Nickey Brennan

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Nickey Brennan is hopeful the leagues can begin in March and the new rule will be first trialled before championship. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Opponents of the new rule aimed at eradicating aspects of cynical play in hurling and football may have been silenced by the decision at GAA Congress (...)

Darragh Lyons celebrates Waterford’s win over Kilkenny. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Another remarkable weekend, or at least one in which something remarkable happened. Waterford’s rise from the ashes on Saturday evening gave the hurli(...)

Oulart-The Ballagh’s Garrett Sinnott scores a goal past goalkeeper Jack Cushe of Naomh Eanna during the Wexford SHC semi-final at Chadwicks Wexford Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In the early days of Ireland’s lockdown, when being told to stay home felt like a novelty and was accompanied by an unexpected burst of Mediterranean (...)

Amid unresolved uncertainty about the new Government restrictions on sporting events, the GAA hosted a remote meeting with county chairs on Thursday a(...)

Nickey Brennan: “If there’s going to be no change next year – no vaccine or treatment – are counties going to incur the cost of the county game?” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/inpho

For former GAA president Nickey Brennan, discussing the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Gaelic games is personal as well organisational. (...)

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(...)

Delegates attending GAA special congress at  Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Ballintemple, Co Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

For much of Saturday’s special congress debate which decided to approve the introduction of a Tier 2 football championship, delegates in Cork’s Páirc (...)

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(...)

Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett lies injured following the incident with KIlkenny’s Richie Hogan which  resulted in a red card. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Brian Cody is loathe to linger on Richie Hogan’s red card. He knows that this, possibly retaliatory, act ruined Kilkenny’s chance to deny Tipperary a (...)

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