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 Cork footballer Brian Hurley at the announcement of UPMC as official healthcare partner to the GAA/GPA. ‘It makes you a lot stronger person, let me tell you,’ he says of his injury problems. Photograph:  Harry Murphy/Sportsfile.

The four inches of hamstring he ripped away from the bone, the surgeries, the lost years, Brian Hurley has spoken of it all before but he’s never been(...)

Dublin’s Lyndsey Davey and Sarah Fagan celebrate winning the senior football All–Ireland in Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is an age-old theory in our house that if you want to see Gaelic football at its purest you might have to tune into a women’s football match. Ob(...)

Players’ Player of the Year Siobhán McGrath (centre) with fellow Dublin All Stars (from left) Olwen Carey, Carla Rowe, Lyndsey Davey and Niamh Collins at the Women’s Football All Stars Awards banquet in Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

Dublin’s Siobhán McGrath was named as the 2019 TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year at the annual All Star banquet on Saturday night. McGrath was s(...)

Dublin GAA footballer Nicole Owens, who has been announced as Trinity Sport brand ambassador. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Nicole Owens couldn’t help but smile as she watched Rianna Jarrett run the hard yards so successfully for Ireland in Tallaght on Tuesday evening. Ire(...)

Galway’s Niamh Kilkenny in action against Kilkenny in the Camogie All-Ireland final. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

You couldn’t get a greater contrast in the stories of this year’s camogie and football All-Ireland winners, Galway collecting their first senior camog(...)

Matty Forde: “It wasn’t the most attractive option at the time, that’s being honest about it.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was the spring of 2003 and Seán Kelly was keen to get to work even before he’d gone on the payroll. In the week leading up to the Congress at whic(...)

Niamh McEvoy in action for Dublin in the All-Ireland final against Galway. She has now signed for Australian Football League team Melbourne. Photograph Bryan Kean/Inpho

The best laid plans, and all that. Hardly had the piece on the failure thus far of Australian Rules to attract any of the stars of the all-conquering (...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan with Tom O’Sullivan of Kerry during the All-Ireland  final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

After 135 years of waiting, an extra 13 days to complete football’s first five-in-a-row probably should not have bothered Con O’Callaghan. He’s not (...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin’s win over Kerry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson /Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. This All-Ireland, last year’s All-Ireland, the last five-in-a-row, and seven since I started writing this column. A(...)

Brian Fenton, Ciaran Kilkenny and Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

News comes this hairy Monday morning of a last-minute change to the GAA’s proposals around a tiered football championship. After looking at it every w(...)

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