Offaly have struggled in recent years to make an impression either at senior level or at underage. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Offaly All-Ireland hurler Brendan Murphy believes that the hurling championship should be left unchanged. Murphy, who is the Tipperary hurlin(...)

Derek Kavanagh after the Munster Club SFC Final in 2011. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Disillusioned by a pursuit that takes over a player’s life like no amateur sport should. Like no modern sport should. A staggering 60 per cent of clu(...)

CPA executive members  Michael Higgins,  Anthony Moyles,  Michéal Briody, chairman, and Aaron Kernan at the organisation’s press conference at the , National Sports Campus, Abbotstown. Photograph:  Photograph:  Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

It was typical of the Club Players’ Association’s flinty resolve that they ignored any concerns about the timing of their fixtures launch on Tuesday. (...)

CPA chairman  Michéal Briody. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On Tuesday the Club Players’ Association released their proposals for a national fixtures plan, which they believe would redress the imbalance betwee(...)

Steve Redgrave: UK’s five-time gold medallist, and most successful male rower in Olympic history is  Type 1. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Allsport

Elite sports performance isn’t typically associated with a condition that can more than double a person’s risk of early death. According to the World(...)

The  Cork and Tipperary teams parade before the 2006 Munster final which attracted a crowd of 53,076 to Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Did Liam Griffin have a point when he remarked on RTÉ’s GAA podcast this week that the hurling proposals, which emerged by degrees over the past few d(...)

GAA president Aogán  Ó Fearghail with former Tipperary player/manager Michael ‘Babs’ Keating,  and former Cork player/manager Conor Counihan, left, at the “Imreoir to Bainisteoir” exhibition launch at  Croke Park.  Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

The GAA is hoping to ratify a round-robin reform of the All-Ireland hurling championship in time for the 2018 season. Central Council will in June con(...)

Ballyboden’s Colm Basquel in action against Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh in the Dublin SFC at Parnell Park. Their defeat  ensures Ballyboden’s championship season is over before May. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Dublin senior football championship started last week, with the first round of a straight knock-out tournament seeing 2016 All-Ireland club champi(...)

Gaelic Players Association chief executive Dermot Earley. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

It goes back a while at this stage. At the GAA congress in Galway in 2000, Donal O’Neill, administrator of the then fledgling Gaelic Players Associati(...)

Liam Kearns: “I think this new system will make it very difficult for any team like Tipperary to repeat what Tipperary did last year, if it goes through.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns has expressed his disappointment with the county board’s decision to support the All-Ireland senior football championshi(...)

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