The 2020 competitions are beginning towards the end of 2019 because a full year appears too cramped for the GAA schedule. Photograph: Inpho

Many GAA ghosts of Christmas past must look aghast at the life of the modern day player and wonder if there’s a season to be jolly these days. There (...)

Dessie Farrell has been named as the new Dublin manager. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dessie Farrell’s appointment as Dublin manager is the apex of an involvement with the county, which stretches back over 30 years. Forty-eight last Jun(...)

Croke Park: A decade ago there was a new GAA headquarters, lauded by civic society for its creative ambition and record crowds to fill it.  Photograph: Norman McCloskey/Intro

Years roll by with another one now nearly done. Twelve months isn’t just a random period of time but a cycle of events that usually bear some comparis(...)

John Horan: “We are in a very difficult position with the negotiations at the moment. I am not going to deny that.”  Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Talks between the GAA and the Gaelic Players Association have hit serious difficulties, according to GAA president John Horan. In a press briefing o(...)

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(...)

GPA  chief executive Paul Flynn says it’s vital that managers are aware of the tolls being placed on their student players. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

To maximise your potential as an intercounty GAA player, stay in college for as long as you can. It’s advice that most talented young players have rec(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion and James Loughrey of Cork in the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final Phase 1 at  Croke Park on July 13th. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The GAA announced on Monday the decision by Saturday’s GAA Central Council meeting that next month’s special congress in Páirc Uí Chaoimh will conside(...)

Kevin Brady scores a goal for Antrim against Wicklow during the  2008 Tommy Murphy Cup final at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Moves towards a Tier 2 football championship quickened this week with a meeting in Croke Park, attended by the counties likely to be involved in such (...)

A player who receives a  black card is punished by  10 minutes in the sin-bin rather than automatic substitution by a replacement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The restriction on the hand-pass is teetering on the brink of rejection at Saturday’s meeting of the GAA’s Central Council at Croke Park. It has also(...)

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 (...)

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