the fight with the paint scraper and the bar owner’s reproach at the smashed windows (‘I’m sorry Mugsy, I can’t stand by you this tim(...)

Glenswilly’s Ciaran Bonner and Caolan McFadden celebrate a goal against Killybegs. Photograph: Kieran Murray/Inpho

In June of 2012, London hosted Leitrim in the All-Ireland football championship and among those listed on the programme for the exiles that day was Ci(...)

GAA  commercial director Peter McKenna and GAA director general Páraic Duffy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

The graceful taking of positions for the GAA’s triennial broadcasting dance has begun with association commercial director Peter McKenna sending up th(...)

Loughmore-Castleiney’s Ciaran McGrath and James O’Brien of Na Piarsaigh with referee Cathal McAllister at the coin toss for the Munster club hurling championship clash on Sunday last. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpp

As Irish summers go, the one just past beats most. It had a mid-1990s feel to it. The glorious weather, the scalded brows, the succession of champions(...)

 Clare supporters mob Shane O’Donnell after the GOAL challenge game at Sixmilebridge. Photograph:   Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

In Sixmilebridge, there is a row of houses so close to the GAA pitch people can keep one eye on the television and another on the match outside their (...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny jokes with buskers on Jones Road on the way to the All-Ireland semi-final.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is after ten in the morning at 238th Street station and down below, Gaelic Park is lit by sunshine and its playing field is empty. Along the(...)

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