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(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan has been nominated for the Player of the Year award. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Tipperary have won the lion’s share of the 2016 All Star hurling nominations, claiming one-third of the available positions and more than double what(...)

Outdoing Gaelic Players Association chief executive Dessie Farrell: “The organisation is in a really good place and 14 years is a long time to be in the position.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Dessie Farrell removes his glasses and waves from across the lounge in the Croke Park Hotel. We were supposed to meet across the road in Croke Park bu(...)

Dessie Farrell is to step down as CEO of the GPA in December. Photograph: Inpho

Dessie Farrell is to step down from his role as chief executive of the Gaelic Players’ Association. Farrell, who was a founding member of the GPA in (...)

Alan O’Mara’s book “The Best is Yet to Come – A memoir about football and finding a way through the dark” will be published on September 1st.

My counsellor took a deep breath and looked at me. “Look,” he said, “I have hinted at this before, but I have never felt you were ready to take it on (...)

Dessie Farrell, chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association: “To achieve the level of excellence required at intercounty level, our players need to be supported by a range of services on and off the field.”  Photograph: Damien Eagers / Sportsfile

The new agreement between the GAA and the players’ body, the GPA, has one key overriding principle: that county players should be fully supported in t(...)

Young players at the Cuala GAA academy: The recent deal with the GPA belies the Croke Park rhetoric extolling amateurism and the place of the club as key to the GAA’s community mission. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

When Dessie Farrell, chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), said at the Croke Park launch of its new agreement with the GAA that it (...)

Pete McGrath: “I still think the more they dilute the sudden-death nature of championship the less exciting it becomes” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

“Well, that’s a relief – nobody wants to play in a ‘B’ championship. Nobody.” That was the initial reaction from Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath to t(...)

Kerry’s Killian Young in action against Clare during last Sunday’s quarter-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kerry’s Killian Young believes the lead-in time to the All-Ireland semi-final is ludicrously long and says it’s time the GAA addressed the issue of fi(...)

AIG Fenway Hurling Classic, Dublin v Galway, in Fenway Park, Boston, last November: “Anything related to Ireland, given the amount of Irish that live here, would make sense for us,” says   FSG president Sam Kennedy. Photograph: Ray McManus

As president of the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and head of the famous Red Sox baseball club, Sam Kennedy has one of the coolest jobs in Boston. FSG o(...)

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