GERARD O’KANE: Get Casement built

WHAT a big seven days it has been in this part of the country for GAA. Last Saturday afternoon, Jarlath Burns became the 41st Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. I have had the privilege of knowing Jarlath personally for 20-plus years now and he genuinely is what you see portrayed in the media – a real […]

Burning brightly – Jarlath Burns unveils his plans for the road ahead

By Shaun Casey JARLATH Burns didn’t take much time off when he decided to hang up the boots at the end of the 1999 season. He’d just captained Armagh to an Ulster title, ending a 17-year wait for the Anglo Celt, before Meath ended their All-Ireland quest. While the Orchard County were on the cusp of national […]

Ryan not expecting Casement spending increase

By Niall McCoy GAA DIRECTOR general Tom Ryan has poured cold water on any suggestions that the association will significantly increase its financial contribution to the Casement Park project. Speaking at Croke Park at the launch of his 2023 financial report, Ryan gave a lukewarm response when asked if they’d up their £15 million contribution given […]

GAA in talks with UK Goverment as Casement Park set to host Euros matches in 2028

By Niall Gartland There was a significant step forwards towards a redeveloped Casement Park potentially hosting matches at Euro 2028 after UEFA announced Turkey’s decision to withdraw their bid to host the tournament. Their decision to withdraw means that Ireland and Britain’s joint-bid for Euro 2028 is unopposed and that they will be confirmed as […]

President to-be Jarlath Burns planning for the future

By Shaun Casey JARLATH Burns will be the next President of the GAA, but his term doesn’t get underway until 2024, so for the next 12 months, Burns will be looking ahead and putting plans in place for his three-year tenure, without stepping on the toes of the current President Larry McCarthy. Burns was elected […]

Casement Park included in bid to host Euro 2028

CASEMENT Park has been included in a joint bid to host the Euro 2028 soccer tournament. The Belfast venue joins Croke Park in a list that includes iconic soccer venues such as Old Trafford and Wembley. The joint bid between the UK and Ireland to host Euro 2028 has been formally submitted to UEFA, with […]