The GAAmbler: Things aren't looking up for Down

Having enjoyed last week's return to National League action and especially Antrim's profitable win over Carlow, the only negative from a betting point of view was Downs's heavy defeat to Donegal.

Lá na gClubanna returns to GAA Calendar

Uachtarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail today announced the return of Lá na gClubanna to the GAA Calendar in 2016.

Assistance required with Garda GAA book

All-Ireland Garda Gaelic Football Representative Brian J. Willoughby is presently compiling a book about Garda members, both male and female, who have represented their counties at senior level.

HS football team of the week

After round one of the Allianz Football Leagues, we pick our team of the week and 13 counties are represented...

Odds: Dubs now Evens to retain Division 1 crown

Following their 2-14 to 0-14 victory over Kerry in Croke Park on Saturday evening, Dublin are now Evens from 11/10 to retain the Division 1 National Football League title.

GAA tweets of the week

Thankfully, both Lee Keegan and Eoin Cadogan are on the mend following their collision in Pairc Ui Rinn yesterday...

What they said ... the weekend in quotes

"You go into any game looking to put in a performance, to put your best foot forward. Clearly, we were second best today."

The GAAmbler: The pressure is most definitely on

This weekend sees us get down to the nitty gritty of the GAA season, managers can no longer claim to be playing "experimental line-ups" and players can no longer claim to be getting back to fitness.

Sigerson Cup preview: big games from the start

The 2016 Sigerson Cup competition is due to get underway tomorrow (Tuesday) and, with the entry of more teams, the preliminary round sees six teams compete for a place in round 1.

GAA tweets of the week

The footballers of Meath, Tyrone and Galway and the Clare hurlers got their hands on silverware over the weekend ... and, thankfully, Brendan Rogers' hair is fine...

What they said ... the weekend in quotes

"All over Ireland people would come to see Tyrone and Derry play and it's life and death."

The GAAmbler: Tyrone and Derry to provide a classic

This weekend sees the conclusion of the provincial warm-up competitions and yet again they have provided the punters with lots to ponder.

GPA up the ante in championship debate

The GPA and GAA are on a collision course over the proposed introduction of a 'B' competition for Division 4 counties.

GPA: the players just don't want it

The GPA is adamant that a second-tier championship is doomed to failure.

Harte: every county has a right to be in the race for Sam

Mickey Harte has spoken out strongly against proposals for a 'B' championship.

HS football team of the week

As the start of the Allianz football leagues looms close over the horizon, here's the players that stood out for us in this weekend's subsidiary competition action...

HS hurling team of the week

Seven counties are represented on our hurling team of the week...

GAA tweets of the week

Longford upset the odds and a Limerick hurling great brings the curtain down on his inter-county career...

What they said ... the hurling weekend in quotes

"Anytime you beat Kilkenny is a good day. Because no matter what 15 guys they have, they give everything."

What they said ... the football weekend in quotes

"He would have been in trouble if he didn't score it. He took it well. We just can't afford to get carried away."

Central Council: Second tier proposal explained

Items on the agenda at today's Central Council meeting in Croke Park included the All-Ireland SFC structure, player burnout, the U-21 FC, replays, the All-Ireland JFC and the affiliation of the Irish Guards GAA club to London GAA.

Second tier competition gets the green light

The introduction of a second tier football competition for Division 4 teams will be up for debate at next month's GAA Congress.

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Dublin received €1.46m or 47% of the entire games development grant for Ireland from the GAA. Do you agree?

Yes, they have the biggest population
No, it is a scandal and heads should roll in Croke Park
Doesn't bother me either way
The grant should be divided up based on playing members in each county