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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 20 August, 2014


The Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an amateur Irish and international cultural and sporting organisation focused primarily on promoting Gaelic games, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball and rounders. The GAA also promotes Irish music and dance, and the Irish language.

# gaa - Today’s News

‘Mayo would want to grow up if they are to win an All-Ireland’ – Larry Tompkins

He singled out some big players he feels need to have a look at themselves to end Mayo’s famine.

Footballer of the Year 2014: Who will win this year’s award?

We analyse the contenders for the big prize, with Paul Flynn and James O’Donoghue leading the race.

Michael Darragh Macauley calls Dublin’s competition for places ‘absolutely disgusting’

However, the current Player of the Year rejects claims the defending champions enjoy preferential treatment.

Tony Kelly describes Clare U21s as ‘Band of Brothers’

The Hurler of the Year is getting set to face Antrim at the weekend.

# gaa - Yesterday’s News

Na Piarsaigh seal semi-final spot with win over Granagh-Ballingarry GAA

Na Piarsaigh seal semi-final spot with win over Granagh-Ballingarry

The winners had to come from behind as they trailed by 1-9 to 0-9 at half-time.

Take a moment to appreciate just how good Seamus Callanan’s goals last Sunday were

The Tipperary attacker kept up his hot goalscoring streak last Sunday.

Ex-Cork selector Ger Cunningham has got a new hurling management job

Cunningham will take charge of Fitzgibbon Cup side UCC.

5 reasons why Donegal can win the All-Ireland senior football title

A mix of youth, experience and McGuinness know-how means that Donegal could triumph once again in September.

5 reasons why Dublin can win the All-Ireland senior football title

An irresistible bench, unrivalled fire power in attack and a manager who gets the best out of his players means the Dubs will retain their title.

GAA jersey signed by Maradona and Ozil is up for auction this week for a heart charity

Kerry native Mike Griffin got signatures from some incredible players and now is auctioning the jersey off for charity.

Is it a disadvantage to win the Munster hurling championship?

You have to go back 10 years to find the last Munster champions who went on to win the All-Ireland title.

‘It’s like Abramovich going into the Premier League’ – Jim McGuinness on Dublin’s impact GAA

‘It’s like Abramovich going into the Premier League’ – Jim McGuinness on Dublin’s impact

The Donegal boss thinks the divide is getting ‘bigger and ‘bigger’.

Padraic Maher: Gleeson’s performance silenced the critics

The Tipperary wing-back was thrilled for his team-mate on Sunday.

# gaa - Monday 18 August, 2014

Kerry unchanged for All-Ireland Junior Football Championship final

Stephen Wallace has kept faith with the same XV that saw off Sligo in the semi-final.

Newmarket against Crusheen the pick of the Clare SHC quarter-finals

The draw for the last eight was made this evening.

5 reasons why Mayo can win the All-Ireland senior football title

The positional switches of Keith Higgins, Aidan O’Shea and Mayo’s hunger to claim Sam could see them end the famine this September.

5 reasons why Kerry can win the All-Ireland senior football title

The Kingdom have the experience, a strong central axis and the game’s in-form forward on their side as they chase September glory.


John Gardiner column: ‘It was all too easy for Tipperary as Cork never turned up’’s hurling columnist looks back at yesterday’s showdown in Croke Park.

Will Alan Dillion escape this club? 7 athletes who never won the big one

Dillon is hoping to avoid joining the same club as Jimmy White, Tim Henman and others

O’Shea lauds Bonner Maher’s ‘extraordinary’ performance

Maher help Tipperary to victory despite suffering a rib injury early in the first-half.

‘Two pitches as your centre of excellence, who are we trying to cod?’ – Donal Óg

The Sunday Game panellist was heavily critical of the overall state of Cork hurling last night.

So what does Eamon O’Shea reckon was the turning point for Tipperary in 2014?

The Tipperary boss hailed his side’s character after yesterday’s game.

JBM’s future as Cork boss in the dark as his three-year term concludes

Cork exited the championship at the hands of Tipperary yesterday.

Your GAA weekend review GAA

Your GAA weekend review

Tipperary strolled into the All-Ireland hurling final as Cork fell flat.

# gaa - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Bonner is a beast and Limerick praise – Twitter reacts to today’s Croke Park hurling

It was a great day for the hurlers of Tipperary and Limerick.

5 talking points after Tipperary overturned Cork in today’s semi-final

We also ask if Cork fell flat after Munster glory?

Snapshot: This fan was both happy and sad after today’s All-Ireland semi-final

At least one supporter found it impossible to choose a favourite between the two sides.

Poll: Who was your man of the match from today’s Tipperary v Cork All-Ireland semi-final? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who was your man of the match from today’s Tipperary v Cork All-Ireland semi-final?

Did Seamus Callanan’s brace make him a shoe-in, or were there better players on the field today?

As It Happened: Tipperary v Cork, All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final

Who’s going to book a place in the decider on September 7th?

Ronan Lynch claims 13 points as Limerick minors comfortably see off Galway

Limerick are in their first minor hurling decider for nine years. Only Kilkenny to beat now.

As It Happened: Limerick v Galway, All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final

Kilkenny are already through to the final but who’s going to join them?

The AFL Footy show get all the céilí clichés out for interview with Mayo’s Pearce Hanley AFL This post contains videos

13 of our favourite images from the past week in sports

From high-diving in Kosovo to overhead kicks in Manchester via Valhalla and Paris.

Talking points: Will historic Cork-Tipp shoot-out live up to its billing?

The Munster rivals meet in an All-Ireland semi-final for the first time.

Poll: Who will win today’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win today’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final?

The last spot in this year’s All-Ireland final is up for grabs.

# gaa - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Cork send Cora Staunton and Mayo out of the championship with 9 to spare

Cork remain on track for a ninth All-Ireland title in ten seasons.

Caroline O’Hanlon steals the show with 2-6 as ruthless Armagh progress

The classy midfielder was outstanding as Armagh crushed Laois en-route to the semi-finals.

Revenge on the cards? – Limerick and Kilkenny reach camogie final in Croker

The two sides had two very different semi-final clashes today in the Intermediate matches.

Former Allstar full-back Kevin McCloy wakes up in hospital and asks: ‘Who won?’

Kevin McCloy has regained consciousness and spoken to his family.

‘I was in serious pain’ – Colin Walshe on playing through his cruciate ligament injury

Colin Walshe tells how he managed to struggle on.

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