Hurling: GAA welcomes ‘prestigious’ listing by Unesco

The sports of hurling and camogie have been granted special cultural status by the United Nations, along with Jamaican reggae and Chidaoba, a form of (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Minister of State Joe McHugh  at the Ulster football final between Fermanagh and Donegal on Sunday.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire
An Ulster football guide to Brexit
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  • June 28, 2018, 18:10

Football supporters will travel a long way to witness a team’s success or failure, including across international borders. Making the journey is part (...)

  My commemorative T-shirt – been there, earned that

I ventured out beyond the western edges of the Dublin Pale on Tuesday night to run a road race: the annual “Bob Heffernan 5k” in a village called John(...)

Former GAA presidents  Seán McCague and Joe Mc Donagh.  Photograph: David Sleator

The various commemorations and reflections on the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement are a reminder that it also had an impact on the GAA at th(...)

Incoming GAA director general Tom Ryan faces big challenges in guiding a unique – mass-spectator, amateur and community-based – sporting and cultural organisation. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

A busy weekend on the playing fields and the projections of a committee set up to anticipate coming challenges should not distract from the significan(...)

 Eamon De Valera: one letter writer wrote to the former president:  “I expected better from a native government and I actually cried to think that you, as leader of the government, was a party to such a betrayal of everything we hold sacred.” . File Photo:

Nothing beats being there. There’s no disputing that, but if this St Patrick’s Day you don’t happen to be ‘there’, then being sunk into a sofa doesn’(...)

Paul McGinley at the GAA Games Development Conference at Croke Park. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

After the annual Games Development Conference had come to a close on Saturday, the GAA’s director of games, Pat Daly, reflected on the very first such(...)

Nora Khaldi: When it came to commercialising her science  there was one thing  she hadn’t learned – how to be an entrepreneur.

When did you know what you wanted to grow up to be? Most people don’t end up as doctors, firefighters or even super heroes, but some children do end u(...)

Jabar Azizi and Surat Ahmed with their children at home in Carrick-on-Shannon. Aziz was among the nearly 100 Kurdish refugees who were resettled in town. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

A bold black-and-red sign announces Jamshid Ghafur’s business – “Kurdish Barber” – up a narrow flight of stairs just off the main street of Carrick-on(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: ‘I’ve a duty of care for the player and I firmly believe there was an attack on his good name.’ Photo: Inpho

Fair play, Jim. There we were, trudging our weary way down from the Hogan Stand after yet another total eclipse of the Leinster Championship sun by Du(...)

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