Westmeath’s Paul Sharry celebrates with John Egan and David Lynch at the final whistle in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was long after the final whistle, maybe half an hour. The Dublin and Kildare teams were out on the pitch, shuttling through the last of their warm-(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores the  first of his two goals in the Leinster SFC semi-final against Kildare at Croke park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Things could have worked out a bit better for Kildare: not in the obvious sense that applies to any 19-point defeat but in the way the afternoon unfol(...)

 Alan Brogan: first Dublin outing of the year

Dublin 1-16 Galway 1-16Alan Brogan made his return to action as Skerries Harps opened their new clubhouse on Sunday afternoon. The 33-year old marked(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin during the Allianz Football League Division One  semi-final against Monaghan at  Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

After a stop-start campaign Dublin find themselves just one match from an unprecedented – for the county – third successive League title. Manager Jim(...)

 Kevin McManamon with Mickey Burke of Meath. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Meath 1-13That all days out this year might have such happy outcomes: both managers declared themselves satisfied, the bumper pre-season c(...)

Dublin’s Eric Lowndes gets away from  Gavin Burke of Dubs Stars during the annual challenge game at Parnells GAA Club. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 2-21 Dubs Stars 1-11 Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has accused the GAA of being ‘short-sighted’ with regard to proposed cuts in (...)

Dublin senior footballer James McCarthy believes Dublin missed Ger Brennan’s presence last season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Dublin’s All Star defender James McCarthy is hopeful that team-mate Alan Brogan will stay on with the county panel for another year. Brogan has yet t(...)

Gavin Burke of St Vincent’s collides with Shane Lyons of St Oliver Plunkett’s during the Dublin Senior football club final at Parnell Park, Dublin, last night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Vincent’s 0-14 St Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh: 1-10 There was a moment, late last night, when Diarmuid Connolly was seemingly motoring down a cu(...)

Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal against Ballyboden St Enda’s in the semi-final in Parnell Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

THERE HAS been a greater tendency recently for clubs to challenge annually in the provincial and All-Ireland club championships but it’s still a huge (...)

Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)