Mayo team in a huddle earlier this year. The  fall-out from this controversy has seen what originally looked like manna for the financially beleaguered county board turn into something more akin to acid rain. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo’s current long dark night of the soul, soon to be illuminated by Croke Park searchlights, has its origins in an astonishing failure to adhere to (...)

Philip Connors of St Mullins celebrates his side’s win over Cuala in the Leinster SHC  quarter-final at Netwatch Cullen Park in Co Carlow on Sunday.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

What has been a memorable decade for Carlow GAA, and especially the county’s hurling, continued at the weekend with the victory of county champions St(...)

County boards should never unduly hasten their county championships to facilitate those nine or ten clubs who care about what comes next. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Last night, Castlebar Mitchels played Garrymore in the Mayo senior football championship semi-final. In three days’ time, the winners of that game wil(...)

John Mitchel: supported slavery and the confederate side in the American Civil War

It may not be the time to pose such a question, as Mayo head for their 11th All-Ireland senior football final since 1989 (including two replays), but (...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly celebrates with Tomás Quinn after the Leinster club final win over Rhode. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin’s strength in the world of Leinster GAA has been copper-fastened in the past nine days with provincial club titles in both hurling and football(...)

Corofin’s Mike Lundy in action during their win over  Salthill-Knocknacorra in the Galway Galway senior club football championship final at Pearse Stadium, Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Corofin’s Michéal Lundy says he’s back from the USA for good and is keen to fight for his intercounty place. Lundy was a key performer as Corofin won (...)

Mayo’s Tom Parsons will wear the number nine jersey in Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo have made one change to the team that beat Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final, for Sunday’s final against Dublin. Tom Parsons comes in for(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy is sent off by referee Conor Lane during this year’s league game against Donegal. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Conor Lane from Cork will referee this year’s All-Ireland senior football final between Dublin and Mayo on September 18th. A member of the Banteer/Ly(...)

Ballyboden St Enda’s celebrate their AIB All-Ireland Club SFC win over Castlebar Mitchels at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-14 Castlebar Mitchels 0-7 Experience cuts both ways. Ballyboden surged to a first AIB All-Ireland club football title at Cro(...)

Castlebar Mitchels players celebrate their Mayo final win over Breaffy with joint manager Declan O’Reilly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Castlebar Mitchels made it to their first All-Ireland final in 1994, Declan O’Reilly was playing for the club. Two years ago, he sat in the radio(...)

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