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 for St Vincent’s against Ballyboden St Enda’s during their Dublin senior football club semi-final at Parnell Park, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

St Vincent’s and St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh advanced to the Dublin Senior Football Championship final after respective semi-final wins over Bal(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry snapped at Senator Mary White, when interrupted:
“You’re an ignorant goat.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

In recent years, budget night in the Dáil bar has been a rather dull and subdued affair.The place used to be heaving during Fianna Fáil’s heyday. It g(...)

Donegal fall: A dejected Bernard Brogan near the end of the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

What man could argue with Bernard Brogan’s assertion; it hurts more when you’ve left something behind. He means football. Life seems fine. Busy morni(...)

“You can measure everything, but how important is the piece of information is the important thing. You could end up with paralysis by analysis. It can go wrong if you’re spending too much time trawling over data with little effect” – Cork manager Brian Cuthbert. Photograph:  Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Pep Guardiola, who is widely lauded as the most original thinker in soccer coaching at the top level, says his favourite part of the job is when he’s (...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee gets a challenge in ahead of Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara in Sunday’s All-Ireland football semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was while driving to an International Rules training camp that the text came through and Michael Murphy didn’t hesitate. He turned the car around a(...)

Donegal’s Christy Toye and Paddy McGrath with Paul Flynn and Michael Darragh Macauley of Dublin. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 Even for a country that has acquired some experience of bubble-bursting, yesterday’s pop was deafening. Donegal, their best d(...)

 Donegal’s Ryan McHugh scores his first goal past Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 After a spectacular eruption of near volcanic proportions the All-Ireland champions are gone – Donegal taking out Dubl(...)

The 2010 All-Ireland under-21 final marked the beginning of a period of revolution and incredibly bold thinking in Gaelic football. Photograph: Inpho

It seems like longer than four years ago. On a balmy May evening in Cavan town, Donegal man-child Michael Murphy crashed a ferocious penalty kick agai(...)

Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan following Dublin’s victory over Monaghan in the quarter-final at Croke Park. “There are so many guys there to take your place. . . I’d say it’s a very good thing because it makes the team perform better.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Some things are constant, some things aren’t. We don’t know what the lifespan of this Dublin team will be and yet most of the country can reel off a h(...)