Paraic Duffy

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Rory O’Connor of Wexford, Alan Cadogan of Cork, Eir sport analyst Joe Brolly, Paul Geaney of Kerry and Paul Mannion of Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Joe Brolly’s greeting is that of a man looking to equalise before the other team scores. “As my father said one time, I won’t be apologising to the li(...)

Dessie Farrell has been named as the new Dublin manager. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dessie Farrell’s appointment as Dublin manager is the apex of an involvement with the county, which stretches back over 30 years. Forty-eight last Jun(...)

Maria Bailey TD (black dress) arrives at Church of the Assumption in Dalkey for the funeral of her father John who died on Tuesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Former Dublin GAA county chair and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillor John Bailey was a man of “compassion,” who was “dedicated to his family and the G(...)

Delighted Monaghan fans at Pearse Park, Salthill celebrate the  victory over Galway which earned the county a semi-final place against Tyrone. Photograph:  Laszlo/Geczo

I don’t know what Paris in 1968 felt like, or Berlin after the wall came down. But last Saturday night in Salthill must have been the Monaghan GAA equ(...)

Dublin play Donegal in the 2016 All-Ireland Championship quarter-finals in Croke Park  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inphpo

In light of recent events, it’s probably not that much of a surprise to see Donegal chancing their arm this week. Their recent statement in relation t(...)

A GAA strategic plan steering group will conduct a formal review of the All-Ireland and provincial championships. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The GAA is to initiate a formal review of the All-Ireland and provincial championships. The intention is laid out in the association’s latest Strategi(...)

Conor McManus at the  launch of the GAA Super Games Centre, in partnership with Sky Sports.  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

A creative blueprint which is in part the brainchild of former Árd Stiúrthoir Paraic Duffy means Monaghan may actually be one of the few counties stri(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton celebrates in front of Hill 16 last year. Even the suggestion of flogging the naming rights to historic Croke Park is sacrilege for many. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The pleasure of slapping their brand on the venue still fondly known as “the Point” by a certain generation hasn’t come cheap for Three Ireland, but m(...)

The GAA  has nothing to fear from discussion amongst its members of proposals, however radical they may be.

The GAA has in recent decades been fairly partial to contemplating the future. If we go back nearly 50 years to the McNamee Commission, which report(...)

Incoming GAA director general Tom Ryan faces big challenges in guiding a unique – mass-spectator, amateur and community-based – sporting and cultural organisation. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

A busy weekend on the playing fields and the projections of a committee set up to anticipate coming challenges should not distract from the significan(...)

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