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James McCarthy: His consistency and versatility has proved an enormous asset for Dublin over the past decade. Only he and Stephen Cluxton have started all seven of Dublin’s  All-Ireland successes. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Although he’s been an ever-present during this decade of decades for Dublin, it still comes as something of a surprise to note that James McCarthy las(...)

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane and Mattie Donnelly celebrate the victory over Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at  Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It has been an irony that a year replete with possibilities for headline writers may well end up not just without a 20/20 vision of the football year (...)

Mayo’s Ciaran Treacy celebrates scoring a late goal against Kerry at the Allianz Football League Division 1 final at Croke Park on March 31st, 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Although there has been much speculation on the future of the GAA’s 2020 championship, the consensus is that this year’s league won’t be completed. Th(...)

Gary Fahy of Galway lifts the Sam Maguire in 2001, the year when the GAA had to cope with the disruption caused by  the foot-and-mouth crisis. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Former DG Páraic Duffy’s reminiscences on Tuesday about the impact of foot-and-mouth disease on the 2001 season was a reminder that the GAA have certa(...)

Tipperary’s Ronan Maher and Cian Darcy with Galway’s Conor Cooney and Conor Whelan. Hurling receipts are going to be down this year because of the redrawing of Division 1. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

There is a sense of the GAA walking on eggshells as the country anxiously waits for whatever phase of the virus that shuts down everything. It is, af(...)

Kerry selector Donie Buckley at the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final between Kerry and Tyrone at Croke Park on August 11th, 2019.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The announcement at the weekend that Kerry football coach Donie Buckley was to leave the county’s management came as a surprise for many, especially o(...)

Mayo GAA have issued an online statement about how they are responding to the spread of Covid-19. The westerners are due back in Pearse Stadium in Galway on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA is keeping its fixtures schedule under review in the face of public health concerns about the spread of coronavirus. At present there has been(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

This spring has brought quite a contrast between the leagues. As anticipated, the hurling competition has been undermined by the decision to compose D(...)

Monaghan’s Darren Hughes: “We’ve had a few decent performances, but haven’t always gotten the results to reward them. That’s Division One football for you.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This weekend marks the half-way stage for the football league and already there is a focus on Division One survival. The outlook is unpromising for ne(...)

Last year’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Dublin and  Mayo was a sell-out, helping boost the GAA’s end of year figures.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In topical political terms, the GAA struggles more and more with the impulse to apply what hoax man of letters, Henry Root described in his admiring c(...)

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