Paul Earley

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Michael Dempsey: “The older you get the more you realise a sporting performance is multi-factorial and complex – a mix of the players and technical ability, a mix of game sense and tactics and what cements all of that together is the psychological, that ability to stay focused . . .” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Paul Earley and the Football Review Committee were analysing the state of football for their first report, which launched nearly exactly eight ye(...)

Brian and Frank Lohan of Clare  tackle Johnny Dooley of Offaly during the 1995 All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph:     Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Clare 1-13 Offaly 2-8 After what had been a blistering summer, the weather ran out in early September and the All-Ireland hurling final was played in(...)

Cathal McShane: his decision to remain  in Tyrone will be a significant boost  for Mickey Harte’s squad. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The good news for Tyrone that All Star forward Cathal McShane will not be taking up a career with the Adelaide Crows hasn’t surprised former AFL footb(...)

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(...)

Roscommon defender Conor Daly in action against Galway during the league. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Five Dalys will start Sunday’s Connacht final, from two different families and five sets of brothers across the two teams. They are among 165 bro(...)

Rob Carroll in Tullamore in 2013 setting up to record Kildare’s statistics. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“Do players get a say in these rules? Some absolute ridiculous decisions . . .why change the game based on one or two bad matches? The #GAA has lost i(...)

Proposed changes to  the black card sanction would mean a player just has to sit out the action for ten minutes. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

You might imagine that GAA administrators shifted uneasily at the widespread condemnation that followed the shenanigans in Las Vegas at the weekend. A(...)

Meath native Conor Nash after making his AFL debut. Photograph: Getty Images

Since Paul Earley went to Melbourne in 1983 Irish players have departed for the AFL from 22 different counties, but there’s never been more of them do(...)

Paul Earley: was a key member of the Football Review Committee as well as managing Ireland’s International Rules team in 2013 and 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

As the debate about the future of football picks up momentum, Paul Earley has called for a more widespread consultation process to establish what the (...)

Sky Sports will show 14 games exclusively during the 2018 GAA football and hurling championships. Photo: Inpho

Sky Sports will broadcast 20 live GAA fixtures over the summer, including exclusive showings of five of the new Super 8 matches in the football champi(...)

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