• EirGrid, proud sponsors of the U20 All-Ireland Football Championship, can today reveal through the ‘EirGrid 20 U20 Awards’ details of the top 20 players of this year’s competition. In addition, Jimmy Hyland of Kildare GAA has been awarded the 2018 EirGrid U20 Player of the Year.


    This year, the three nominees for the EirGrid U20 Player of the Year were Kildare duo Jimmy Hyland and Aaron Masterson and Mayo’s Ryan O’ Donoghue. Fans casted their vote on the official GAA Twitter page. Jimmy Hyland from Kildare took the title, receiving a total of 593 votes.


    Kildare made history this year by not only claiming the EirGrid U20 Leinster title, but by capturing the inaugural U20 All-Ireland title. Their efforts have been reflected with six players from this panel selected as recipients of the ‘EirGrid 20 U20 Awards’. (Aaron O’Neil, Mark Dempsey, Mark Barrett, Aaron Masterson, Jimmy Hyland and Brian McLoughlin).


    All-Ireland finalists Mayo have four players included (Patrick O’Malley, Paul Lambert, Cathal Horan and Ryan O’Donoghue) with three coming from Ulster champions Derry (Oisin McWilliams, Callum Brown and Ben McCarron). Kerry also have three recipients (Stefan Okunbor, Daniel O’Brien and Diarmuid O’Connor) of the award. Dublin, who reached the Leinster final, are represented by Nathan Doran, while Roscommon’s Cian McKeon, Armagh’s Ross McQuillan and Cork’s Chris Óg Jones have received an award for their impressive efforts in the provincial Championship.

    EirGrid 20 U20’s


    • Aaron O'Neill (Kildare)
    • Patrick O'Malley (Mayo)


    • Mark Dempsey (Kildare)
    • Mark Barrett (Kildare)
    • Paul Lambert (Mayo)
    • Cathal Horan (Mayo)
    • Stefan Okunbor (Kerry)
    • Daniel O'Brien (Kerry)
    • Nathan Doran (Dublin)


    • Aaron Masterson (Kildare)
    • Diarmuid O'Connor (Kerry)
    • Oisin McWilliams (Derry)


    • Jimmy Hyland (Kildare)
    • Brian McLoughlin (Kildare)
    • Ryan O'Donoghue (Mayo)
    • Callum Brown (Derry)
    • Ben McCarron (Derry)
    • Ross McQuillan (Armagh)
    • Chris Óg Jones (Cork)
    • Cian McKeon (Roscommon)
  • In ladies football, Galway's bid to dethrone All-Ireland champions Dublin has been boosted by the appointment of former Mayo manager Frank Browne as part of Tim Rabbitt's management team.

    Ballyhaunis-based Frank Browne led Mayo to the All-Ireland final in 2017, stepping away after defeat to Dublin.

    Galway will launch their 2020 season with a home game against Waterford on 26th January.


  • County Cup 2018






    Canon Henry Knockout





    Charlestown Sarsfields

    North Mayo Minor C Championship 2018

    Erris St. Pats




    Naomh Padraig

    Mayo GAA U13 hurling league





    Castlebar Mitchels Hurling



    1-11 v 2-8




    1-9 v 0-9





    2-4 v 0-13

    Béal an Mhuirthead


    Kilmovee Shamrocks

    - v -





    1-3 v 1-24



    Castlebar Mitchels

    0-11 v 0-16

    Mayo Gaels



    Westport GAA

    1-17 v 1-11





    5-10 v 1-15

    Charlestown Sarsfields




    2-9 v 3-17

    Cill Chomain



    Castlebar Mitchels Hurling

    6-8 v 1-2




  • Mulryan Construction IFC Knockout Stages
    Sat, 03 Nov,

    Sat, 03 Nov, Venue: Strokestown, Fuerty 2-10 Oran (Football) 1-6

  • Tickets for the 2019 Allianz Leagues, which start next weekend, are now on sale.

    A meeting of Ard Comhairle also agreed to a number of ticket price increases for the 2019 season – and has made a commitment to distribute all additional revenue back into the Association at club and county level.

