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A view of the GAA special congress at  Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Saturday’s GAA special congress in Cork has passed the proposal for a Tier 2 football championship for national league Division 3 and 4 counties. Afte(...)

Expectation is the Tier 2 proposals and the rule changes will gain the necessary 60 per cent support at special congress in Cork. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

One of the more curious modern conventions within GAA governance has been the emerging imperative for a presidential term of office to leave a “legacy(...)

Down All-Ireland winner Eamonn Burns  died on Wednesday at the age of 56. Photograph:  John McVitty/Inpho

GAA president John Horan has paid tribute to Down All-Ireland winner Eamonn Burns, who died on Wednesday at the age of 56. “It was with great sadnes(...)

Matty Forde: “It wasn’t the most attractive option at the time, that’s being honest about it.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was the spring of 2003 and Seán Kelly was keen to get to work even before he’d gone on the payroll. In the week leading up to the Congress at whic(...)

Stephen Cluxton makes a crucial save to deny Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien a goal during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Six-time All-Ireland winning football captain Stephen Cluxton is now in line to receive the one award that has so far eluded him throughout his long a(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy cup after victory over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What a difference a Liam makes. A year after receiving a single nomination and no winners, All-Ireland champions Tipperary have 11 names on the shortl(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final replay, at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On a clear day, you can see forever. Monday morning now and the skies of Dublin’s football team are blue and cloudless. The football landscape has bee(...)

Garda advice for motorists travelling to the All-Ireland hurling final was issued on Saturday morning.  Here Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh comes under pressure from Tipperary’s Séamus Kennedy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hurling fans driving to Dublin for the Kilkenny V Tipperary All Ireland final this weekend are being warned to allow plenty of time for their journeys(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton with Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea of Mayo at their All-Ireland SFC semi-final match at  Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I found myself in Dublin early on Saturday morning. It was a hectic week for Mayo supporters. The Super 8s did their job in the sense that the four be(...)

Lisa Loughnane of Australasia in action against Emma Carroll, left, and Eimear Clarke of Middle East in the Renault GAA World Games Camogie Irish Cup.  Photograph:  Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

More than 1,100 players from around the world descended on Waterford earlier this week for the GAA World Games and have now made their way to Dublin f(...)

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