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Nickey Brennan is hopeful the leagues can begin in March and the new rule will be first trialled before championship. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Opponents of the new rule aimed at eradicating aspects of cynical play in hurling and football may have been silenced by the decision at GAA Congress (...)

The issue of concussion has improved through discussion and heightened awareness. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

The GAA is expected this weekend to move into line with other field sports by allowing temporary replacement for head injuries. Motion 27 to Congress (...)

Tyrone’s Rory Brennan with Dublin’s Kevin McManamon in their Allianz Football League Division 1 game at Healy Park, Omagh on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Be careful what you vote for. The game of hurling may be of intangible cultural heritage and entirely without cynicism, but, after a tempest of a week(...)

GAA Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan speaking at the GAA Congress in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Football’s new back-pass rule will be in force for this year’s provincial and All-Ireland championships. The decision to implement almost immediately (...)

“Over the course of the game or over the course of the season, if that’s your way of defending, you’re going to be found out. The better teams will target you and it will find you out,” says former Kilkenny defender Brian Hogan.

A few days out from Congress, it would be the act of a loon to invest too much time reading the tea-leaves and imagining what the delegates might find(...)

John Horan: In the last election in 2017, there was a total valid poll of 278 and current president  Horan won on the first count with 140 votes. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Like the country in recent weeks, the GAA takes to the hustings this year with annual congress at the end of the month set to elect the association’s (...)

Matthew O’Hanlon: “The camp this week will be full of confidence after getting a win, as opposed to a close loss.” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s a busy Saturday evening in the championship and not everyone is happy about it. For the Wexford hurlers it’s about trying to handle four games ov(...)

GAA Finance Director, Tom Ryan. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The GAA has defended the policy in relation to the inclusion of top salaries in its annual accounts. Under FRS (Financial Reporting Standard) 102, acc(...)

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(...)

Declan Brennan:  completely rejected GAA director general Páraic Duffy’s assertion that “the voice of club players has been heard”. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Club Players Association (CPA) secretary Declan Brennan has refused to rule out strike action in the pursuit of the newly-formed body’s goal to ‘fix (...)

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