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So near – yet so far: Mayo players run past the elusive Sam Maguire cup before last year’s All-Ireland final against Dublin at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As soon as last September’s All-Ireland football final had ended, one of the richest sources of consolation for Mayo after a second successive(...)

GPA chief executive Dessie Farrell. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association Mental Health Review for 2013 shows an over 300 per cent rise in members accessing the organisation’s confidential coun(...)

Ivana Bacik
What Mandela meant to me
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  • December 6, 2013, 13:50

Ivana Bacik Senator and academicI think Nelson Mandela has had an immense impact on the world. He has been a shining example of the power of forgivene(...)

Surgeon Gerry McEntee is very concerned about potential injuries due to players playing too many matches over a short period of time. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Six years on it’s the issue that hasn’t gone away. When the GAA’s Burnout Task Force issued its report and recommendations, there was a brief focus on(...)

Niall Donoghue passed away on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham has paid tribute to county hurler Niall Donohue, whose death at the age of 22 has shocked the county and (...)

Pádraig Harrington:   “ I wouldn’t enjoy the match if Dublin had an easy win. I’d rather see the challenge and Dublin come out on top.”  Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

Pádraig Harrington is well able to empathise with the disappointment of generations of Mayo fans. His father Paddy was a full-back for Cork in the 195(...)

Former US Ambassador to Ireland and Chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers Dan Rooney, second from left, joined GAA director general Páraic Duffy, Dave Joyner, right, director of athletics, Penn State University, and Tod Stansbury, left, director of athletics, UCF, in Beaver Stadium, Pennsylvania, to officially launch the Croke Park Classic in the US.

Tickets need to be flogged for the Croke Park Classic between Penn State and Central Florida universities on August 30th, 2014. Step forward GAA di(...)

Former minister for sport John O’Donoghue: proposed in 2007 to pay the GAA additional funds under the heading of ‘capital grants’. Photograph: Frank Miller

The scale of departmental opposition to the players’ grants scheme, introduced in 2008 after lobbying by the Gaelic Players Association with the suppo(...)

Dublin footballer Paul Flynn  and hurler Danny Sutcliffe at the launch of the jersey initiative and Pieta House “Mind our men” campaign in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Sportsfile

Dublin County Board chairman Andy Kettle told The Irish Times yesterday a new and equally l(...)

It would be nice to believe that the launch of a new educational resource by the anti-racism in sport organisation, Show Racism the Red Card (S(...)

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