Colm O Rourke

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Dublin’s Brian Fenton with Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea of Mayo. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There was no way of glossing over the attendance figure at Croke Park on Sunday, not even Ger Canning calling 33,848 “just under 34,000” could help, t(...)

Mayo were no match for Dublin, the RTE panel would tell us that nobody are, or will be. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

“It’s the hope,” Joanne Cantwell had reminded us at half-time, “that kills you”, the only consolation this time around for the Mayo faithful the fact (...)

 Cian Lynch and his Limerick team-mates celebrate their All-Ireland win over Galway at Croke park in August. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All Blacks We waited 111 years for Ireland’s first victory over New Zealand, now we have two in two years. It’s becoming a habit. “As of now Ireland (...)

All kickouts must cross the 45 under the proposed new rules. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On a clear and mild Thursday night in the middle of October, three freshers football teams went out to the GAA pitch in Abbotstown and tried out some (...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Niall Scully celebrate after their All-Ireland SFC win over Tyrone. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

It was a day full of regrets. Pat Spillane said he was sorry for ever using the “puke” word to describe Tyrone’s football. Colm O’Rourke mourned the(...)

Joanne Cantwell, currently the host of ‘Saturday Sport’ on RTÉ Radio 1: ‘They pick out a bluffer straight away’. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When she was about 12 years old she decided her perfect job would be “a mixture of George Hamilton’s and Des Lynam’s”. Add her passion for Gaelic Gam(...)

St Lomans’ Neil O’Toole, Billy O’Loughlin and David Whelan celebrate their Leinster semi-final win. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

St Loman’s, Mullingar 0-13 Simonstown Gaels 1-8 St Loman’s recovered from a disastrous opening quarter to edge out Colm O’Rourke’s Simonstown Gaels i(...)

Aogán Ó Fearghail during an Ireland International Rules press conference in  Perth, Australia.   Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile via Getty Images

As he heads into the last few months of his presidency Aogán Ó Fearghail leaves the future landscape of the GAA barely recognisable from three years a(...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon, Dean Rock and Ciarán Kilkenny celebrate the three-in-a-row after the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He may be in a minority of one but Colm O’Rourke, the Meath legend and analyst, has reiterated that splitting Dublin into at least two football teams (...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton  with the Sam Maguire. Dublin has had a massive population advantage  since the GAA was founded. To use that  to split up Dublin now is disingenuous in the extreme

It’s a startling, shocking idea, but hear me out. I know it’s blowing up the entire system upon which we have organised our intercounty games for 133 (...)

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