Liam Mulvihill

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 If the GAA are confident in their view that the five counties’ case is flawed – and they likely are – what would be the harm in allowing discussion to take place? Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In early 2004, the latest motion to open up Croke Park to other sports was ruled out of order before it got to annual congress. Reaction from the spon(...)

Former GAA director general Liam Mulvihill wrote to Charlie Haughey on the cost of hurleys in 1990.  File photograph: Frank Miller

The cost of a hurley was making it almost prohibitive for young people to take up the national game, the GAA director general warned taoiseach Charlie(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game against Roscommon at  Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Like a chameleon adapting to its surroundings, the national league goes through another metamorphosis. The coming weeks won’t see actual finals in at (...)

19 Jully 1981; Protesters walk across the pitch in advance of the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Down and Armagh at St Tiernach's Park in Clones, Monaghan. Photo by Jim Connolly / Connolly Collection/Sportsfile

Laurence McKeown was 25-years-old in April 1981. He was in year four of a life sentence, handed down for the attempted murder of an RUC man in 1977. H(...)

Cork manager Billy Morgan told his players to get down on their knees and pray they would face Meath again later that year in the championship. File photograph: The Irish Times

This Wednesday it will come and go, largely unnoticed but the 30th anniversary of Cork hurlers’ pedestrian win over Kerry in the Munster championship (...)

The England team sing God Save the Queen prior to the Six Nations game against Ireland at Croke Park in February 2007. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

I always thought – even at the time – that the whole Ireland-England thing in the 2007 Six Nations at Croke Park was a bit over-wrought. The countries(...)

Michael Lyster presenting The Sunday Game in 1990. Photograph: Inpho

On Sunday evening, RTÉ’s Sunday Game returns – so integral to the nation’s summer that it has to be there even if the games aren’t. The programme is a(...)

Páraic Duffy with taoiseach Enda Kenny watch Mayo play Tyrone in the All-Ireland senior  football championship semi-final at Croke Park in August 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Director-general of the GAA. Would you do it? Would you want to? It’s a uniquely conditioned role in Irish life. You’re the face of an organisation ov(...)

Gaelic Players Association chief executive Dermot Earley. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

It goes back a while at this stage. At the GAA congress in Galway in 2000, Donal O’Neill, administrator of the then fledgling Gaelic Players Associati(...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy at the launch of his annual report. Photograph: Donall Farmer

The release of the annual report of the director general of the GAA has become a bit of an event every year. It has now effectively become a state o(...)

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