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John Horan said : "There's no talking about 'we won't be back until there is a vaccine' and there is no talking about 'we won't be back until social distancing is acceptable' but as long as social distancing is the priority at two metres, that is a big hurdle for us to bring back contact sport," External link

herald-ie Friday, May 29, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "There's no talking about 'we won't be back until there is a vaccine' and there is no talking about 'we won't be back until social distancing is acceptable' but as long as social distancing is the priority at two metres that is a big hurdle for us to bring back contact sport. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “The actual work that has been going on in terms of working with the councils and delivery and that is huge,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “We are living in a time of unprecedented popularity for Gaelic games,” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

John Horan added : “If there was some structure on it then that could be reasonable, though all of these things are very fluid. That is why we are constantly in touch with each other to review the situation” External link

irishecho Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don’t know how we can play a contact sport, and that is what Gaelic games is, a contact sport,” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Professional sport is in a different league because they don’t go back into work and can be cocooned in a family situation,” “We can’t do that and won’t. I think people’s health and safety is the key to it all” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Our concern has to be the players on the pitch and their families and work colleagues,” External link

kilkennypeople Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “There was a concept in it that people could gather together in groups of four. We felt that just couldn’t be marshaled within clubs and that is why we continue to keep our premises closed,” External link

irishecho Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan remarked : “If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don’t know how we can play a contact sport,” “That is what Gaelic Games is” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

John Horan remarked : "If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don't know how we can play a contact sport," "That is what Gaelic Games is" External link

herald-ie Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “There was a concept in it that people could gather together in groups of four but we felt that that just couldn’t be marshaled within our clubs and that’s why we continue to keep our premises closed,” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I can’t see it happening to be quite honest because if social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don’t know we can play a contact sport and that is what Gaelic games is, it is a contact sport,” “The key thing is it’s a contact sport, our concern has to be the players on the pitch, their families and their work colleagues and they are all amateurs. I know they take it very seriously at inter-county level and they have a very professional approach to it but we cannot risk anybody’s health. When all this is over and we’re all back to normal life, I would hate to think that we as an organisation made a decision that cost any family a member of their family” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I think we have to be beyond that point of testing players before they go out on the pitch,” “It has already been said that if sporting organisations wish to take on a testing process, they’ll have to fund it themselves” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Unfortunately they’ve possibly just hit bad timing with any application,” “The money is not there. As soon as the money comes back on stream, we’ll be only delighted to get back out supporting our clubs and redistributing the money but as I’ve said to you, a €50m loss throughout the whole organisation, and we don’t keep big reserves, we just won’t have the funding there to keep handing it out” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "I think it would have to start in 2020 and I think you'd be talking about (going into) the first two months, January, February. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "I can't see it happening to be quite honest. If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don't know how we can play a contact sport. That is what Gaelic games is. It is a contact sport. " External link

RTERadio Monday, May 11, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “If and when we do return, the club scene will be our priority because 98% of our activity happens at club level. As we're looking at it, at the moment, our return initially will be back to club activity before we engage in the inter-county playing” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

John Horan declared : "To return prematurely to action would be reckless and disregard all of the effort and sacrifice which has been invested by so many. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "To return prematurely to action would be reckless and disregard all of the effort and sacrifice which has been invested by so many. " External link

irishmirror Friday, May 1, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “We’re an amateur sport. I know there’s a lot of speculation that professional sports like rugby and soccer may come back here in Ireland and overseas, but that’s probably in the sense that they’ve cocooned their players,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

John Horan added : “If and when we do return, the club scene will be our priority because 98% of our activity happens at club level. Our return initially will be back to club activity before we engage in the inter-county playing. The greater benefit to the community would be to have club activity first” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "We are regularly in contact with Government departments and at no stage have we discussed a return to training. I am aghast at to where this story is coming from. We're going to act totally responsibly," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I’m quite shocked by this story, this was very much a nothing story over the weekend and to be honest with you, somewhat irresponsible,” External link

thejournal Monday, April 27, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I’m quite shocked by this story, this was very much a nothing story over the weekend and to be honest with you, somewhat irresponsible” External link

beat102103 Monday, April 27, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "We're going to act totally responsible," External link

independent-ie Monday, April 27, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "I'm quite shocked by this story, this was very much a nothing story over the weekend and to be honest with you, somewhat irresponsible," External link

