Brendan O’Sullivan:  served a suspension for an inadvertent violation. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A year ago this week, then Gaelic Players Association CEO Dessie Farrell sounded a warning on the issue of doping in the GAA. “We’d be naïve not to r(...)

 Denis O’Callaghan, AIB, GAA president  Aogán Ó Fearghail, Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea, Donegal’s Paddy McBrearty and Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey at the launch of the  All-Ireland football championship. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

And like that, the football championship is upon us. It’s a recurring complaint about the GAA’s premier competition that it arrives with no sense of a(...)

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(...)

Chief Executive of the GPA and former Kildare midfielder, Dermot Earley. Photograph: Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has confirmed that they will be calling on this weekend’s GAA Congress to reject the so-called ‘Super 8’ phase of(...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) will be calling on this weekend’s GAA Congress to reject the so-called ‘Super 8’ phase of the football championsh(...)

Aiming high: Tyrone manager Mickey Harte with Seán McHugh (11) and Jamie Smyth(11), from Scoil Chiaráin CBS, at the Healthy Clubs launch in Donnycarney, Dublin. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

The GAA is often seen as the cornerstone of Irish life, with communities all over the country coming together in the name of sport. Children start the(...)

The the CPA’s decision to make public their opposition to Páraic Duffy’s championship reform proposals on the day that he launches his annual report might be seen as either unfortunate or aggressive timing. Photograph: Sportsfile

Asked on his deathbed to renounce Satan, the man in the anecdote says: “this is no time to be making enemies”. For an organisation that was launched t(...)

Gaelic Players Association new chief executive  Dermot Earley: has held senior command positions in his military career and is focused and articulate. Photograph: Sportsfile

Dermot Earley’s appointment as chief executive is a good choice by the Gaelic Players Association. His playing credentials are unassailable but more (...)

Carnacon’s Fiona McHale  in action against Sinéad Goldrick of Foxrock Cabinteely during the  All-Ireland senior club semi-final  at Bray Emmets in Co Wicklow. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Foxrock hardly leaps into the mind as a traditional GAA stronghold yet, over the past decade, the local ladies Gaelic football team has made a slow, i(...)

Donald Trump: Clinton’s campaign has attacked the Wikileaks exposé as the work of Russian hackers aimed at handing the election to the Republican. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

What do Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the Gaelic Players Association have in common? They have all benefited from the efforts of New York-b(...)

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