BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Football for all must be the goal

Chris McElligott probably didn’t need any reminders as to football’s extraordinary ability to inspire but he got it anyway last October when Turkey claimed the inaugural European Amputee Football Championship at a heaving Vodafone Park in Istanbul with a 2-1 defeat of England.

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BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Who will flash the cash that cracks GAA’s amateur code?

Shuffle forward a week from now and the drawbridge will close on applications for the role of the GAA’s next director general. Interesting times lie ahead, but the process of appointing Pauric Duffy’s successor has already shone a revealing light on an association at war with itself.


BRENDAN O'BRIEN: Is Ireland big enough for Dublin and its vast sporting reach?

Hard to believe but it’s over six years since Dublin GAA’s provocative ‘Blue Wave’ strategic plan was met with a tsunami of snipes.