    In the Allianz Leagues, tickets for matches in Divisions 1 and 2 in football and for games in Divisions 1A and 1B in hurling will increase by €3 from €12 to €15 when pre-purchased before match day.

    A special buy early offer remains in place and pre-purchased tickets will be 25 per cent cheaper than tickets bought on the day of the game which will cost €20 for adults.

    Admission for students and senior citizens will be €15.

    In Allianz Leagues Divisions 3 and 4 in football, and Divisions 2 and 3 in hurling, the admission prices will remain unchanged at €10 and €5.

    Juveniles Under 16 will be admitted free to Allianz Leagues games – except where matches are all-ticket, where the admission will be €5.

    Ard Comhairle also reaffirmed its commitment to ensure that all revenue generated from the Allianz Leagues will be redistributed directly back out to every county. A national pool will ensure that counties in lower tiers with smaller crowds are accommodated via the national pool.

    Tickets for this year’s GAA All-Ireland senior hurling and football finals will increase by €10 to €90 for stand tickets and by €5 for Hill 16 tickets to €45.

    There will be a €5 increase for tickets to All-Ireland senior hurling and football semi-finals and will cost €50 for the stands and €35 for the terraces. There are no changes to the prices of All-Ireland quarter finals tickets.

    Admission to the GAA All-Ireland football qualifiers will increase from €15 to €20 for Rounds 1,2 & 3 and will increase from €20 to €25 for Round 4.

    This represents the first major review of championship ticket prices since 2011. Additional revenue from these Championship ticket changes will be ringfenced to fund an increase in grants to club facility redevelopments to a new high of €3m, fund additional grant aid to overseas units and the staging of the GAA World Games in July, and make increases in Capital Grants and funding to county boards.

    Tickets will be available from and in participating Centra and Supervalu stores.

  • The GAA and GPA have met to discuss the incoming rule changes to football.

    The GPA are unhappy that five different alterations will be trialled in next year's Allianz Leagues.

    96 per cent of their membership are said to be against the new limit of three consecutive hand passes.

    The GAA now say that following their use in the pre-season provincial competitions, the changes will be further discussed with Ard Chomhairle on January 19th.



  • The GAA has announced the membership and also the terms of reference for the new Fixtures Calendar Review Task Force.

    The committee, which has been established by Uachtarán John Horan, has been tasked with having a report with recommendations ready for next November, and which will drive a discussion ahead of the potential for rule changes to be voted on at Congress 2020.

    The GAA Fixtures Calendar Review Task Force is:


    Eddie O’Sullivan (Chair) Member of An Coiste Bainistíochta, former club chair St Sylvester’s GAA, Dublin


    Micheal Martin (Wexford) Chair GAA National Fixtures Analysts Committee


    Kevin O’Donovan (Cork), CEO Cork GAA


    Stephen Barker (Derry), Ulster GAA CCC


    John Costello (Dublin), CEO Dublin GAA


    John Prenty (Mayo), Secretary Connacht Council GAA


    Michael Higgins (Galway) CPA Representative


    Ronan Sheehan (Down) GPA Representative


    Michael Hyland (Galway) Chair GAA Higher Education Committee


    Seamus Woods (Down) Chair GAA Post Primary Schools’ Committee

    Conor O’Donoghue (Meath) County Minor team manager

    In addition to the formation of the Task Force, the following terms of reference have been drawn up to assist the new committee in their deliberations.

     - To consider current significant issues affecting the GAA Fixtures Calendar, including the current positioning and footprint of inter-county competitions and the time available for clubs.

     - To examine current national competition structures and their timing in the context of the time available for the inter-county game.

     - To make recommendations, by November 2019, on options for change for consideration by Ard Chomhairle and Congress, outlining the likely implications of each for the Association.

    The Task Force has been asked to give particular consideration to:

    -       The timing and structure of the main senior inter-county competitions (pre-season, league and championship) including the need for a closed season

    -       The rules governing the monitoring and governance of fixtures at club level as well as the structure of championships

    -       The practicalities of delivering a ‘Calendar Year’ with Club Finals being played before year end

    -       The timing of and eligibility for 3rd Level competitions

    -       The timing of and eligibility for U20 inter-county competitions in the context of the Talent Academy Review recommendations

    -       The present Minor (U17) competition

    The Task Force, in its deliberations, should review the various fixture-related reports in recent times and recommendations and proposals therein. In addition, it should elicit a range of views from specialist interested parties including, but not restricted to, the Central Competitions Control Committee and the National Fixtures Analysis Committee, and more widely from other interested individuals.




