Christy Cooney

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2020 GAA Congress, Croke Park, Dublin Photograph: ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Much loved British Conservative politician Michael Gove conjured one immortal quote back during the 2016 EU referendum when he said that he believed, (...)

Newly elected president of the GAA, Larry McCarthy. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

New York’s Larry McCarthy pulled off an historic victory to become president-elect of the GAA on Friday night at annual congress, held this year in Cr(...)

Páraic Duffy: “The best fixtures programme for counties can’t be done by Croke Park. We’ve done what we can do and it’s now up to individual counties.”  Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

In his final address to the GAA’s annual congress, outgoing director general Páraic Duffy called on counties to take the initiative with their players(...)

GAA Director General Páraic Duffy will retire from his position in March of next year. Photograph: Inpho

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has announced that he will retire from his position on March 31st 2018. He notified the GAA central council and ma(...)

A Cork county hurler in action. Defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his funeral were told today.

Cork defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his (...)

GAA  president Aogán Ó Fearghaíl with director general Páraic Duffy at the associations’s annual congress at the   Mount Wolseley Hotel in Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA’s annual congress was again a crash course in the association’s deficiencies when it comes to planned and constructive change. Yet, curiously(...)

Gardaí Éireannach: Irish Guards wearing shamrocks on their berets take part in a parade on St Patrick’s Day in Kuwait, March 17, 2003. REUTERS/Mark Richards

The meeting was held in camera and the vote was split. Early this month, it took the casting ballot of Noel O’Sullivan, the chairman of the Lon(...)

Aogán Farrell: his big pitch on the campaign trail  was for clarity and due respect to finally be brought about for club players. Photograph: Inpho.

If, in the three years that lie ahead, the need arises for Aogán Farrell to show backbone as GAA president, maybe an incident from back in 2008 wil(...)

Ideally Brian Cody would simply apologise to Barry Kelly, let the matter go and spend the winter enjoying his unique achievement but what are the chances of that? Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s now well over four years since former GAA president Christy Cooney, in what he described as “the most important launch” of his term of office, un(...)

The GAA Director General Páraic Duffy raised some concerns about the numbers attending congress in this year’s annual report. photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Next year’s annual GAA congress looks set to feature a significant reduction in the number of delegates. This month’s Central Council meeting in a for(...)

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