Ciaran Dorney gets a pass away during St Vincent’s Leinster Club Senior Football Championship Final victory over Rhode

St Vincent’s 1-13Rhode 0-6A disappointing AIB Leinster club football final played out in Navan with little to intrigue the disinterested or, for that (...)

St. Vincent’s forward Diarmuid Connolly after the All-Ireland club final win ver Castlebar Mitchells’s at Croke Park in March 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

St Vincent’s 4-12 Castlebar Mitchells 2-11 Sometimes club football just isn’t a fair fight. All the slingshots in the world aren’t much use to David w(...)

St Vincents midfielder Eamon Fennell claims a high ball against Portlaoise in yesterday’s provincial quarter-final clash. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

St Vincents 3-11 Portlaoise 0-10 All-Ireland champions St Vincents strode on to the Leinster semi-finals after a comfortable win over Portlaois(...)

Dublin football star Diarmuid Connolly has been spared a possible jail sentence and a criminal conviction for an unprovoked attack on a man in a pub two years ago. Photograph: Collins Courts

Dublin football star Diarmuid Connolly has been spared a possible jail sentence and a criminal conviction for an unprovoked attack on a man in a pub t(...)

Diarmuid Connolly: “It was in the second half, when the home crowd was in a state of shock, that he had arguably his best spell in a Dublin jersey, bringing the fight to Donegal  at Croke Park.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Among the usual head-shakes and grousing that accompany the annual GAA All-Star football awards a genuinely mystifying statistic was noted. This week(...)

 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(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue with Mayo’s Keith Higgins. “I thought Higgins had an outstanding game and yet O’Donoghue still scored 1-3.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This column was supposed to be a big, in-depth breakdown of the Dublin v Donegal game from 2011. I had it planned from a couple of weeks out and I wen(...)

Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan celebrates with his  captain Michael Murphy after the final whistle at Celtic Park.

Everything we’ll watch between now and the first week of August in the football championship will be processed through the prism of Dublin - they’re t(...)

Enda Smith and Ronan Daly of Roscommon celebrate their All-Ireland under-21 semi-final win over Cork. Photograph: Inpho

In Tullamore today Dublin seek to repeat their 2012 trick. That is, beating Roscommon in the All-Ireland under-21 football final. “But two years ago D(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara gets his shot away despite the attention of Derry’s with Chrissy McKaigue during the Allianz Football League Division One  Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 3-19 Derry 1-10: Despite the briefest of suggestions through an early goal(...)