O'Byrne Cup final still in doubt if Portlaoise remains the venue
A Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup final between Meath and Westmeath in O'Moore Park in Portlaoise remains in doubt as Meath continue to resist the choice of venue.
A Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup final between Meath and Westmeath in O'Moore Park in Portlaoise remains in doubt as Meath continue to resist the choice of venue.
The GAA has sought to clarify commentary around correspondence sent from the director-general's office to county secretaries giving them...
A request by Meath - with the blessing of their opponents Westmeath - to have the Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup final switched to Cusack Park in Mullingar on Sunday has been turned down by...
A return to Allianz League Division 1 football, a first match with Dublin in Croke Park and inevitably a Kildare manager is going to be pressed on the county's dismal record in this fixture in recent...
Damien Comer has admitted he would have considered making a commitment to the Galway hurlers in 2018 if the footballers had not made it to Division 1 this year.
His old team-mate Páidí ó Sé landed himself in trouble for his reference to "animals" when speaking of the Kerry support in 2002.
The England soccer manager Gareth Southgate admitted last November that he was considering staging a practice penalty shoot-out in Wembley later this year in advance of the World Cup finals in Russia.
Leinster Council will not be rescheduling the Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup final between Westmeath and Meath for Mullingar or Navan and will stick with their original plan for a 4.0 throw-in at Portlaoise on Sunday.
Pat Gilroy's Dublin hurling project is only a few weeks old, but already a few things are evident.
Six competitive games in the dismal month of January is the target for Tyrone as they build towards a league campaign that could define their season.
Europe's 2014 Ryder Cup-winning captain and one of the leading Irish professional golfers Paul McGinley will headline this weekend's GAA's Games Development Conference in Croke Park.
During his time as Donegal manager Jim McGuinness frequently referenced a meeting he held with his players in Rosapenna Golf Club not long after his appointment where he held up a newspaper...
Dublin GAA has taken back the gym equipment that the county had funded and installed at the GAA's National Development Centre in Abbotstown.
As U-turns go, the GAA's clarification yesterday that all applicants for the position of director-general of the association won't now have to have a business-related honours degree was as pronounced as it gets.
The GAA has extended the deadline for applications for the job of director-general because of confusion over the requirement of a business-related qualification.
Connacht Council will refund any patron who paid the €10 admission into MacHale Park in Castlebar on Sunday prior to the postponement of Mayo's FBD Connacht League match with Galway.
Longford footballers have lost two more of their most experienced players to retirement with Brian Kavanagh and Diarmuid Masterson following Dermot Brady out the door.
The number of new inter-county football managers has doubled from last year with 12 appointments in the off-season leaving a much-changed sideline landscape.
Seamus O'Shea and Donal Vaughan will join Lee Keegan on the sidelines for Mayo's entire National League campaign while Chris Barrett will miss at least the first four games, manager Stephen Rochford has outlined.
A look at some of the high achievers and biggest successes that gave the 2017 GAA season a unique feel
Kildare let themselves down against Armagh in this year's All-Ireland qualifiers and that's a sentiment that they will bring with them to the fight in 2018 as they return to Division 1 football after a three-year absence, Kevin Feely has admitted.
The Wexford senior hurlers are on the look-out for a new goalkeeping coach - all because of the Kilkenny County Board.
"This Moorefield team never gives up. That's the way they are."
Just one of the eight motions filtered through county conventions by the Club Players Association in the past week has made it through for consideration at Congress.
Dublin GAA generated more than €1.6m in commercial revenue in 2017, a hike of €130,000 that comfortably cancelled out a similar figure spent on the preparation of inter-county teams.
Taking a leaf out of Flat racing supremo Aidan O'Brien's book, Ronan Sweeney's first duty in the immediate aftermath of Moorefield's smash-and-grab AIB Leinster club football final success was to ring home.
Even such masters of overcoming adversity, as Moorefield have been so often in recent games, could not legislate for a finish like this.
When Caltra and An Ghaeltacht were paired together for the 2004 All-Ireland club football final, it was portrayed as the perfect picture-postcard view of what the competition should represent.
