Paul Flynn

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Dublin’s Callum Pearson and James McEntee of Meath compete for possession during their O’Byrne Cup semi-final last Saturday. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It’s early in the year for a meeting of such consequence but this Saturday the GAA’s Central Council have to decide on the future of the experimental (...)

Chef Gráinne O’Keefe of Clanbrassil House will be manning the kitchens at Pot Duggan’s in Ennistymon in April. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The restored 19th-century barns at Pot Duggan’s pub in Ennistymon is to host a series of monthly dinners cooked by some of Ireland’s best-known chefs.(...)

Don’t turn up your nose ... the humble turnip has potential

First things first. Is it a turnip or a swede? That largely depends on where in the world you are. In Ireland, the chunky, purple and orange root vege(...)

Nearly there . . . just the vegetables and sauces to consider now. Photograph: iStock.

There are people, believe it or not, who make three kinds of potato to serve with Christmas dinner. Roasties are essential, mash should be optional, a(...)

Christmas turkey, carved at the table. Photograph: iStock

“Think of it like a big chicken.” Those words of wisdom, attributed to chef and restaurateur Neven Maguire, have calmed the nerves of many a Christmas(...)

’Tis the season . . . to eat Brussels sprouts

Where did it all go wrong? How did Brussels sprouts become the butt of so many jokes? Could it be the sulphuric smell that often trails in their wake,(...)

 Croke Park: Creating a laboratory for the future of football during the spring is clearly a concern for many counties. Photograph: Óisín Keniry/Inpho

In the past, change in the GAA came dropping slow, the association priding itself on being “open to change” but careful and deliberative about its int(...)

Players are  strongly against the proposed change to the hand pass rule. Photograph:  Ken Sutton/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has come out in opposition to three of the five proposed football rule changes, which go before Saturday week’s C(...)

Satisfaction levels with current championship structures were much  more evident for hurling members (90 per cent) than footballers (53 per cent). Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

When the GAA introduced changes to the structure of the inter-county football and hurling championships last year the Gaelic Players Association (GPA)(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon lifts the Sam Maguire in front of Hill 16. “Why would we not want to win an All-Ireland? Why would we not want to win six or seven?” Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kevin Heffernan, thou shouldst be living at this hour. What began as winter conversations up in 1970s Marino about how to revive the city game – how(...)

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