RTERadio Monday, April 27, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "I can't see contact sport coming back in the short-term. " External link

irishmirror Monday, April 27, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Even players have come out and said that playing a game with no atmosphere is no great enjoyment,” “But, look, if that was to be taken on board at a later stage, we would take it on board” External link

thejournal Monday, April 20, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “From the very beginning we have always taken our guidance from the health authorities within the country here and we shut down very quickly when they brought that on the table but we won’t be making any rushed decisions to return to playing our games,” “We’re very conscious that the health and wellbeing of our members who, within their own families and within their extended families, have to be looked after and we don’t want to put anyone at risk just for the sake of playing games,” External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I would like to congratulate Shane Kingston and the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Hurling Team of The Year 2020 on their incredible achievements during 2020 Higher Education Hurling season.Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to honour these young men in front of their families, friends and coaches, however, they should all be very proud of what they have done in 2020. They are a credit to their club, county and most importantly, their third-level institution” External link

limerickleader Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I would like to congratulate Shane Kingston and the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Hurling Team of The Year 2020 on their incredible achievements during 2020 Higher Education Hurling season.Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to honour these young men in front of their families, friends and coaches, however, they should all be very proud of what they have done in 2020. "They are a credit to their club, county and most importantly, their third-level institution” External link

eecho Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “This is a testing time and one when the oft-mentioned virtues of the GAA’s Community ethos needs to come to the fore” External link

todayfm Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "This joint decision by Blessington & District Forum and the ESB has not been taken lightly," External link

leinsterleader Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

John Horan wrote : “The extent of his pursuit by Chevron is so extravagant, and at this point so unnecessary and punitive,” External link

greenpeace Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

John Horan said ( about Association ) : "The GAA exists because of the volunteer effort of inspirational people. The impact and infectious enthusiasm of these people is the beating heart of what our great Association has grown to be for more than 130 years. " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

John Horan told : “I’ll certainly be looking to this as one of our priorities going forward,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Monday, January 27, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “There is a significant amount of time invested and commitment made by our inter-county players. Previous feedback from the playing population was extremely useful and likewise, this report will assist our approach to player welfare on and off the field” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “We are in a very difficult position with the negotiations. We have hit a roadblock, and we are trying hard to get through that roadblock. But in the last agreement there is a proviso that if the negotiations weren’t resolved by the end of the year and the start of a new period, it would continue on for another 12-month period” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

John Horan outlined : “Some low-hanging fruit may well be brought to Congress in February and then we hope to have a Special Congress in April/May next year to deal with the document’s more substantive issues,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

John Horan replied : “I don’t honestly have the figures but I’d say it’s challenged” External link

irishmirror Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I do not question their intentions,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 25, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “nothing would be off the table” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “The interesting feature is that the work going on with the fixtures review committee at the moment includes Tier Two in them all,” “If they are going to come forward with proposals as regards to fixtures and they have a tier two in it, they know there is an acceptance within the organisation to go for a tier two, so that just gives them a bit of a surer footing” External link

eecho Monday, October 21, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I think this is the culmination of a great year for Leitrim GAA in terms of the football and promotion in the national league and the success this year of the hurlers in the Lory Meagher,” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “We’re very conscious that each county is different, different counties have different potential and size is a key part of it,” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

John Horan concluded : “They were putting their shoulder to the wheel and they were prepared to make the effort, to play their part in this development,” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “There is support there and we will be bringing it to Special Congress,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "We have decided as an association to increase our grants to clubs throughout this country from €2m to €4m in the space of four years and that has to be done by getting funds" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "We probably had half a team turn up to play against Wicklow. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “Experimental football rules, the Tier Two proposal, and there may be one or two other items on it, we just haven’t clarified that yet” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 19, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "The whole approach and attitude I picked up since I arrived here is that the club belongs to the whole community," External link

limerickleader Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “We are trying to bring flexibility into the contracts to give the general public a better opportunity to see the games,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “Look, we can’t do anything about the imbalance between Ulster, like there’s six counties in Munster, there’s nine in Ulster, that’s an ongoing thing. Bar getting rid of the provincial structure, that inequality is always going to be there” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