    Delegates from around the world are arriving for the GAA's Annual Congress, which gets underway at Croke Park this evening.


    It will be Director General Paraic Duffy's final Congress before retirement.


    The prohibition of sponsorship from betting companies and the definition of a melee are among the motions for debate.

  • GAA Clubs and counties will be given additional time to repay internal loans and membership affiliations in the coming weeks and months, county GAA chairpersons were assured via conference call yesterday.

    As clubs and counties begin to feel the pinch, GAA officials at central level updated county officials for the third time in three weeks on a number of financial and regulatory issues as well as the decision to defer the wages of around 600 employees in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on a sliding scale of between 10 and 20 per cent.

    The GAA employs around 330 coaching and games development staff with another 270 involved in administration at central, provincial and county levels.

    The Irish Independent reports that, in a note to employees on Monday, director-general Tom Ryan outlined a risk of €60m if the current situation remains for the rest of the year through lost gate receipts and TV and commercial revenue in the absence of a championship.

    Dividends for the National Leagues will be paid next week ahead of schedule, but with no final two rounds and finals they will be considerably smaller than usual for counties. The additional nutrition and travel allowances agreed with inter-county players will also be paid up to March.

    The deadline for GAA membership registration that allows voting rights and officerships passed yesterday.

    However, the picture on a potential resumption of games activities was made no clearer to the chairmen.

    The GAA have held off on making any projections about a possible return to play or what shape a revamped season might take until much later in the month.

  • The GAA have confirmed the details of the upcoming All-Ireland Senior Football Championship first-round qualifiers.

    Four of the ties will take place on Saturday June 8th, Offaly host London in Tullamore at half-one, Leitrim welcome Wicklow to Carrick-on-Shannon at 3pm, there's a quarter-to-five throw-in for Wexford against Derry at Wexford Park while Drogheda plays host to the 7pm throw-in between Louth and Antrim.

    Down and Tipperary will meet in Newry at 2pm on the following day with Monaghan against Fermanagh at Clones at the same time.

    There's a 3pm start for Westmeath against Waterford at Cusack Park while Carlow will play the losers of this week's replay between Kildare and Longford, also at 3.

  • Upcoming Fixtures
    09.02.2019 (Sat) AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Final Páirc an Chrócaigh 16:45 Kilcummin v Naomh Éanna TG4 (Online) (Ciarraí) (Aontroim) Referee: TBC (E.T. if Necessary)

    AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship
    Final Páirc an Chrócaigh 15:00 Beaufort v Easkey TG4 (Online) (Ciarraí) (Sligeach) Referee: TBC (E.T. if Necessary)

    10.02.2019 (Sun) AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Final Páirc an Chrócaigh 15:15 Charleville v Oranmore-Maree TG4 (Online) (Corcaigh) v (Gaillimh) Referee: TBC (E.T. if Necessary)

    AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship
    Final Páirc an Chrócaigh 13:30 Castleblayney Hurling v Dunnamaggin TG4 (Online) (Muineachán) (Cill Chainnigh) Referee: TBC (E.T. if Necessary)

  • The times, dates and venues for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Super 8s have been announced this afternoon.

    On Saturday week next 13th July, Roscommon will take on either Cavan or Tyrone at Dr Hyde Park at 5pm.

    The following day, Sunday 14th, the winners of the Mayo / Galway qualifier will travel to Killarney to take on Kerry at 4pm.

    Roscommon will meet Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday 20th July, while on Sunday 21st, Mayo or Galway will take on Meath or Clare in Croke Park.





  • The G-A-A has announced the details of this Sunday's Allianz National Hurling League Division One quarter-finals.

