Paul Flynn

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Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of Donegal fans. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish people are a reliably sanctimonious lot when it comes to the GAA. Rarely more so, in fact. We go on as if no other sport is community-based, as (...)

Lismore’s Maurice Shanahan and Barry Coughlan of Ballygunner during their Waterford SHC semi-final at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Whereas the plaudits for Wexford’s split-season hurling championship were well deserved, it should be noted that neighbours Waterford devised the same(...)

The current situation where the inter-county season is almost year-round is not deemed sustainable by many. File photograph: Inpho

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Gaelic games could be lasting. Friday’s mailshot from the Gaelic Players Association to its membership, canv(...)


Restrictions are easing, it’s time to make a break for it. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are some of the best holidays in Ireland this summe(...)

Paella is the ultimate one pot rice dish. Photograph: iStock

Rice is the blank canvas of the food world. As a side dish, it lets the flavours of the main dish shine through. It is rarely the principal attraction(...)

GPA chief executive Paul Flynn has briefed members on the outlook for a return to action. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association has acknowledged that there may be no further matches this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and called for an immed(...)

Letters to loved ones, friends, colleagues and essential workers on life under lockdown from Vicky Phelan, Joe Schmidt, Maeve Higgins, LYNN RU(...)

If you haven't already made it, now's the time to try Keelan Higgs' Michelin-starred spaghetti Alfredo, made with five everyday ingredients.

Food is essential fuel for survival. But in troubled times it can be more than that. It can give us comfort, allow us to experience the joy of sharing(...)

Paul Flynn, GPA chief executive: “Looking and learning from the AFL, in 2015, they rolled out a competitive balance policy within their games. . . . it had an equalisation strategy that was focused on all the teams having a chance to win their different competitions.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

With the inequality of revenue intrinsic to the county system, there has been some discussion of the AFL’s equalisation policies as a possible guide t(...)

GPA chief executive Paul Flynn has asked delegates to vote against the introduction of a black card in hurling at congress. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association has called on delegates at next weekend’s congress to vote against the introduction of the black card into hurling. In (...)

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