Cork and Kerry players parade before the Munster football final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork last summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When the #2024 sub-committee presented its proposals for revitalising Cork football to the county executive, the senior footballers were training out(...)

Derek Kavanagh after the Munster Club SFC Final in 2011. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Disillusioned by a pursuit that takes over a player’s life like no amateur sport should. Like no modern sport should. A staggering 60 per cent of clu(...)

CPA chairman  Michéal Briody. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On Tuesday the Club Players’ Association released their proposals for a national fixtures plan, which they believe would redress the imbalance betwee(...)

To PCP or not to PCP: You need to ask yourself some hard questions, or you could find yourself in a tricky situation three years down the road. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

It may be a trope, but if it’s too good to be true, then it generally is. If you were to believe some of the promotions flying around car dealer forec(...)

Monaghan footballer Conor McManus at the launch of the ESRI study to determine demands on senior intercounty players. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He’s not quite in the same boat as Cork’s Derek Kavanagh, whose hip was replaced at just 32, but that same operation is coming down the line for Conor(...)

 Kevin Nolan, secretary Declan Brennan, chairman Michael Briody and Aaron Kernan at the launch of the Club Players Association at Ballyboden St Enda’s in Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The foundation of the Club Players Association has taken place reasonably quickly – from its mooted beginning last autumn up until Monday’s media laun(...)