    All-Ireland champions Galway are away to Wexford at 2pm on Sunday,

    Offaly welcome Kilkenny to Tullamore for a 1pm throw-in,

    it's a 3pm start for the meeting of Dublin and Tipperary at Parnell Park,

    and having secured promotion to One A yesterday, Limerick host their neighbours Clare at 4pm.


  • The GAA has confirmed its panels of referees for the 2018 Championship in Hurling and Gaelic Football.

    Two new referees have been included on the Championship panel - Monaghan's Martin McNally (Football) and Limerick’s Johnny Murphy (Hurling).

    Sligo official Marty Duffy (Football) and Offaly’s Brian Gavin (Hurling) retired from the panel at the end of 2017.

    Rory Hickey (Clare) was not considered for the football panel due to injury while Barry Kelly (Westmeath) has stepped down from hurling refereeing this year. However, both will continue as linesmen in 2018.

    National Referees Development Chairman Willie Barrett was satisfied with how the Allianz Leagues unfolded in both codes.

    He said: “Obviously it is a very exciting time for the referees involved, but they would have been waiting with a lot of trepidation for the past fortnight to see who is on and who is not on the panel. It is an exciting time for the referees. Everyone is there on merit.”

    "We would be happy overall with the Leagues. Referees aren't going to get every decision 100% right, but we would be very happy in the review of the League with the overall performance of our referees in both Gaelic Football and Hurling. We had some excellent games in the League, we had two excellent Division One Finals and we believe they were all refereed exceptionally well."

    Barrett is also adamant that the panel has a nice mix of experienced and emerging officials.

    "We are a development committee so we have to develop referees: that is our job,' Barrett says.

    "It is very easy to pick the top seven or eight referees and to keep using them the whole time. You aren't developing referees then. We are a development committee, which is why we have the numbers we have. We put referees into big games as standby referees and linesman alongside experienced referees.

    “That is how you are going to develop referees, which has been our aim. We are happy we are doing that. We have a good mix of experience to go with the up and coming referees. We are very happy with the layout of our panels.”

    Four members of the Gaelic Football panel have refereed All Ireland Senior Finals previously - David Coldrick (3), Maurice Deegan (3), Joe McQuillan (3), and Conor Lane.

    Diarmuid Kirwan (2), James McGrath (2), Fergal Horgan and James Owens have all taken charge of All Ireland Senior Hurling Finals.


    The Referee and Linesman Panels for the 2018 Championship

    Football - Championship Panel of 18:

    Ciaran Branagan (An Dún)

    Barry Cassidy (Doire)

    David Coldrick (An Mhí)

    Niall Cullen (Fear Manach)

    Maurice Deegan (Laois)

    David Gough (An Mhí)

    Jerome Henry (Maigh Eo)

    Padraig Hughes (Ard Mhacha)

    Sean Hurson (Tír Eoghan)

    Fergal Kelly (An Longfort)

    Conor Lane (Corcaigh)

    Martin McNally (Muineachán)

    Joe McQuillan (An Cabhán)

    Noel Mooney (An Cabhán)

    Paddy Neilan (Ros Comáin)

    Anthony Nolan (Cill Mhantáin)

    Derek O'Mahony (Tiobraid Árann)

    Cormac Reilly (An Mhí)

    Football - Championship Linesman Panel of 8:

    James Bermingham (Corcaigh)

    Brendan Cawley (Cill Dara)

    Liam Devenney (Maigh Eo)

    Paul Faloon (An Dún)

    Sean Lonergan (Tiobraid Árann)

    James Molloy (Gaillimh)

    Padraig O’Sullivan (Ciarraí)

    Barry Tiernan (Áth Cliath)


    Hurling – Liam MacCarthy Championship panel of 10:

    Sean Cleere (Cill Chainnigh)

    Fergal Horgan (Tiobraid Árann)

    John Keenan (Cill Mhantáin)

    Alan Kelly (Gaillimh)

    Diarmuid Kirwan (Corcaigh)

    Colm Lyons (Corcaigh)

    James McGrath (An Iarmhí)

    Johnny Murphy (Luimneach)

    Paud O'Dwyer (Ceatharlach)

    James Owens (Loch Garman)

    Hurling – Joe McDonagh Cup and Christy Ring Cup Panel of 16:

