Nickey Brennan

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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 (...)

Wexford players celebrate securing the Leinster championship for the first time in 15 years. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

A great day for Wexford hurling on Sunday was reflected in the striking statistic that the minor and senior provincial double was achieved for the fir(...)

Former Leinster Council chairman Sheamus Howlin has sadly passed away. Photograph: Inpho

Tributes have been paid to well-known GAA administrator Sheamus Howlin from Wexford, who died on Saturday after a serious illness. A former chair of t(...)

Dublin and Galway in action in the Allianz Football League Division One Final. The teams meet again in the All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Before the conclusion of its first year’s trial, there had been great focus on the All-Ireland football quarter-final format from the perspective of (...)

PJ Delaney of Kilkenny chased by Ruairi Boland of Dublin in the 1998 Leinster Hurling Championship. Photograph: Vesna Djilas/Inpho

This Sunday, Dublin face Kilkenny in the championship at Parnell Park for the first time in 20 years. It feels like a lifetime away and is milestoned (...)

Páraic Duffy: “The best fixtures programme for counties can’t be done by Croke Park. We’ve done what we can do and it’s now up to individual counties.”  Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

In his final address to the GAA’s annual congress, outgoing director general Páraic Duffy called on counties to take the initiative with their players(...)

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