Páraic Duffy

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Gary Fahy of Galway lifts the Sam Maguire in 2001, the year when the GAA had to cope with the disruption caused by  the foot-and-mouth crisis. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Former DG Páraic Duffy’s reminiscences on Tuesday about the impact of foot-and-mouth disease on the 2001 season was a reminder that the GAA have certa(...)

Páraic Duffy chaired the the GAA’s Games Administration Committee at the time of the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 2001. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The 2001 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Ireland was the last time until the current coronavirus pandemic that widespread social restrictions we(...)

2020 GAA Congress, Croke Park, Dublin Photograph: ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Much loved British Conservative politician Michael Gove conjured one immortal quote back during the 2016 EU referendum when he said that he believed, (...)

GAA president John Horan: “I thought the debate on that would have been far more comprehensive, probably a little more divisive than it actually was.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Happy that the Tier 2 football championship that he had championed had made it into the Official Guide, GAA president John Horan struck a somewhat mor(...)

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 (...)

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