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Dublin  had always been challenging territory for the GAA and the decision over 15 years to pump sustained funds into the county has been a success. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They might be trivial compared to events on a global scale but the GAA must face up to some ominous signs blowing around its own world. Equality is an(...)

 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(...)

Cuala’s Oisin Gough, David Treacy and Paul Schutte hold the cup aloft following the club’s victory in the  Leinster senior hurling club championship final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cuala’s historic success in the Leinster club final at the weekend overlapped with Dublin CEO John Costello’s annual report, which nonetheless manage(...)

Diarmuid Connolly with Mayo’s Lee Keegan during the All-Ireland final. “It’s a testament to your own skills that somebody needs to step out of line to curtail you. That’s a compliment really.”Photograph: NPHO/Morgan Treacy

The Gospel according to Diarmuid Connolly is a bracing text, and one that didn’t always have an evangelist. The Dublin All-Star, one of the highest p(...)

John Costello has questioned the fairness of the black card. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin GAA CEO John Costello has advocated the replacement of the GAA’s controversial black card with the introduction of a sin bin. Writing in his (...)

“Diarmuid Connolly, was struck about six times before the ball was even thrown in to commence the game.”

Diarmuid Connolly was attacked before the throw-in of one of Dublin’s championship matches, according to county CEO John Costello in his annual report(...)

Club founder Johnny Corcoran (centre) with Mick Geraghty, chairman Charlie Spillane, and Oisín and Catherine Tolan at the Castleknock GAA grounds yesterday. Below: Castleknock players celebrating their semi-final win over St Jude’s. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Johnny Corcoran pushes his glasses back on his nose and scrolls down through an email on his phone, skipping past what seems like thousands of address(...)

You talkin’ to me, punk? Ibiza-deprived Diarmuid Connolly reds Mayo’s Kevin McLoughlin the riot act at last Saturday’s All-Ireland replay. Photograph: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

It must be high time for an academic paper on how techno, house and electronic music have influenced Gaelic games. We know from our encounters with a(...)

The Dublin senior hurling team ahead of their Leinster championship quarter-final defeat of Wexford at Croke Park last month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Dublin hurlers go up against Kilkenny this evening in Portlaoise. In ways it’s like the task of Sisyphus, shoving a boulder up the hill and watching i(...)

Jason Shelly had commented on his own Facebook page between May and December 2014 about his cycling performances.

A 25-year-old man has lost a €60,000 damages claim for personal injury in the Circuit Civil Court after he was ‘betrayed’ by his Facebook page. Jason(...)

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