Richie Power: celebrates one of his many goals on big days in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hurler of the Year TJ Reid has said that Kilkenny colleague Richie Power’s retirement came as no surprise and revealed how his career was celebrated b(...)

All-Ireland champions Dublin have won 10 of the last 11 Leinster football championships. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

By rights this should be a week of intrigue and speculation. For its first business of 2016 the GAA’s Central Council is going to determine no less we(...)

A fan looks on from the terrace during the Round 3B qualifier between Galway and Derry at Pearse Stadium in July. Photograph: Inpho

When we look at the intercounty championship structures, the idea of natural selection rather than intelligent design suggests itself, but there we(...)

A view of the match programme. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The end being near, the final curtain being faced, it brings an air of melancholy about the place. Not just that, it brings a stack of programmes a(...)

The attendance for the 1985 All-Ireland football semi-final of   Kerry against Monaghan was just 21,746, showing what a non-event these games could be. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The casual utterance of sweeping assertions has always held a special place within the GAA – damning verdicts like “the worst centre forward in Europe(...)

Bernard Brogan celebrates a goal for Dublin in the 27-pt defeat of Longford. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With the politics of the last atrocity now in full flow, it’s as well to remind ourselves of the central realities about the GAA and its championships(...)

Paddy Keenan: “Due to work commitments and the need to clear up some long-standing injuries, I feel I would be unable to devote the necessary time to the team and I believe now is the right time to call it a day.”

Paddy Keenan, Louth’s best known player of recent years, has announced his retirement from senior inter-county football due to work commitments and in(...)

 Limerick’s Seamus Hickey is dejected after losing this year’s Division 1B final to Dublin.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leaving aside the existential angst of the national league – who really wants to win it, what does it mean, how best to approach the season etc(...)