Linesman Dickie Murphy shows how it’s done

For the humble linesman, going unnoticed is the aim of the game

Joe Canning hopes to emulate his All-Ireland club success with Portumna in Galway colours this year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

County captain looking to emulate his club success with Portumna in the maroon colours of county

Liverpool’s hometown boy’s devoted loyalty sets him apart from the rest

Offaly players and fans celebrate after the dramatic All-Ireland hurling final victory over Limerick in  1994. Photo: James Meehan/Inpho

Offaly, a county with a proud recent tradition in both hurling and football, now finds itself mired in the doldrums

Tyrone’s Peter Harte closes on the ball in Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division One game while Dublin’s Kevin McManamon pays close attention. Photograph: Presseye/Russell Pritchard.

All-Ireland champions’ single-point victory leaves opponents ‘gutted’ but more aware

Dublin’s Diarmund Connolly celebrates at the final whistle of his side’s victory over Tyrone.  Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

St Vincent’s star’s classy late point ends a brave comeback by Mickey Harte’s side

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: looking forward to facing Cork in the semi-final. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

‘We are very pleased because you can’t go down without a fight and at one stage it looked we could be in a bad place’

GAA president Liam O’Neill: Asked why after 30 years of service would he suddenly decide to oversee a deal which he knew would damage its future?  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Gaelic games may become just another sport, simply another product to be consumed

Tyrone’s Kyle Coney: now fulfilling his youthful promise, he scored eight points from play against Cork last weekend to help his team to a draw. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Classy forward a key figure in Mickey Harte’s evolving team as they prepare to lock horns with Dublin in Omagh

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