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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Gaa - Sunday 23 September, 2018

The self-destruction of a £2 million teenager and more of the week's best sportswriting

Here are some of our favourite reads from the past seven days.

Gaa - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Cillian O'Connor scores 0-7 as Ballintubber book semi-final spot while Breaffy see off Westport

Ballintubber and Breaffy booked their places in the Mayo Senior Football Championship semi-finals.

Abbeyside see off last year's finalists to reach first Waterford decider in a decade

A slender win for Abbeyside over De La Salle, who defeated them in the 2008 Waterford senior hurling final.

No disciplinary action as Tyrone GAA rule Cavanagh injuries were accidental

The Competitions Control Committee were satisfied the referee dealt with the matter ‘appropriately.’

2017 Clare senior hurling champions and runners-up both crash out

Neither Sixmilebridge nor Clooney/Quin will be involved in the last four of the championship.

From TheJournal.ie A bid to keep GAA fan haunt the Big Tree serving on match days has been blocked Wide Of The Mark

A bid to keep GAA fan haunt the Big Tree serving on match days has been blocked

The site is being turned into a hotel, but publican Louis Fitzgerald wanted to keep the beer garden open.

'At times during my career I felt I was the only one on the planet that felt like this'

Sean Cavanagh discusses the obsession that drove him to greatness.

'This opportunity is mad. It'll be a great experience, a once-in-a-lifetime thing'

Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy is one of 11 Irish footballers taking part in an exciting AFLW rookie trial this week.

Gaa - Friday 21 September, 2018

Dublin camogie boss confirms resignation

David Herity announced on Twitter that he was stepping down from his position.

Friday night club action sees semi-final spots booked in Tipp football and Dublin hurling Championships GAA

Friday night club action sees semi-final spots booked in Tipp football and Dublin hurling Championships

Loughmore-Castleiney, Moyle Rovers, St Vincent’s and Ballyboden are celebrating quarter-final wins tonight.

Virgin Media announce Liam Miller tribute match will now be broadcast free-to-air

You can catch the Tuesday afternoon match on Virgin Media Three.

Liam Sheedy set for dramatic Tipperary return - reports

A decade after taking charge of Tipperary, Liam Sheedy looks on the verge of a second spell as county boss.

Three-time Connacht medalist retires from Galway duty for the second time

32-year-old Salthill-Knocknacarra ace Sean Armstrong is stepping aside.

2015 All-Star Walsh announces Kerry retirement

Donnchadh Walsh retires after an impressive career.

Former Sligo star forward Taylor set to take the reins as new senior manager

He’ll succeed Cathal Corey at the Yeats helm if ratified on Monday.

'Whether that's in football or hurling, he's just that type of fella that he could surprise you'

Philly McMahon would not rule out a return by Pat Gilroy to a Dublin GAA role.

Gaa - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'Earlier in the year I was dropped for a game, and that was really tough for me' Brush It Off This post contains videos

'Earlier in the year I was dropped for a game, and that was really tough for me'

Competition for places in the All-Ireland winning Dublin team is fierce, but Sinead Finnegan says that if people get offended they brush it off for the good of the team.

'It's very positive' - Clare's football supremo provides continuity as a sixth season beckons in 2019

The reappointment of Colm Collins was ratified in Clare on Tuesday night.

A tale of two All-Ireland finals: From a fan in the stands to the thick of the action in 12 months

‘It’s hard to believe that I came back this year, straight into a team that had just won an All-Ireland, and now we’ve done it again.’

'It can be dangerous and send the wrong message to our younger kids' - the debate over Dublin's dominance

The question since Dublin’s triumph have not surprised their experienced defender.

'More games, more pressure, more stress, so I would suspect those figures are not accurate'

A 2016 ERSI study found that players are dedicating up to 31 hours per week to the inter-county game, but Michael Fennelly says it’s “definitely higher.”

Gaa - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Reigning county champions to face recent north winners - Tipperary senior hurling quarter final draw is made

Countdown on to the last eight fixtures in the Premier county.

Tickets on sale tomorrow with holders and 2018 All-Ireland champions Boston-bound

Clare, Limerick, Cork and Wexford will all line out in Fenway Park on 18 November.

'I still have heavy concussion but recovering' - Cavanagh on the mend after injuries sustained in club match

The Tyrone All-Ireland winner was injured while in action for his club Moy.

'He seems to have the appetite for it': Fennelly tips Cunningham for Dublin hurling job

Anthony Cunningham is a contender to take over from the outgoing Pat Gilroy.

'It must come to an end now' - Leahy wants to draw line under Mayo Ladies football saga

The Mayo manager says this will be his final comment on the matter.

'That's a terrific idea' - support for GAA to appoint a Nucifora-type figure to tackle player burnout

GPA chairman Seamus Hickey has backed a suggestion from GAA President John Horan.

5 of Galway's All-Ireland winners in Minor Hurling Team of the Year

Finalists Kilkenny contributed four men to the team-sheet with Tipperary the next best represented county.

'I think it’s the right thing to do' - GAA plans for a two-tier All-Ireland football championship

The final of the new competition would be a curtain-raiser to the All-Ireland decider.

'I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t conspired to indoctrinate my nieces and nephew with an allegiance to Mayo'

In his weekly column, Eoin Butler explores why adults feel inclined to pass on their love of a sports team to the younger generation.

Carnacon reinstated to championship but 8 players who left Mayo squad hit with 4-week bans

The club have been fined €500 and eight players have been suspended for four weeks.

'There is a view there that we will go back to two equal divisions' - potential changes for 2020 hurling league

The last two Liam MacCarthy Cup winners have come from Division 1B.

Gaa - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Collins joins group including Harte and Gavin as he heads for sixth year in charge of Clare footballers

Colm Collins will now become the fourth longest-serving inter-county football manager.

'It was like a personal attack that evening': Former Mayo captain gives specifics on welfare issues

Sarah Tierney spoke last night and explained her reasons for leaving Peter Leahy’s panel.

Mayo LGFA break their silence with strong statement in defence of manager Peter Leahy

The statement was released to The42 this afternoon.

'It's amazing' - Dublin star Rowe puts All-Ireland final Hawk-Eye demons to bed

The 24-year-old found the back of the net twice on Sunday in a Player of the Match-winning display.

New study finds players are spending up to 31 hours per week on inter-county commitments

The ERSI research also found that the main reason players retired was to focus on their professional careers.

All-Ireland champs Limerick at home to Cork in their 2019 provincial opener

The schedule of games for next year’s Munster senior hurling championship have been released.

'Lack of communication, being undermined' - Mayo's 12 departed players explain why they left the panel

They’ve released a lengthy statement saying that the walkout was not due to selection issues.