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Since leaving Ireland 14 years ago, Aonghus Kelly  has lived in New Zealand, Bosnia, and the UK, working as a prosecution lawyer on war crimes, organised crimes and terrorism cases.

I have been living away from Ireland now for 12 of the last 14 years. To paraphrase Dickens, it has been the best of times and the worst of times. (...)

Dubai Celts GAA / Thailand GAA  vs Hong Kong Gaelic Football Club competing in the Camogie Final at the Asian Gaelic Games. Photograph: Aly Song

It’s a typical Shanghai autumn evening, warm but not oppressively so, a little overcast but the rain has held off. Against this eastern Chinese backdr(...)

The initiative marks an expansion of the GAA’s commercial relationship with Etihad

Etihad Airways is to sponsor GAAGo, the Gaelic games streaming service for those outside Ireland. The subscription-based service, run by the GAA and (...)

South Africa Gael’s Mayo captain Steven Malinga lifts a cup after being presented with it by President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins following a Gaelic football match in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs Twitter.

It was a GAA final like no other. The winning team was of mixed gender, nearly all were black but, and most extraordinarily, all wore Mayo’s red and g(...)

Roscommon goalkeeper Darren O’Malley surveys outfield during Saturday evening’s Division Three final against Cavan at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Before Dublin’s semi-final comeback got under way Croke Park was facing the prospect of a Cork-Derry final and al(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (centre) is welcomed to Co-operation Ireland’s dinner honouring the peace-building work of the GAA,  in Queen’s University, Belfast, last night, by  GAA Ulster secretary Danny Murphy (right) and Co-operation Ireland chairman Christopher Moran. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson broke further community and political ground last night when he attended a Co-operation Ireland dinner honouring the (...)

The Irish business community in Asia gathered last week in the Park Royal Hotel in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for the Asia Pacific Irish Busin(...)

Donal Óg Cusack was at the launch in Croke Park of the Celtic Champions Classic, an 11-a-sIde hurling tournament to be played at the Notre Dame University campus in Indiana, USA , in October. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

First rule of hurling is you do not talk about hurling. Donal Óg Cusack is determined to alter that notion by promoting the game away from these shore(...)

The ‘Boss’ Bruce Springsteen paid tribute in Limerick to the deeds of the Treaty County’s hurlers. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

It probably doesn’t happen this way but it would be great to think that when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band arrive in Nowlan Park, they will (...)