John Horan outlined : “Their next project is more to deal with foul play, they’ve made a presentation to us today in the context of the category of fouls and foul play within the game, to try and get a consistency in that” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "People are operating off global figures because Dublin's money goes from Croke Park whereas most of the other counties in Leinster get their money from the province by going from Croke Park to the province," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:34:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “A proposal on changing the rule doesn’t have to be experimented on,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

John Horan pointed out : “Whilst a few of them might go on the attack with the ball, it is providing a valve for defensive football, the goalkeeper being there as the extra man” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "Thanks to the work of the GAA For All committee there is a programme in place to make our games as inclusive as possible. " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “The GAA by the very way it is configured attempts to offer everyone a chance to play our games and in so doing, connect with Irish culture and our shared heritage. Sport is a unifier,” “It is about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and it aims to create a sense of belonging, camaraderie and above all else enjoyment and fun in the pursuit of a common goal for young and not so young alike” External link

metroeireann Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “There is an appetite out there within the organisation for us to go ahead with a Tier 2 Championship. Now, I feel, is the time to grab that when the appetite is out there,” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "If anyone made a close examination of the Dublin senior teams you'd find out that an awful lot of the work that's going into the underage structure is being done by voluntary people and not by the paid coaches," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

John Horan told : “I would be hoping this group will come back with proposals that will be beneficial to the clubs on the ground,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 27, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "We are privileged that the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland will host us for this service of inclusivity. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "Like Mick O’Dwyer and Kevin Heffernan, with whom he shared so many sideline battle of wits, Eugene was considered a man ahead of his time and responsible for creating a new era of popularity for the game in the 70s and 80s. “A straight-talking man of great integrity, Eugene was a hugely respected journalist and author and his passion for the game always shone through. “The GAA benefitted greatly from this passion through his work on the field, and also through his commitment off it where Eugene was instrumental in helping to aid the evolvement of Gaelic football and was a former Chairman of a Football Review Committee. RTÉ Sport's Des Cahill shared a story told to him by former TD Tom Parlon in tribute. " External link

eecho Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "Over the last number of years it has become a real statement of intent from young players involved at third level football and hurling championships that the form they show here is a sign of things to come at inter-county level" External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “Well, we are apolitical so… we’ll do anything that helps the 32 counties play our games across the country, but we are an apolitical organisation” External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 12, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

John Horan said ( about Michael Avenatti ) : “Avenatti was an idiot to think that he was going to make a company like Nike buckle,” External link

msn-uk Monday, April 1, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “The only key is to get Leinster to bring forward their football final,” “If they did that, there would be very little other change needed. It would only be a matter of slotting in dates in January, maybe Saturday with the hurling and Sunday with the three football finals” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 25, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I warmly welcome the latest instalment of Laochra Gael, which has long been a mainstay in the compendium of compulsive viewing for GAA members and followers of our games". "It dovetails with the excellent coverage afforded to our games by TG4 and Nemeton, coverage and analysis which affords them unique insights into the big games and the big names". "The list of top players who have engaged with this series bears testimony to the quality of the viewing and I laud everyone involved in providing us with another set of programmes in the weeks and months ahead” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I think all the way from U13 to U20 has to be looked at,” “We need to create a proper player pathway” External link

eecho Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

John Horan said ( about Brendan Moran ) : "This is a fantastic initiative and one that safeguards so much of our history, not just for those who might have been fortunate to see the games the first time around, but for future generations too. Former Dublin goalkeeper Paddy Cullen in conversation with former Kerry footballer and selector Mikey Sheehy during the launch of the Digital Archive at Croke Park. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile. " External link

