Feargal Mcgill

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Pope Francis: will be presiding at the Festival of Families  in Croke Park in August. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Confirmation that Pope Francis will make the first papal trip to Ireland in nearly 40 years has given the GAA another weekend to play around with on t(...)

There was a nationwide consensus on postponing the two programmes of Allianz league matches due to the weather conditions. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA effectively ran out of time in its original intention to delay a call on the weekend’s fixtures until Friday. At lunchtime on Thursday, the an(...)

Pope Francis could be saying a mass at Croke Park on the last weekend of August 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

Next summer’s All-Ireland football final will be pushed back by one week in anticipation of Pope Francis’s possible attendance at the 2018 World Meeti(...)

Cork’s  Páirc Uí Chaoimh: stadium  has already had to defer its official opening and it’s unknown whether it will  host the All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals in two weeks’ time

There is still a question mark over whether Cork’s redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host the All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals in two weeks’ time. A(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly attempts a point against Waterford during last year’s NHL final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Last weekend, on cue the complaints started. Limerick manager John Kiely criticised the GAA for not making clear whether the format for next year’s hu(...)

Con O’Callaghan: the UCD student has been in impressive form for Cuala on their march to the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

UCD have protested to Croke Park about the decision to rearrange the All-Ireland club hurling semi-final between Cuala and Slaughtneil for the same we(...)

Tipperary’s Philip Austin and Kevin O’Halloran celebrate their side’s victory over Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a thoughtful contribution in these pages last week Feargal McGill, the GAA’s head of games administration, set out what he felt were the reasons fo(...)

Thousands of empty seats  at the Leinster football final between Dublin and Westmeath which attracted a crowd of less than 40,000 to Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA may have to look at championship structures if attendances are to rise in the future. Feargal McGill, the GAA’s head of games administration a(...)

Maria Sharapova claimed to have been taking meldonium for 10 years and to be unaware it was added to Wada’s prohibited-substance list. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The GAA has warned senior intercounty players that they must adhere to all revisions and updates to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) prohibited-s(...)

Waterford’s Tom Devine scores a goal against Cork in last year’s league Division One final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

As the Allianz Hurling League action continues into its second round at the weekend the question of what format best suits the competition has arisen.(...)

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