David Hassan

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Armagh versus Tyrone in the McKenna Cup. Photograph: Philip McGowan/Inpho

Central Council’s decision on Saturday to abandon an experimental rule restricting footballers to three successive hand passes wasn’t long being imple(...)

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(...)

David Hassan, chair of the Standing Committee on Playing Rules: “I’d be disappointed if the views of the committee were simply founded on opinion or individual, personal experience.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The GAA’s highly regarded (sold out, again) annual Games Development Conference gets under way this weekend in Croke Park, and there may be particular(...)

David Hassan: “If the basis of Gaelic football is catching and kicking, then if we’re moving in that direction that’s to be welcomed.” Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

David Hassan isn’t part of the Twitterati, nor does he have a Facebook profile, but the former Derry dual player has an idea of what’s being said abo(...)

 GAA headquarters Croke Park. Rule changes mean sideline balls can only be kicked forward rather than laterally or towards a team’s own goal

On Saturday evening the GAA’s Central Council voted to pass a series of proposals which will radically alter how Gaelic football is played in next yea(...)

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 (...)

Ned Quinn: former Kilkenny County Board chairman will chair CCCC. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ned Quinn is the new chair of the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC), which oversees central Association issues including fixtures a(...)

 Fitzgerald Stadium in  Killarney, which was named after the sporting and political revolutionary, Dick Fitzgerald. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In mid-April 1943, PD Mehigan writing as Pat ’O, this newspaper’s first GAA correspondent, conducted a whistle-stop survey of the evolution of Gaelic (...)