    Peter Burke (Cill Chainnigh)

    James Connors (Dún nan Gall)

    Colum Cunning (Aontroim)

    Alfie Devine (An Iarmhí)

    Liam Gordon (Gaillimh)

    Justin Heffernan (Loch Garman)

    David Hughes (Ceatharlach)

    Shane Hynes (Gaillimh)

    John Keane (Gaillimh)

    Cathal McAllister (Corcaigh)

    Rory McGann (An Clár)

    Patrick Murphy (Ceatharlach)

    John O'Brien (Laois)

    Johnny Ryan (Tiobraid Árann)

    Sean Stack (Áth Cliath)

    Thomas Walsh (Port Láirge)


    Hurling – Nicky Rackard Cup and Lory Meagher Cup Panel:

    Kevin Brady (An Lú)

    James Clarke (An Cabhán)

    Aiden Ferguson (Fear Manach)

    Thomas Gleeson (Áth Cliath)

    Kevin McGeeney (Ros Comáin)

    Gearóid McGrath (Loch Garman)

    Chris Mooney (Áth Cliath)

    Gavin Quilty (Cill Chainnigh)

    Nathan Wall (Corcaigh)C.

  • The GAA have confirmed the throw in details for this weekend's All-Ireland hurling quarter finals.

    Clare will face Wexford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh this Saturday, with a 3pm throw in.

    The other quarter final will be between Limerick and Kilkenny on Sunday, with a 2pm start at Semple Stadium in Thurles.

    Arrangements have also been made for the Super 8 fixtures next weekend.

    On Saturday, in the All-Ireland senior football championship quarter-finals,

    Roscommon take on Tyrone in Croke Park at 5pm Saturday evening.

    That's followed at 7pm by Donegal V Dublin.

    On Sunday, Galway and Kerry meet in Croke Park at 4pm.

    That's preceded at 2pm by the meeting of Kildare and Monaghan.




  • The GAA still aims to complete its All-Ireland senior football and hurling championships by the scheduled final dates of August 16 (for hurling) and August 30 (for football). 

    The Irish Independent reports that this would be dependent on action starting by mid- June and could see a return to straight knockout provincial championships in both football and hurling, but potentially with a 'back door' as well.

    For now, Croke Park is still planning for the championships to start on the weekend of May 9-10.

  • The GAA, in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, today launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park, providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world.

     113 All-Ireland finals since 1961 are included in the archive and provincial finals from 1961 also feature. The new archive also includes All-Ireland club finals since 1989.

     In all, over 500 football and hurling matches were retrieved from broadcasters and information such as date, result, venue, referee, scorers and teams and substitutions was added.

    As well as being available to access edited highlights of games via, visitors to the GAA Museum at Croke Park will be able to access the games through an interactive touch screen and there will also be an access point in the GAA Museum Reading Room where entire games can be viewed.


  • The GAA is encouraging clubs to stop using Whatsapp.

    It's over data protection concerns and consent issues.

    The GAA is now planning on setting up its own messaging service.

    In a statement Whatsapp said:"We encourage all organisations to take a privacy-first approach, as the GAA has done here, and to be mindful of the wishes of individuals whose personal data they control. WhatsApp also has a number of built-in tools which put individual users in control of their Group interactions. This includes a ‘Group Privacy Setting’ which enables users to decide, at a very granular level, who can add them to a Group. This can be found in  Settings under Privacy then Groups within the WhatsApp app.

    In addition, a feature called ‘Group invitation links’, allows individual WhatsApp users join a Group by clicking on an invitation link that has been generated by the Group Admin. This feature enables users to join a Group of their own accord. A Group invitation link can be generated by any Group Admin, ensuring that anybody who joins the Group has actively done so and is aware of the visibility other members of the Group will have of their WhatsApp number, user name and profile photo.

    We would also encourage users to think before they share content on any platform or service, including in WhatsApp Groups.” 

  • All GAA facilities are to remain closed until April 19th.

    Director General Tom Ryan's requested that all pitches, walkways and gathering areas be sealed off in line with new government guidelines.

    Ryan says they're working hard to ensure the GAA is in the best possible state when games are allowed resume.