The latest location to be added to the 'Gaelic Voices For Change' campaign, that will see over 450 current and former GAA and LGFA players sleep-out on Saturday night to raise awareness and funding for a number of homeless charities, is Quebec on the east coast of Canada where temperatures are expected to plunge to -20 degrees this weekend,
Dublin footballers had many fine moments to celebrate during 2017 but Jonny Cooper has admitted he only once did so with alcohol from the moment their January team holiday ended until their third successive All-Ireland success.
Anyone who opens the foreword to Gerry Callan's book 'The Complete Record Of Dublin Football' will get quite the insight into how passionate Pat Gilroy is about the city, not just its football constituency.
Somewhere on his phone Davy Fitzgerald has a WhatsApp message featuring the betting for next year's Leinster and All-Ireland hurling titles.
The eight motions conceived by the Club Players Association (CPA) were getting their first exposure last night when five were due to go before the Wexford GAA convention.
The GAA's Central Competitions Controls Committee (CCCC) will meet tomorrow to re-fix the All-Ireland club quarter-final between Connacht champions Corofin and London champions Fulham Irish that was postponed due to the blanket of snow that covered McGovern Park in Ruislip.
Three young Gaelic footballers have been handed the chance to advance their cause as AFL prospects with an invitation to a testing academy in Florida next month.
A mooted warm-weather Mayo football training camp in April is now off the table, the Irish Independent understands.
If anyone thought that gender might, in some way, have given Roisín Jordan a slightly softer journey as Tyrone chairperson, they need look no further than tonight's Tyrone convention for a contrary view.
Strange how a connection can inadvertently grow between two counties.
Each morning the air in Ballydoyle fills with the sound of radio transmitted through the speakers suspended from the walls of the stables of that storied equine paradise.
Galway football manager Kevin Walsh has bolstered his 2018 coaching team with the addition of one of Mickey Harte's former assistants, Paddy Tally.
Podge Doran is among a number of Wexford hurlers who are not in a position to commit to next season as the county seeks to improve on a promising 2017.
The cost of relative success for Wexford GAA is reflected in a sharp increase in the cost of preparing their inter-county teams in 2017.
A significant conflict between college and county looks set to arise in the early part of 2018 as the consequences of an abbreviated inter-county season kick in.
Armagh look set to be without James Morgan in 2018 as the highly-rated defender has decided to go travelling until July.
Cuala manager Mattie Kenny has hailed the "exceptional" Con O'Callaghan after he brought his year to an end with a seventh title between club and county in hurling and football.
The London mayor Sadiq Khan has done a deal with a local council to take over control of London Stadium, the venue for the 2012 Olympic Games and venue for West Ham United home games, among other events.
The timing of David Collins' departure from the Galway hurling squad last winter may have been off but it gave perfect alignment for his club Liam Mellows to land their first county hurling title in 47 years.
With the tide unexpectedly taking the blue wave back out to sea temporarily, Paul Sharry has acknowledged that his best chance of winning a provincial title is upon him and his St Loman's and Westmeath team-mates this weekend as they face Moorefield in a Leinster club final.
In a year when Galway brought one great famine to an end, it was fitting that the 2017 senior hurling final should also bring closure to one of the great internal hungers.
Liam Mellows bridged a 47-year gap since their last Galway senior hurling title with a comprehensive win over Gort who were losing their second successive decider in Pearse Stadium.
Leinster will double the number of games played as its U-21 championship becomes a summer-based U-20 championship in 2018.
Dublin GAA clubs have enjoyed a significant €3.3million windfall in the latest Sports Capital Programme.
City hurling clubs across the country have been enjoying renewed success in county championship in recent years.
It was, he admits, the biggest game of his career but for much of the week beforehand Rathnew goalkeeper Peter Dignam looked like he wouldn't be involved in Rathnew's giant-killing act against St Vincent's in Aughrim 10 days ago.
Criticism of the absence of Dublin players from the Irish International Rules squad in Australia should be set against the context of Richmond Tigers, the reigning AFL champions, not being represented on the Australian squad either, St Loman's and Westmeath star John Heslin has suggested.
Daryl Flynn admits he would do it all again after picking up a suspension for lifting the Dermot Bourke Cup, the prize for the local senior football championship, despite being sent off earlier in last month's Kildare county final.
The plan was for David Breen's dad to have the car running outside Semple Stadium to whisk him back to Shannon Airport on Sunday for an evening flight back to Birmingham, in time for a Monday morning at the treatment table in Coventry, now home to English Premiership rugby club Wasps.