eecho Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "People may want to criticise us but the decision that was made at central council was unanimous because we made the case to the people that we were raising the prices to do something with the money for our membership and the community that exists within this country, and we will not apologise for doing good work on the ground," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "The decision made at Central Council was unanimous because we made the case to the people that we were raising the prices to do something with the money for our membership...We will not apologise for doing good work on the ground," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "Our facilities are stretched, a vital asset used by our local primary and secondary schools and relied upon by Ladies Football and Camogie as well as our own Games. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “There’s some element of statistics and figures being taken in a certain angle there,” “The one thing I will say is, a large part of the extra funding that goes to Dublin goes into schools. The coaching programme we drive on goes into schools and the population of young children is in Dublin and that’s where the money’s going into” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

John Horan added : “The word ‘Sky’ is touchy with some people. We’re a democratic organisation. We’ve put it in front of our membership and they’re happy where it is” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “People may want to criticises us but the decision that was made at central council was unanimous because we made the case to the people that we were raising the prices to do something with the money for our membership and the community that exists within this country and we will not apologise for doing good work on the ground,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “On behalf of the GAA I would like to extend my sympathies and condolences to the victims’ families, teammates, clubs, and wider circle of friend,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “No, the 110 figure I think we’ll be able to row back off that, somewhat,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Everybody was of the view that it should happen,” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Promoting such a culture of sharing information among teachers, including presentations, lesson planners, class notes and resource, will help everybody to more effectively tackle the challenges presented by this course,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:31:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I am delighted the GAA has such a positive asset in Cork and I am optimistic about the future of what is a state-of-the-art facility,” External link

thetimes Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:32:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I am delighted that the GAA has such a positive asset in Cork and I am optimistic about the future of what is a state of the art facility” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 19, 2018 3:39:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I am delighted that the GAA has such a positive asset in Cork and I am optimistic about the future of what is a state of the art facility” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:48:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I am delighted that the GAA has such a positive asset in Cork and I am optimistic about the future of what is a state of the art facility” External link

eecho Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Promoting such a culture of sharing information among teachers, including presentations, lesson planners, class notes and resource, will help everybody to more effectively tackle the challenges presented by this course,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 18, 2018 7:57:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "They are a lovely, humble, elderly couple who have gone through a horrible two-and-a-half years in a huge battle with Immigration New Zealand over Leonora's immigration status," External link

Stuff Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:41:00 AM EAT

John Horan said ( about Mohammed Taha ) : "The other big group are millennials, who buy Nike, Under Armour and Adidas, who are responding to the idea of using your wallet to advance the conversation. Just about everything seems to take a pro- or anti-Trump connotation," External link

messenger-inquirer Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:03:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “That’s going to not only take away e-commerce business but detract more from Hamburg,” “They were going through a lot of that kind of thing as they got to those stores that they opened up in 2014” External link

omaha Sunday, October 16, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT



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Brian Carroll said ( about John Horan ) : "John Horan very honest on @TheSundayGame . No deflecting or hiding behind answers. The truth is hard to accept but it’s the reality of the situation" External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Stuart Wilson said ( about John Horan ) : "From listening to John Horan, I think it’’s going to be a good while before GAA pitches see any activity," "So I do believe that people will be able to work on pitches, once the current restriction on only essential maintenance is loosened obviously. I think the key is that people are ready to go, that they've got a plan in place to renovate their pitches" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Fitzpatrick told ( about John Horan ) : “John Horan is coming down to tell the people of Louth that Croke Park are fully behind the project,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Paul Foley outlined ( about John Horan ) : "The President of the GAA in his inaugural address at convention this year raised the issue of the LGBTQ and gay community and their inclusion and inclusivity and participation in general in Gaelic Grounds and the importance of the GAA being open minded towards that," "This is something we would not have discussed in the past but it was a matter laid out as a priority by the President John Horan and ultimately in modern society and in the role that the GAA plays in every club in the county and in every club in Limerick there are members of the LGBTQ community and gay members who participate" External link

