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 (...)

Glenstal Abbey, in Co Limerick,  received almost €135,000 in grants from the American Ireland Funds in 2017.  Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School was the big winner in the $29.47 million (€25.6 million) donated to more than 350 organisations and p(...)

 Croke Park: Creating a laboratory for the future of football during the spring is clearly a concern for many counties. Photograph: Óisín Keniry/Inpho

In the past, change in the GAA came dropping slow, the association priding itself on being “open to change” but careful and deliberative about its int(...)

David Hassan: “If the basis of Gaelic football is catching and kicking, then if we’re moving in that direction that’s to be welcomed.” Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

David Hassan isn’t part of the Twitterati, nor does he have a Facebook profile, but the former Derry dual player has an idea of what’s being said abo(...)

Tiger Woods will play Phil Mickelson in a winner-take-all $9 million match-play event on November 23rd in Las Vegas. Photograph: EPA/Tannen Maury
When the final whistle blows

The rewards of a successful sporting career at the top level are well-known. English Premier League footballers can earn hundreds of thousands of euro(...)

 Limerick’s Cian Lynch is the 2018 Hurler of the Year.

All-Ireland champions Limerick equalled the county’s best return with six PwC All Star awards at Friday’s presentation banquet in Dublin’s Convention (...)

Stephen Coen of Mayo, Seamus Hickey of the GPA, GAA president John Horan and Shane Flanagan of Limerick at the launch of the report. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

For something as ground breaking as the detailed research that went into the ESRI report Playing Senior Inter-County Games: Experiences, Realities and(...)

Elish Kelly and  Alan Barrett of the ESRI, GAA president John Horan and GPA chief Séamus Hickey at the launch of the ESRI report at Croke Park on Tuesday. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

GAA president John Horan has suggested that the GAA might consider the appointment of an equivalent of the IRFU’s performance director, David Nucifora(...)

An ESRI report indicates that most football players are glad they became involved with their county teams. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The new research carried out by the ESRI into the lives of senior inter-county players confirms a lot of what had been anecdotally suggested in recent(...)

 Former Galway hurler David Collins at the launch of the Fexco 23rd Asian Gaelic Games  at Croke Park. Photograph.  Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Former Galway hurling captain David Collins is serenading Johnny Glynn. Effusive in praise of this practically unmarkable maroon giant, Collins casual(...)

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