Join us on summer's exciting road to September
So then, the great adventure is about to begin.
Whether you are a player, manager, mentor or supporter, the excitement is palpable as the provincial and All-Ireland football and hurling championships approach.
Between now and All-Ireland football final Sunday, the championships will dominate the Irish sporting landscape, gathering momentum as they go.
The pursuit of success is all-embracing as counties dream of making a proud statement about their identity through the exploits of their GAA teams. But then, nothing quite lifts the mood in a county like championship success. Even then, there are various bands within that.
For some, it's winning an All-Ireland title; for others, it's a provincial crown. And, even if no silverware is secured, an extended run in the All-Ireland qualifiers - played out on those exciting Saturday evenings - can enrich the summer.
Even one win can be very significant in making a county feel better about itself.
Media coverage of the championships is at a record high, which is where the Irish Independent and independent.ie come in.
We are the recognised market leader in GAA coverage across all our platforms - bringing you the latest news online as soon as it happens as well as providing in-depth previews, compelling interviews and the best columnists around.
Just as the preparation of teams continues to be ever more sophisticated, we adjust and adapt every season to make sure we bring our readers and online users quality coverage.
We look forward to you joining us on the fascinating September road to Croke Park.