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John Horan

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John Horan said : "There's no talking about 'we won't be back until there is a vaccine' and there is no talking about 'we won't be back until social distancing is acceptable' but as long as social distancing is the priority at two metres, that is a big hurdle for us to bring back contact sport," External link

herald-ie Friday, May 29, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "There's no talking about 'we won't be back until there is a vaccine' and there is no talking about 'we won't be back until social distancing is acceptable' but as long as social distancing is the priority at two metres that is a big hurdle for us to bring back contact sport. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “The actual work that has been going on in terms of working with the councils and delivery and that is huge,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “We are living in a time of unprecedented popularity for Gaelic games,” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

John Horan added : “If there was some structure on it then that could be reasonable, though all of these things are very fluid. That is why we are constantly in touch with each other to review the situation” External link

irishecho Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don’t know how we can play a contact sport, and that is what Gaelic games is, a contact sport,” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Professional sport is in a different league because they don’t go back into work and can be cocooned in a family situation,” “We can’t do that and won’t. I think people’s health and safety is the key to it all” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Our concern has to be the players on the pitch and their families and work colleagues,” External link

kilkennypeople Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “There was a concept in it that people could gather together in groups of four. We felt that just couldn’t be marshaled within clubs and that is why we continue to keep our premises closed,” External link

irishecho Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan remarked : “If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don’t know how we can play a contact sport,” “That is what Gaelic Games is” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

John Horan remarked : "If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don't know how we can play a contact sport," "That is what Gaelic Games is" External link

herald-ie Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “There was a concept in it that people could gather together in groups of four but we felt that that just couldn’t be marshaled within our clubs and that’s why we continue to keep our premises closed,” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I can’t see it happening to be quite honest because if social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don’t know we can play a contact sport and that is what Gaelic games is, it is a contact sport,” “The key thing is it’s a contact sport, our concern has to be the players on the pitch, their families and their work colleagues and they are all amateurs. I know they take it very seriously at inter-county level and they have a very professional approach to it but we cannot risk anybody’s health. When all this is over and we’re all back to normal life, I would hate to think that we as an organisation made a decision that cost any family a member of their family” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I think we have to be beyond that point of testing players before they go out on the pitch,” “It has already been said that if sporting organisations wish to take on a testing process, they’ll have to fund it themselves” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Unfortunately they’ve possibly just hit bad timing with any application,” “The money is not there. As soon as the money comes back on stream, we’ll be only delighted to get back out supporting our clubs and redistributing the money but as I’ve said to you, a €50m loss throughout the whole organisation, and we don’t keep big reserves, we just won’t have the funding there to keep handing it out” External link

waterford-news Monday, May 11, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "I think it would have to start in 2020 and I think you'd be talking about (going into) the first two months, January, February. " External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "I can't see it happening to be quite honest. If social distancing is a priority to deal with this pandemic, I don't know how we can play a contact sport. That is what Gaelic games is. It is a contact sport. " External link

RTERadio Monday, May 11, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “If and when we do return, the club scene will be our priority because 98% of our activity happens at club level. As we're looking at it, at the moment, our return initially will be back to club activity before we engage in the inter-county playing” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

John Horan declared : "To return prematurely to action would be reckless and disregard all of the effort and sacrifice which has been invested by so many. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "To return prematurely to action would be reckless and disregard all of the effort and sacrifice which has been invested by so many. " External link

irishmirror Friday, May 1, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “We’re an amateur sport. I know there’s a lot of speculation that professional sports like rugby and soccer may come back here in Ireland and overseas, but that’s probably in the sense that they’ve cocooned their players,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

John Horan added : “If and when we do return, the club scene will be our priority because 98% of our activity happens at club level. Our return initially will be back to club activity before we engage in the inter-county playing. The greater benefit to the community would be to have club activity first” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "We are regularly in contact with Government departments and at no stage have we discussed a return to training. I am aghast at to where this story is coming from. We're going to act totally responsibly," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I’m quite shocked by this story, this was very much a nothing story over the weekend and to be honest with you, somewhat irresponsible,” External link

thejournal Monday, April 27, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I’m quite shocked by this story, this was very much a nothing story over the weekend and to be honest with you, somewhat irresponsible” External link

beat102103 Monday, April 27, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "We're going to act totally responsible," External link

independent-ie Monday, April 27, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "I'm quite shocked by this story, this was very much a nothing story over the weekend and to be honest with you, somewhat irresponsible," External link

