Seán Moran

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Mayo parade before the 2016 All-Ireland final against Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The curse on Mayo football, allegedly laid on the 1950s team, has found plenty of corroboration in the past 30 years. Since last winning the Sam Magui(...)

In the days of ‘Breaking Ball’, the GAA television programme in which I had an involvement, one of the most popular elements was a strand called ‘Heav(...)

Gary Fahy of Galway lifts the Sam Maguire in 2001, the year when the GAA had to cope with the disruption caused by  the foot-and-mouth crisis. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Former DG Páraic Duffy’s reminiscences on Tuesday about the impact of foot-and-mouth disease on the 2001 season was a reminder that the GAA have certa(...)

Last year’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Dublin and  Mayo was a sell-out, helping boost the GAA’s end of year figures.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In topical political terms, the GAA struggles more and more with the impulse to apply what hoax man of letters, Henry Root described in his admiring c(...)

Former Mayo footballer and twice GAA All Star Alan Dillon is standing in the upcoming general election for Fine Gael. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Seamus Mallon was laid to rest on Monday, members of the local GAA club, O’Donovan Rossa Mullaghbrack, provided the guard of honour. The former d(...)

 Cork players  celebrate beating Dublin in the Football All-Ireland U20 Championship Final last year. Photograph:  Ken Sutton/Inpho

The Ulster Schools executive met on Monday night for some unscheduled and unwelcome business. It’s a busy organisation at a busy time of year. For in(...)

Croke Park: A decade ago there was a new GAA headquarters, lauded by civic society for its creative ambition and record crowds to fill it.  Photograph: Norman McCloskey/Intro

Years roll by with another one now nearly done. Twelve months isn’t just a random period of time but a cycle of events that usually bear some comparis(...)

The incremental introduction of new players for six of Jim Gavin’s seven years owed nearly everything to his ability to see qualities he could develop on the senior team – and they all paid off. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/©INPHO

In one of those strangely overlapping events, it was in Jim Gavin’s first competitive weeks with Dublin that Kevin Heffernan died. One of Gavin’s most(...)

Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald believes by the time his side’s All-Ireland club semi-final against Gaoth Dhobhair was played last year, the GAA public’s attention had wandered and moved on to the by then up-and-running national leagues. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Heading into its 50th year, the All-Ireland club championship has now entered a transformative phase – and that’s not some portentous exaggeration. On(...)

 Richard Staveley holding a photo of his grand aunt Jane Boyle, who was shot dead in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday 1920. Photograph: Alan Betson

This Thursday in Glasnevin, an important legacy issue for the GAA will literally be laid to rest. On what will be the 99th anniversary of Bloody Sunda(...)

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