Who could have thought that when Na Piarsaigh scored just three points against an all-conquering Adare team in their first ever Limerick final eight years ago that they would go to dominate, not just their own county, but their province in such a manner?
Na Piarsaigh's incredible Munster senior club hurling record remains intact after a powerful second half display against Ballygunner in Thurles.
Offaly club and county football teams have had to endure slim pickings at provincial level in the 2000s with just a Leinster junior title in 2001 to show over the last 17 seasons.
Danny Cummins stops short of saying it will be an education in cynicism. But he uses a choice of other words that allow you to easily catch his drift.
Danny Sutcliffe has been named in Pat Gilroy's first Dublin hurling squad which is bound for Boston for the Super 11s in Fenway Park this weekend.
As Indian summers in inter-county Gaelic football go, none could possibly be more fruitful than Denis Bastick's last nine years with the Dublin senior football squad.
Anthony Nash would be disappointed if he ended his inter-county hurling career with Cork without an All-Ireland medal but would never reflect on that career as a failure as a consequence.
Limerick's burgeoning hurling stars should be given space to develop without the burden of expectation upon them, Na Piarsaigh's Ronan Lynch has stated.
Often a reputation for someone or somewhere can soar far higher than is merited. Get a name for being an early riser and you have the luxury of lying in bed all day.
As news from Aughrim, where St Vincent's had been toppled by Rathnew, filtered through to Pearse Park, quickly followed by word of Portlaoise's exit to Moorefield, the importance of St Loman's last-quarter winning surge was magnified.
Donie Kingston will not be available to the Laois football team for the earlier part of the season and could miss all of 2018, it has emerged.
Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath says he makes "no apologies" if he was deemed to have "overstepped the mark" in his negotiations with the county board over the funding of a team holiday to New York and Cancun after Christmas.
The Club Players Association (CPA) have urged senior administration officials not to allow inter-county managers to have free rein over players during April, which has been set aside as a 'club-only' period.
Derek McGrath is set to stay on as Waterford hurling manager in 2018.
Just a few minutes in to last Sunday's Leinster club quarter-final the Kilkenny champions Dicksboro were forced to rip up their pre-ordained script and fight one of the most common fires that blazes in Gaelic games these days.
At last Ballygunner have earned a short break. Whether they really want one or not is a different story.
All-Ireland champions Dublin have missed out on the Footballer of the Year award for the second successive year as Mayo's Andy Moran was rewarded by his peers for his clinical finishing in the 2017 championship.
In the space of just over 90 seconds of this year's All-Ireland football final we got a snapshot as to why, all season, it was arguably the highest standard of goalkeeping from two protagonists that there has been in recent times.
Meath have been dealt a blow ahead of the 2018 football season with the departure of long-serving goalkeeper Paddy O'Rourke from the squad.
Galway's All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Colm Callanan has yet to decide on his availability in 2018.
Stephen O'Keeffe has won the first big All-Star goalkeeping head-to-head of the week by edging out Cork's Anthony Nash to make the 2017 PwC All-Star hurling team.
Mark Collins has set the realistic target of a return to Division 1 of the Allianz Football League and a place among the 'super eight' teams next July as the immediate target for the Cork footballers as they seek to build on a relatively positive end to 2017.
All-Ireland champions Galway dominate the 2017 PwC GAA/GPA All-Star hurling team with seven awards on a team picked exclusively from the four All-Ireland semi-finalists.
Seán Armstrong faces an uncertain inter-county future as the condition of his back continues to concern him.
In just a few months the top inter-county Gaelic football teams have all made significant moves to bed down for a more stable mid-term future.
Clare hurling is facing a number of further potential defections in the wake of a quartet of retirements in recent weeks.
Former Tipperary All-Ireland-winning hurling manager Liam Sheedy has credited departing GAA director-general Páraic Duffy for his openness to change and the transformation the association has undergone under his direction over the last 10 years.
Donal Óg Cusack has resigned as Clare hurling coach and as a member of the board of Sport Ireland in the wake of the controversy over his provision of a character reference, prior to sentencing, for convicted paedophile Tom Humphries, who was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail yesterday.