RTERadio Monday, April 27, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "I can't see contact sport coming back in the short-term. " External link

irishmirror Monday, April 27, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Even players have come out and said that playing a game with no atmosphere is no great enjoyment,” “But, look, if that was to be taken on board at a later stage, we would take it on board” External link

thejournal Monday, April 20, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “From the very beginning we have always taken our guidance from the health authorities within the country here and we shut down very quickly when they brought that on the table but we won’t be making any rushed decisions to return to playing our games,” “We’re very conscious that the health and wellbeing of our members who, within their own families and within their extended families, have to be looked after and we don’t want to put anyone at risk just for the sake of playing games,” External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I would like to congratulate Shane Kingston and the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Hurling Team of The Year 2020 on their incredible achievements during 2020 Higher Education Hurling season.Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to honour these young men in front of their families, friends and coaches, however, they should all be very proud of what they have done in 2020. They are a credit to their club, county and most importantly, their third-level institution” External link

limerickleader Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I would like to congratulate Shane Kingston and the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Hurling Team of The Year 2020 on their incredible achievements during 2020 Higher Education Hurling season.Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to honour these young men in front of their families, friends and coaches, however, they should all be very proud of what they have done in 2020. "They are a credit to their club, county and most importantly, their third-level institution” External link

eecho Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “This is a testing time and one when the oft-mentioned virtues of the GAA’s Community ethos needs to come to the fore” External link

todayfm Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "This joint decision by Blessington & District Forum and the ESB has not been taken lightly," External link

leinsterleader Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

John Horan wrote : “The extent of his pursuit by Chevron is so extravagant, and at this point so unnecessary and punitive,” External link

greenpeace Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

John Horan said ( about Association ) : "The GAA exists because of the volunteer effort of inspirational people. The impact and infectious enthusiasm of these people is the beating heart of what our great Association has grown to be for more than 130 years. " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

John Horan told : “I’ll certainly be looking to this as one of our priorities going forward,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Monday, January 27, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “There is a significant amount of time invested and commitment made by our inter-county players. Previous feedback from the playing population was extremely useful and likewise, this report will assist our approach to player welfare on and off the field” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “We are in a very difficult position with the negotiations. We have hit a roadblock, and we are trying hard to get through that roadblock. But in the last agreement there is a proviso that if the negotiations weren’t resolved by the end of the year and the start of a new period, it would continue on for another 12-month period” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

John Horan outlined : “Some low-hanging fruit may well be brought to Congress in February and then we hope to have a Special Congress in April/May next year to deal with the document’s more substantive issues,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

John Horan replied : “I don’t honestly have the figures but I’d say it’s challenged” External link

irishmirror Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I do not question their intentions,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 25, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “nothing would be off the table” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “The interesting feature is that the work going on with the fixtures review committee at the moment includes Tier Two in them all,” “If they are going to come forward with proposals as regards to fixtures and they have a tier two in it, they know there is an acceptance within the organisation to go for a tier two, so that just gives them a bit of a surer footing” External link

eecho Monday, October 21, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I think this is the culmination of a great year for Leitrim GAA in terms of the football and promotion in the national league and the success this year of the hurlers in the Lory Meagher,” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “We’re very conscious that each county is different, different counties have different potential and size is a key part of it,” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

John Horan concluded : “They were putting their shoulder to the wheel and they were prepared to make the effort, to play their part in this development,” External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “There is support there and we will be bringing it to Special Congress,” External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "We have decided as an association to increase our grants to clubs throughout this country from €2m to €4m in the space of four years and that has to be done by getting funds" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "We probably had half a team turn up to play against Wicklow. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “Experimental football rules, the Tier Two proposal, and there may be one or two other items on it, we just haven’t clarified that yet” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 19, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "The whole approach and attitude I picked up since I arrived here is that the club belongs to the whole community," External link

limerickleader Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “We are trying to bring flexibility into the contracts to give the general public a better opportunity to see the games,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “Look, we can’t do anything about the imbalance between Ulster, like there’s six counties in Munster, there’s nine in Ulster, that’s an ongoing thing. Bar getting rid of the provincial structure, that inequality is always going to be there” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

