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(...)

Brian Cody: “You play in April and then it’s, ‘We’ll let you know when you’ll play again’ sort of stuff, ‘It could be August, whatever, we’ll see, could be September.”  Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

A couple of days on from the release of the Fixture Calendar Review task force’s report, Brian Cody has yet to sit down with the 63-page document and (...)

GPA chief executive Paul Flynn says  he feels there is a general misunderstanding about the intentions of the players’ union. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Paul Flynn has offered a stiff rebuttal of criticism of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), insisting the group isn’t driving towards professionali(...)

Expectation is the Tier 2 proposals and the rule changes will gain the necessary 60 per cent support at special congress in Cork. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

One of the more curious modern conventions within GAA governance has been the emerging imperative for a presidential term of office to leave a “legacy(...)

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