Seán Moran

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Jamie Clarke: has returned from his travels to add substantial craft and guile to the Armagh forward line for the McKenna Cup decider against Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

 SATURDAY McKenna Cup final, Ulster SF Armagh v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 [Live, TG4] – Tyrone’s grip on the trophy, rudely disrupted (...)

Longford’s Mullinalaghta celebrate winning the Leinster club championship  in Tullamore. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Be careful when identifying trends. Less than a month ago it was possible to discern the globalisation of the club football championship, and with it (...)

 All Star footballers Conor McManus of Monaghan and Ryan McHugh of Donegal with members of the Philadelphia GAA Club during a coaching session   in Limerick Field, Philadelphia. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The GAA has always had a fascination with the USA. Last weekend the endangered species that is players on an All Star tour visited the Limerick Field (...)

 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(...)

Weeshie Fogarty at Fitzgerald Stadium: his great love of football was evident in his career as a player, a referee and later as a broadcaster. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

For GAA enthusiasts in the afterlife, it has recently become more difficult to get a word in edgeways with the sad departures on successive Sundays of(...)

St Peters Dunboyne’s Shane McEntee shakes hands with Mark Vaughan of Kilmacud Crokes after their Leinster Senior Club Football Championship quarter-final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In the ground breaking ESRI report, Playing senior inter-county Gaelic games: experiences, realities and consequences, released in September, 88 per c(...)

This year’s Big Idea (actually, last year’s as well) was that Stephen Cluxton was being overlooked because he wasn’t media-friendly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Please allow me to introduce myself  I’m a man of doubtful taste  I’ve been around for a long, long year  Laid many men’s All Stars to (...)

Referee Paud O’Dwyer throws the ball in for extra-time. Photograph:  Inpho/Oisín Keniry

At this remove it appears fairly ironic that the focus of the GAA’s desire to trial championship reforms was so obviously football. There were policy (...)

St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge. Croke Park decreed it wasn’t suitable to host the Kildare versus Mayo game citing ‘health and safety’ concerns. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Whatever the outcome, as of last night unknown, of the current fixture imbroglio concerning where – or if at all – Kildare get to play Mayo, the GAA h(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath after his side’s Munster championship Round Five defeat to Cork at Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

And so Derek McGrath became the first managerial “casualty” of the intercounty season. After five years leading Waterford, he stepped down having more(...)

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