John Horan outlined : “Their next project is more to deal with foul play, they’ve made a presentation to us today in the context of the category of fouls and foul play within the game, to try and get a consistency in that” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "People are operating off global figures because Dublin's money goes from Croke Park whereas most of the other counties in Leinster get their money from the province by going from Croke Park to the province," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:34:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “A proposal on changing the rule doesn’t have to be experimented on,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

John Horan pointed out : “Whilst a few of them might go on the attack with the ball, it is providing a valve for defensive football, the goalkeeper being there as the extra man” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "Thanks to the work of the GAA For All committee there is a programme in place to make our games as inclusive as possible. " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “The GAA by the very way it is configured attempts to offer everyone a chance to play our games and in so doing, connect with Irish culture and our shared heritage. Sport is a unifier,” “It is about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and it aims to create a sense of belonging, camaraderie and above all else enjoyment and fun in the pursuit of a common goal for young and not so young alike” External link

metroeireann Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

John Horan told : “There is an appetite out there within the organisation for us to go ahead with a Tier 2 Championship. Now, I feel, is the time to grab that when the appetite is out there,” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "If anyone made a close examination of the Dublin senior teams you'd find out that an awful lot of the work that's going into the underage structure is being done by voluntary people and not by the paid coaches," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

John Horan told : “I would be hoping this group will come back with proposals that will be beneficial to the clubs on the ground,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 27, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "We are privileged that the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland will host us for this service of inclusivity. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "Like Mick O’Dwyer and Kevin Heffernan, with whom he shared so many sideline battle of wits, Eugene was considered a man ahead of his time and responsible for creating a new era of popularity for the game in the 70s and 80s. “A straight-talking man of great integrity, Eugene was a hugely respected journalist and author and his passion for the game always shone through. “The GAA benefitted greatly from this passion through his work on the field, and also through his commitment off it where Eugene was instrumental in helping to aid the evolvement of Gaelic football and was a former Chairman of a Football Review Committee. RTÉ Sport's Des Cahill shared a story told to him by former TD Tom Parlon in tribute. " External link

eecho Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "Over the last number of years it has become a real statement of intent from young players involved at third level football and hurling championships that the form they show here is a sign of things to come at inter-county level" External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “Well, we are apolitical so… we’ll do anything that helps the 32 counties play our games across the country, but we are an apolitical organisation” External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 12, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

John Horan said ( about Michael Avenatti ) : “Avenatti was an idiot to think that he was going to make a company like Nike buckle,” External link

msn-uk Monday, April 1, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “The only key is to get Leinster to bring forward their football final,” “If they did that, there would be very little other change needed. It would only be a matter of slotting in dates in January, maybe Saturday with the hurling and Sunday with the three football finals” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 25, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I warmly welcome the latest instalment of Laochra Gael, which has long been a mainstay in the compendium of compulsive viewing for GAA members and followers of our games". "It dovetails with the excellent coverage afforded to our games by TG4 and Nemeton, coverage and analysis which affords them unique insights into the big games and the big names". "The list of top players who have engaged with this series bears testimony to the quality of the viewing and I laud everyone involved in providing us with another set of programmes in the weeks and months ahead” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I think all the way from U13 to U20 has to be looked at,” “We need to create a proper player pathway” External link

eecho Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

John Horan said ( about Brendan Moran ) : "This is a fantastic initiative and one that safeguards so much of our history, not just for those who might have been fortunate to see the games the first time around, but for future generations too. Former Dublin goalkeeper Paddy Cullen in conversation with former Kerry footballer and selector Mikey Sheehy during the launch of the Digital Archive at Croke Park. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile. " External link

eecho Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "People may want to criticise us but the decision that was made at central council was unanimous because we made the case to the people that we were raising the prices to do something with the money for our membership and the community that exists within this country, and we will not apologise for doing good work on the ground," External link

