Offaly manager Eugene McGee makes his way onto the Croke Park  pitch before the start of the 1982 All-Ireland SFC Final against Kerry. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The late Eugene McGee (78) was a man of many achievements and talents but the past 37 years of his life were dominated in the public mind by what happ(...)

Dublin’s Callum Pearson and James McEntee of Meath compete for possession during their O’Byrne Cup semi-final last Saturday. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It’s early in the year for a meeting of such consequence but this Saturday the GAA’s Central Council have to decide on the future of the experimental (...)

Diarmuid Connolly with Mayo’s Lee Keegan during the All-Ireland final. “It’s a testament to your own skills that somebody needs to step out of line to curtail you. That’s a compliment really.”Photograph: NPHO/Morgan Treacy

The Gospel according to Diarmuid Connolly is a bracing text, and one that didn’t always have an evangelist. The Dublin All-Star, one of the highest p(...)

A fan looks on from the terrace during the Round 3B qualifier between Galway and Derry at Pearse Stadium in July. Photograph: Inpho

When we look at the intercounty championship structures, the idea of natural selection rather than intelligent design suggests itself, but there we(...)

Jim Gavin accused Cork of defensive tactics. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The mood is a little uneasy at the moment in the world of football. Last week Croke Park’s financial report for 2014 brought further news of how the b(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh: if remedial works are not  carried out before the final date the capacity will be reduced to 32,500. Photograph: Inpho

Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been given the green light to stage next month’s Munster hurling final between Cork and Limerick - but with a crowd capacity to (...)

Referee Marty Duffy shows David Hyland of Kildare a black card. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA have welcomed data from the current football league that indicates an increase in scoring and a reduction in the number of cards issued by (...)

Surgeon Gerry McEntee is very concerned about potential injuries due to players playing too many matches over a short period of time. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Six years on it’s the issue that hasn’t gone away. When the GAA’s Burnout Task Force issued its report and recommendations, there was a brief focus on(...)

The GAA’s annual congress is taking place in Derry this weekend. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye1

The reforms of the GAA's Football Review Committee achieved a landmark victory this morning at the association's annual congress in Derry when (...)

Tackling cynical fouling
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  • March 23, 2013, 06:00

With little fanfare, the Gaelic Athletic Association sits down this weekend in Derry for a very important annual congress. Among the lengthy li(...)

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