Seán Moran

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Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly and Donegal’s Hugh McFadden in action during the Ulster semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park.  Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

There had already been an unusually warm ripple of approbation for this year’s Ulster championship even before last weekend but this was always in the(...)

Waterford’s Jack Prendergast with William O’Donoghue of Limerick during the clash at Walsh Park. Limerick finished third in Munster last year but went on to win the All-Ireland for the first time in 45 years. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

This year has been no stranger to the GAA’s problem of short-termism, the process that inevitably accompanies attempted reform. The opportunity to t(...)

Paul Taylor: the Sligo manager,  after a grim year on the field,  succeeded  at the ballot box, getting returned for Fianna Fáil and securing the biggest vote on the incoming council.  Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Maybe unsurprisingly in an organisation of such tradition and repetitive routine, the GAA sometimes finds history echoing coincidentally down the deca(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry and Declan Dalton of Cork. Tipperary were the story of the weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday, an evening as bright as the afternoon but considerably chillier with the final tidying away of a championship fixture taki(...)

 Kilkenny’s TJ Reid will look to claim scores from distance against Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Leinster SHC round one Kilkenny v Dublin, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, 7.0 For all of the excitement around the place about how Kilkenny’s injur(...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon celebrates   with the Sam Maguire after beating Tyrone in the All-Ireland   Football Championship final in  Croke Park last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The sad irony of Eugene McGee’s death just as the football championship begins has been remarked on: Dublin shortly become only the third county to st(...)

Declan Browne, Tipperary captain before receiving cup after beating Wexford, in the Tommy Murphy Cup Final at Croke Park in 2005, Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The All-Ireland ‘B’ final of 1994 is probably such a persistent memory because of the sadly untimely death some years later of then Carlow manager Bob(...)

 It’s hardly surprising that Carlow manager Turlough O’Brien is challenging a stiff suspension of 20  weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Like the buses: none for ages and then two at the same time. It is a testament to the GAA’s disciplinary procedures that the Central Appeals Committee(...)

 Down’s Peter Withnell and James  McCartan challenge Mick Lyons of Meath during the Mournemen’s seminal All-Ireland victory in 1991. File photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

They gathered in the shadow of the ground, which had changed beyond recognition from the time when their paths crossed most famously. There was a bun(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell at Croke Park where   it was announced that Bórd Gáis Energy’s sponsorship of the All-Ireland hurling championship has been extended to 2022. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Dublin surprised many in last year’s Leinster hurling championship by how relentlessly competitive they proved in the new, round-robin format. They ma(...)

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