herald-ie Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : "The decision made at Central Council was unanimous because we made the case to the people that we were raising the prices to do something with the money for our membership...We will not apologise for doing good work on the ground," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "Our facilities are stretched, a vital asset used by our local primary and secondary schools and relied upon by Ladies Football and Camogie as well as our own Games. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “There’s some element of statistics and figures being taken in a certain angle there,” “The one thing I will say is, a large part of the extra funding that goes to Dublin goes into schools. The coaching programme we drive on goes into schools and the population of young children is in Dublin and that’s where the money’s going into” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

John Horan added : “The word ‘Sky’ is touchy with some people. We’re a democratic organisation. We’ve put it in front of our membership and they’re happy where it is” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “People may want to criticises us but the decision that was made at central council was unanimous because we made the case to the people that we were raising the prices to do something with the money for our membership and the community that exists within this country and we will not apologise for doing good work on the ground,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “On behalf of the GAA I would like to extend my sympathies and condolences to the victims’ families, teammates, clubs, and wider circle of friend,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “No, the 110 figure I think we’ll be able to row back off that, somewhat,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Everybody was of the view that it should happen,” External link

theirishworld Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Promoting such a culture of sharing information among teachers, including presentations, lesson planners, class notes and resource, will help everybody to more effectively tackle the challenges presented by this course,” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:31:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I am delighted the GAA has such a positive asset in Cork and I am optimistic about the future of what is a state-of-the-art facility,” External link

thetimes Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:32:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I am delighted that the GAA has such a positive asset in Cork and I am optimistic about the future of what is a state of the art facility” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 19, 2018 3:39:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “I am delighted that the GAA has such a positive asset in Cork and I am optimistic about the future of what is a state of the art facility” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:48:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “I am delighted that the GAA has such a positive asset in Cork and I am optimistic about the future of what is a state of the art facility” External link

eecho Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:28:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : “Promoting such a culture of sharing information among teachers, including presentations, lesson planners, class notes and resource, will help everybody to more effectively tackle the challenges presented by this course,” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, December 18, 2018 7:57:00 PM EAT

John Horan said : "They are a lovely, humble, elderly couple who have gone through a horrible two-and-a-half years in a huge battle with Immigration New Zealand over Leonora's immigration status," External link

Stuff Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:41:00 AM EAT

John Horan said ( about Mohammed Taha ) : "The other big group are millennials, who buy Nike, Under Armour and Adidas, who are responding to the idea of using your wallet to advance the conversation. Just about everything seems to take a pro- or anti-Trump connotation," External link

messenger-inquirer Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:03:00 AM EAT

John Horan said : “That’s going to not only take away e-commerce business but detract more from Hamburg,” “They were going through a lot of that kind of thing as they got to those stores that they opened up in 2014” External link

omaha Sunday, October 16, 2016 9:14:00 AM EAT



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Brian Carroll said ( about John Horan ) : "John Horan very honest on @TheSundayGame . No deflecting or hiding behind answers. The truth is hard to accept but it’s the reality of the situation" External link

irishmirror Monday, May 11, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Stuart Wilson said ( about John Horan ) : "From listening to John Horan, I think it’’s going to be a good while before GAA pitches see any activity," "So I do believe that people will be able to work on pitches, once the current restriction on only essential maintenance is loosened obviously. I think the key is that people are ready to go, that they've got a plan in place to renovate their pitches" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Fitzpatrick told ( about John Horan ) : “John Horan is coming down to tell the people of Louth that Croke Park are fully behind the project,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Paul Foley outlined ( about John Horan ) : "The President of the GAA in his inaugural address at convention this year raised the issue of the LGBTQ and gay community and their inclusion and inclusivity and participation in general in Gaelic Grounds and the importance of the GAA being open minded towards that," "This is something we would not have discussed in the past but it was a matter laid out as a priority by the President John Horan and ultimately in modern society and in the role that the GAA plays in every club in the county and in every club in Limerick there are members of the LGBTQ community and gay members who participate" External link

limerickleader Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT