Larry Mccarthy

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Tyrone’s Ronan McNamee celebrates with the Sam Maguire cup following victory over Mayo in this year’s  All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The announcement of a task force to produce proposals for the future shape of the football championship might strike many as a bit leisurely given tha(...)

Tom Ryan: ‘Plenty of people want things to move on so we keep going.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There was an Augustinian theme to Saturday’s GAA Special Congress: make us reformed but not yet. After 74 minutes of debate the outcome was that there(...)

The Ireland team, led by captain Katie Mullan, celebrate winning the FIH 2022 Women’s Hockey World Cup Qualifer in Pisa. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Ireland 2 Wales 1 There was a time when qualifying for major tournaments proved to be something of a struggle for the Irish women’s hockey team, but(...)

GAA director general Tom Ryan, president  Larry McCarthy and former present John Horan during the debate on motion 19 at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Despite the weekend setback, top GAA officials remain hopeful that reform of the football championship is on the way with a new model likely to be tri(...)

The Sam Maguire cup.  Motion 19  effectively throws the future of the provincial championships into doubt by switching them to February and March. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The most revolutionary change in GAA championship history hangs in the balance in Croke Park this afternoon. A special congress, the first such forum (...)

Wexford GAA chair Micheál Martin thinks option A – a ‘four eights’ – was unfairly dismissed, but acknowledges it’s too late to tweak it before Saturday’s congress. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Micheál Martin, chair of Wexford GAA and a member of the Fixtures Calendar Task Force, believes that the “four eights” proposal for championship refor(...)

GAA president Larry McCarthy and director general  Tom Ryan give a media briefing at Croke Park  ahead of Saturday’s special congress. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The top GAA officials, president Larry McCarthy and director general Tom Ryan, have indicated for the first time in public that they will support Opti(...)

Cork are the latest county to vote in favour of Option B. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cork are the latest county to vote in favour of Option B, a league-based championship, at this Saturday’s GAA special congress in Croke Park. The cou(...)

Gaelic Players’ Association chief executive Tom Parsons laid out how Option B would work during a recent presentation. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The Gaelic Players’ Association got with the programme last week and conducted a detailed briefing session for media, to promote their advocacy of Opt(...)

Players gear outside closed dressingrooms at Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA club in Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If you have a club match this weekend, here is a list of things you and your team can do and remain within the boundaries of existing Covid restrictio(...)

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