Paul Rouse

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Dead Dog in a Suitcase is a musical, theatrical extravaganza of wit, wonder and weirdness. Photograph: Steve Tanner

All eyes are on the City of the Tribes, as the Galway International Arts Festival takes over the parks, rivers, bars and venues of the western capital(...)

The hurlers and other athletes who toured the United States in 1888, in what became known in the GAA as the ‘American Invasion’. Intended as a money-spinner, the tour lost money, and 20  of the original 51 tourists remained in the States.

As early as 1886, newspapermen began to refer to Tipperary as “the home of hurling”. As much as it may have galled the rest of the country’s hurlers, (...)

 David Clifford  squeezes the ball past the Monaghan defence and goalkeeper Rory Beggan in Clones. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The football final appears in front of us like a grubby-faced child that nobody has the heart to go at with a wipe. A foregone conclusion at the end o(...)

Former Mayo footballer and manager John Maughan has taken over the Offaly footballers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Maughan will manage the Offaly footballers next year following the resignation of Paul Rouse. Rouse took over the team during this year’s champ(...)

The Game – The Story of Hurling: “Nobody owns hurling. Hurling just lives.”

The voices come in a cascade of reverence. “Hurling’s a game for the gods,” proclaim the first soothing, familiar tones. “And gods played it.” “The (...)

Bernard Allen scored 1-3 for Offaly against Antrim. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Offaly 2-20 Antrim 1-15 Offaly brought the curtain down a tumultuous few weeks with a deserved win over Antrim in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park on Satur(...)

Conor McGregor attends his after fight party at the Encore Beach Club at Night at Wynn, Las Vegas. Photo: David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Nightlife

View from the US: New York Times journalist Dan Barry on the multi-million dollar fight where nothing was on the line. The world finally had the two (...)

Kevin Heffernan pictured   in 1989. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It should have started today but it didn’t. Friday May 19th is the 43rd anniversary of when the season that changed the GAA nearly got under way. It w(...)

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald gets involved in an on-field  altercation with Tipperary’s Jason Forde during the National Hurling League semi-final at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Has there ever been a more evocative phrase in the GAA lexicon than the vigilance committee? I was reminded of their noble work when speculation beg(...)

It is easy to spot the potential for a greater application of evidence-based policy-making

Academic researchers play a crucial role in helping society fully understand its past, analyse its present and weigh up its future, but when it com(...)

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