Preserving the memory of Cormac McAnallen - a beloved brother of mythical status

It was in the spring of 2014 that Dónal McAnallen first drafted his memories of the death of his brother Cormac was in the spring of 2014.

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GAA community shining a light on homeless crisis

Tipperary hurler Brendan Maher described this initiative perfectly when explaining that this evening’s Gaelic voices for change sleep-out is no act of rebellion or political statement.

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Eoin Cadogan commits to Cork hurlers in 2018

Eoin Cadogan was back training with Cork last night - but with a hurley and sliotar, not a football - confirming his decision to switch codes and commit to the Cork hurlers in 2018.

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Walsh Park only Waterford venue in line for an upgrade

Waterford County Board chairman Paddy Joe Ryan has emphasised that Walsh Park in Waterford city is the only venue that will be upgraded as per the wishes of officials in Croke Park.

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Clare joint-managers didn’t claim expenses in 2017

The joint-managers of the Clare hurling team, Gerry O’Connor and Donal Moloney, did not claim any expenses in 2017, outgoing county board treasurer Bernard Keane revealed last night.

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Paul Geaney: Pay for play a long way away

Kerry All-Star Paul Geaney believes we are a long way from GAA players being paid or becoming fully professional.

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Kilkenny chiefs fear impact of rate-change on Nowlan Park

Kilkenny GAA chiefs have slammed “draconian rates” that could spell the end of their pursuit of big games and the staging of concerts in Nowlan Park.

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Limerick secretary rejects Super 8

Limerick GAA secretary Mike O’Riordan is not in favour of the new Super 8 format, calling for the introduction of a two-tier football championship.

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Cork bursary bids to attract students to refereeing career

Munster GAA chairman Jerry O’Sullivan has hailed a “tremendous initiative” by Cork’s City Division GAA and referees’ boards to provide bursary funding to kickstart a career in refereeing.

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How professionalism would reduce GAA grassroots to just another accounting phrase

Australia is a sports mad nation. With a population of 24 million, it is home to an extraordinary 90 professional men’s and women’s teams.

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Jack McCaffrey can’t understand why freak injury happened

Dublin defender Jack McCaffrey says he’s come to terms with his horror cruciate knee ligament injury but admitted, as a medicine student, he still can’t understand why it happened.

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Sports Manager of the Year Michéal Donoghue: Galway primed to back up magical year

September is long gone now. The last strains of ‘The West’s Awake’ have petered out on the cold winter winds as a New Year clears its throat but still the hurlers from Galway continue to rack up the prizes.

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New Tyrone chief Michael Kerr makes unity call

New Tyrone chairman Michael Kerr has called for unity following his election to the top post in a dramatic election at Garvaghey.

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Mid Tipp chief says GAA need to get priorities right

New Mid Tipperary GAA chairman Jonathan Cullen has warned that revenue from television and media rights now appear to be driving the national fixtures plan at the expense of the grassroots of the association.

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Tyrone chair considers legal action over ‘sinister’ leaks

Tyrone chairperson Roisin Jordan last night revealed that legal action is being considered over attempts to undermine her position.

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Philly McMahon has no intention of going down the political route

Philly McMahon has been a powerful voice for societal change when it comes to drugs but the Dublin defender has no intention of transferring those views to the political arena for now.

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Con O’Callaghan could feature for Dublin hurlers for ‘part of a season’

New Dublin hurling coach Anthony Cunningham has raised the exciting possibility of sharing dual prodigy Con O’Callaghan with the county footballers for “part of a season”.

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Davy Fitzgerald brands talk of Leinster or All-Ireland glory ‘rubbish’

Davy Fitzgerald believes he’s way ahead of schedule with the Wexford hurlers yet has described talk of winning the Leinster or All-Ireland titles in 2018 as “a load of rubbish”.

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Dublin's John Costello asks ‘naysayers’ to give Super 8s a chance

Any chance the GAA ‘naysayers’ could give next season’s Super 8s a chance before declaring it an unmitigated disaster for everyone?

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John Costello: ‘If Dublin got the full €56m, it wouldn’t be enough’

Those who beat Dublin with the “big population” stick were at it again recently when the Government’s €56m capital sports grant programme was announced, says the county’s salaried chief executive John Costello.

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The empire strikes back: Dublin GAA chief takes capital critics to task

Dublin GAA chief executive John Costello may be one of the few remaining pulpit-pounding county secretaries who believe annual reports can still have a state-of-the-nation edge to them. An opportunity to set the record straight, to right a few wrongs, to take down a sacred cow or two. 

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