Liam Griffin is hoisted aloft after Wexford won the All-Ireland in 1996. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Liam Griffin is in characteristically good form. He’s had a knee replacement operation and that is settling nicely. “It’s like Ned Wheeler said to me(...)

The Club Players’ Association is to be dissolved. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The disbandment of the Club Players’ Association after around five years in existence brings to an end what is likely to be seen as an influential lob(...)

Dublin players celebrate their victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

And so the year like no other ended. It may have a pretty similar companion in 2021 but there’ll hardly be the same shocks to the system. In history g(...)

The Donegal county final between Kilcar and Naomh Chonaill is one of six county finals in football and hurling affected by the nationwide stoppage of games announced by the GAA. File photograph: Inpho

The Club Players’ Association has described Monday’s decision by the GAA’s management committee to suspend immediately and indefinitely all club activ(...)

Ballygunner players celebrate winning the Waterford senior hurling championship. The split season has emerged from a previously shadowy existence into the full glare of almost blinding approval. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The law of unintended consequences may not be an entirely apt way of describing the GAA’s current prolonged process of reflection simply because the a(...)

Keith Kennedy of JK Brackens and Conor Booth of Roscrea during their Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship game at Éire Óg Nenagh GAA club on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA’s Fixture Calendar Review Task Force (FCRTF) met remotely on Wednesday to consider progress on its December report. Its deliberations had been(...)

Croke Park director Peter McKenna said that to limit crowds at the stadium to 200 would be play them to all intents and purposes ‘behind closed doors’. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are those who may be suspicious when a weekly columnist asserts that we have just been through the GAA’s most important week of the coronavirus (...)

“It’s no walk in the park, creating this vaccine, so I think it’s a very dangerous rule or standard, or whatever the word is, to take, to say you’re not going to do anything until there’s a vaccine.” Photograph: Inpho

Predicating any return to sport after Covid-19 on the discovery of a vaccine could prove “dangerous” and “ridiculous”, according to Prof Kingston Mill(...)

Two joggers run along the quays in Dublin city centre. Photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Distance runners moving at any reasonable pace present no significant risk of spreading Covid-19. The problem, according to Prof Kingston Mills, is, s(...)

Conditions at Healy Park in Co Tyrone last weekend. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The GAA is due to review its fixture scheduling in the light of weather difficulties in the past two years but will not make changes to the calendar i(...)

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