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(...)

Micheál Martin has insisted he wants the 2020 All-Ireland Championships to go ahead. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA

The extension debate continues - Taoiseach Micheál Martin expressing his belief that every effort should be made to accommodate a 2020 championship be(...)

Google said it would provide free training to 40,000 people, concentrating on digital skills, by the end of 2021. File photograph: Getty

Google is offering 60,000 small businesses in Ireland help to recover from the effects of the pandemic, with a package of free training, advertising c(...)

GAA president John Horan is hopeful the intercounty championships will go ahead later this year. File photograph: Inpho

GAA president John Horan has confirmed that the association supports the running of inter-county championships this year but if they are to take place(...)

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 (...)

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern scores a point against Kilkenny last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

An eight per cent increase in player engagement with the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) in the first six months of 2020 is being attributed in part (...)

The current situation where the inter-county season is almost year-round is not deemed sustainable by many. File photograph: Inpho

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Gaelic games could be lasting. Friday’s mailshot from the Gaelic Players Association to its membership, canv(...)

Conor McKenna in action for the Essendon Bombers during the round six  AFL match against  the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on July 11th. Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Irish AFL star and former Laois footballer Zach Tuohy has described the Australian official and media treatment of fellow countryman Conor McKenna’s f(...)

Tom Ryan: “If we need to put in measures, safeguards, protocols in around what is doing our business correctly, we will look at that and we will consider it then.” Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

It’s a familiar conflict in strange times. The tension between club and county has been part of the association fabric for a long time but it is now p(...)

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