JACK ANDERSON: Solving GAA’s violence problem

Watching some of the scenes from recent GAA matches makes you wonder whether those who take part in such events ever consider that what they are doing is probably criminal in nature and that they might also be found personally liable in compensation to any victim, writes Jack Anderson

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JACK ANDERSON: Will the GAA keep putting club first?

Last weekend, the Australasia GAA Games were hosted by Victoria GAA at Gaelic Park in Melbourne, writes Jack Anderson.

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JACK ANDERSON: Is there a danger competitive sport will need health warning?

The 2018 Australian rugby league (NRL) Grand Final took place on Sunday.

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JACK ANDERSON: The AFL has proactively worked to improve its game. Take note, GAA

The AFL Grand Final takes place on Saturday between Collingwood and West Coast Eagles in front of an expected 100,000 strong crowd at the MCG, writes Jack Anderson

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JACK ANDERSON: Playing Gaelic games must not be used as licence for thuggery

As the GAA inter-county season ends and its club championships reach their final stages, it’s time to reflect on some of the key challenges that lie ahead for the GAA.

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JACK ANDERSON: Jim Stynes the resilient pioneer who paved the way Down Under

On the 20th anniversary of Dubliner Jim Stynes’ retirement from the AFL, Jack Anderson looks back at a remarkable career.

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JACK ANDERSON: Richest sport may yet fall to its knees

The NFL season begins tonight as the defending Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, host the Atlanta Falcons, writes Jack Anderson.

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JACK ANDERSON: Fifa could do more to unravel tangles like the Rice mess

Once when asked to describe jazz, the famous pianist Thomas Fats Waller replied, “if you don’t know by now, don’t mess with it”. The quote is both sanitised — a four-letter word other than mess was used — and often misattributed (to Louis Armstrong).

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JACK ANDERSON: When does a pitch assault cross the line between sport and crime?

Should criminal law be used more often to police serious incidents of violence during a game at whatever level of sport it occurs? Or should these matters be left to sport itself and thus not waste precious police and public resources?

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JACK ANDERSON: Ah’boy da kids — this time Limerick believe

When first asked to write a column for this paper, the esteemed sports editor gave me three guidelines: Write clearly; be informative; and stay impartial, writes Jack Anderson 

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JACK ANDERSON: Increasing ‘gamblification’ of sport now a public health crisis

Being in Ireland for July, I got to see some hurling and follow Limerick as they marched into the All-Ireland. Reading the programme for the Limerick v Kilkenny All-Ireland, one page stood out. It was a full page on a GAA campaign called “Reduce the Odds”.

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