Delegates to Cork County Board and supporters across the county could have been forgiven on Tuesday night if they felt a sense of deja-vu about the announcement that Frank Murphy was to have his contract as secretary extended by a further year and that in June the process to replace him would commence.
When Paul Flynn made his seasonal return for Dublin against Roscommon in late March, the portents for what lay ahead looked very promising.
Goalkeeper Shane Murphy made Kerry football sit up and take notice of his talents in last year's county final for Dr Crokes.
Stephen Rochford is likely to be confirmed as Mayo manager in 2018 at a county board meeting expected to take place tomorrow.
The script was a lot different but the reigning All-Ireland club champions Dr Crokes still cleared their throats to deliver their lines on cue and retain their Kerry SFC title in Austin Stack Park, Tralee.
Mayo will have a quick opportunity to atone for their Connacht semi-final defeat to Galway last June after the west's most storied rivals were landed on the same side of the provincial draw once again last night.
Cathal Barrett is to return to the Tipperary hurling squad for the new season.
Aidan O'Shea looks set to be named as Irish captain for the forthcoming International Rules series against Australia.
It was never given hurricane status, it wasn't even close to being classed as a storm, but some stiff gales appeared to be heading in the direction of the south-west in recent weeks as Kerry football, or more precisely its clubs, considered the merits of handing Eamonn Fitzmaurice a two-year extension as senior team manager on top of the year-in-hand he already had going into 2018.
Tipperary defender Michael Cahill would love to see Cathal Barrett return to the squad after he was dropped following the Munster Championship defeat to Cork for a disciplinary issue.
Pat Gilroy always sensed that the Dublin football squad he handed over to Jim Gavin would go on to dominate Gaelic football like they have done.
Pat Gilroy has promised a friction-free future relationship with the Dublin football management with the capital's new hurling boss indicating that there will be no pressure on players with potential dual interest.
Diarmuid Connolly and Con O'Callaghan look set to join Dublin colleague James McCarthy in making themselves unavailable for International Rules duty next month.
Pat Gilroy wants the Dublin hurlers to be consistently among the the top four teams in the game.
The provincial championship draws take place on Thursday night and while their relevance in hurling has been diluted by the new round-robin structure, a clear picture of how next season will look should become more apparent.
The symmetry of Na Piarsaigh's relationship with this competition continued at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, where they used their greater physical power and athleticism to ease to a fourth title in seven years.
An Allianz Hurling League starting in January and concluding by the last weekend in March is under strong consideration as part of the new master fixtures plan designed to create a significant window for club fixtures through April and into early May.
The Allianz Hurling League final looks set for a March conclusion, four weeks earlier than the 2017 date, if the latest draft of the master fixtures plan is approved.
Further communication between Dublin County Board officials and Pat Gilroy is taking place in the hope that the 2011 All-Ireland-winning football manager will agree to take over the county's hurling team ahead of this weekend's senior championship quarter-finals.
The number of senior inter-county championship games across the board in hurling and football will increase by 19 in 2018 after Special Congress changes over the weekend. Of that figure, 11 will come across the five tiers of the hurling championship.
The GAA are sitting on a "ticking time bomb" as commercial revenues continue to grow within a framework where players remain amateur, retired Kerry legend Colm Cooper has warned in his autobiography.
The GAA's Standing Playing Rules committee have no plans to make adjustments to the black card in the wake of the furore over aspects of the manner in which Dublin closed out last month's All-Ireland football final against Mayo.
Whatever else the GAA is to be accused of in the future, failing to embrace change will hardly make them a target.
Galway and Ulster teams will have access to the Leinster U-21 Championship from 2018 onwards, Special Congress has decided.
Special Congress has passed a motion that will now force kick-outs in football to cross the 20 metre line.
A new hurling landscape has been voted in by a GAA Special Congress that will see the Munster and Leinster Championships played off on a round robin basis for the next three years.
There's quite a degree of irony about the staging of a Special Congress in Croke Park this morning to debate reform of the hurling championship among other things, just seven months on from an annual Congress that significantly altered the landscape of the football championship for only the second time.
A picture of stability has emerged among some of the top Gaelic football teams in recent weeks and months. In May, All-Ireland three-in-a-row-winning manager Jim Gavin, whose agreement with Dublin was due to expire after this year's championship, extended his time in charge by a further two years, taking him to 2019.