Páraic Duffy

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Waterford’s Jack Prendergast with William O’Donoghue of Limerick during the clash at Walsh Park. Limerick finished third in Munster last year but went on to win the All-Ireland for the first time in 45 years. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

This year has been no stranger to the GAA’s problem of short-termism, the process that inevitably accompanies attempted reform. The opportunity to t(...)

Galway’s Darren Morrissey competes with Shane Barrett of Waterford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Next Sunday will be a wrap for the current league structure in hurling. It promises to be an interesting match between Limerick and Waterford, whose h(...)

Ireland’s Aidan O’Shea in action against Australia during the 2017 International Rules series at the  Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Although GAA president John Horan expressed optimism at the weekend that a resumption of the International Rules series was imminent, a number of issu(...)

January All-Ireland semi-finals and finals could be organised by Croke Park and that would substantially  reduce the interval between them and the provincial finals. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Next year’s All-Ireland club finals could be completed by the end of January. A review of fixtures scheduling is currently under way in Croke Park a(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh: controversy erupted over its possible use as a venue for the  Liam Miller charity match. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

How did it get to this? Literally? The origins of the controversy, which is apparently set to run and run, over the availability of Páirc Uí Chaoimh f(...)

 Páraic Duffy: “The FDC debate and the work they did was absolutely crucial, and I think it’s important that that is recognised”

In an age when hyping the mundane is almost a survival strategy, it can be difficult to reach for a reaction when something momentous really is about (...)

If Dublin as expected win Leinster they will  they will have two home matches in the football round-robin, as opposed to one for the other counties

The marketing element of the GAA’s championship structure has become increasingly important. It was at the heart of the original idea over 20 years ag(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after beating Mayo in the All Ireland senior football championship final at Croke Park, Dublin, last year. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

The biggest changes arguably ever in the GAA’s football championship history begin a three-year trial this summer. Based on proposals by retired GAA d(...)

GAA director general Tom Ryan: knows from his financial background the immense importance of getting the All-Ireland championships right. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

If it’s a curse to live in interesting times, is the corresponding blessing, ‘May you live in experimental times’? In the latter circumstance you can(...)

Tom Ryan: has been  involved in the business of the association through the GAA’s management committee and another key body, the joint review committee. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho Dublin

Given the scale of change that faces the GAA in the years ahead, starting with a radical experiment to shorten the inter-county season and create addi(...)

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