David Hassan

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Dublin players celebrate their victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

And so the year like no other ended. It may have a pretty similar companion in 2021 but there’ll hardly be the same shocks to the system. In history g(...)

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, (...)

GAA Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan speaking at the GAA Congress in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Football’s new back-pass rule will be in force for this year’s provincial and All-Ireland championships. The decision to implement almost immediately (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is concerned rule changes will diminish hurling’s ‘physicality’. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

With the growing likelihood that the GAA will introduce or at least propose some deterrent for cynical or calculated fouls in hurling, the small ball (...)

Referee David Gough with Jonny Cooper of Dublin during the All-Ireland final against Kerry. Cooper was sent off. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland football referee David Gough has questioned to what extent the sending-off of Jonny Cooper in last September’s drawn final was justified b(...)

GAA president John Horan: “I thought the debate on that would have been far more comprehensive, probably a little more divisive than it actually was.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Happy that the Tier 2 football championship that he had championed had made it into the Official Guide, GAA president John Horan struck a somewhat mor(...)

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(...)

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