Lee Keegan at Croke Park: “What we do on the pitch during the year is totally separate to what we are doing here for Ireland.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Whoever dreamed up the International Rules slogan – “We’re all on the same team now” – probably didn’t have Lee Keegan and Diarmuid Connolly in mind.(...)

Ballyboden St Enda’s players celebrate with the cup after beating St Vincent’s to win the 2015 Dublin senior football championship. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-8 St Vincent’s 0-10 Ballyboden St Enda’s were celebrating on Sunday a sensational Dublin football final victory against the cha(...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly was a thorn in Na Fianna’s side in the county semi-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer

On paper, Sunday’s Dublin football final may appear somewhat predictable. St Vincent’s are seeking a third title in succession and a 28th in all, whil(...)

Ireland manager Joe Kernan chats with his captain Bernard Brogan in  Croke Park. Ireland will play Australia on November 21st. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

All-Ireland football champions Dublin will be strongly represented on the Ireland team which takes on Australia in next month’s one-Test series – alth(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with Neil  and Eamonn McGee after the victory over Dublin in the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A few days after the Ulster final, Pat Shovelin dropped into the house just for a chat. I was down in the office and he popped his head round the d(...)

Dublin star Diarmuid Connolly was sent off in the county final replay while playing for St Vincent’s against Ballymun Kickhams two years ago. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Saturday – Football Leitrim SFC final replay Glencar-Manorhamilton v Mohill, Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, 5.0 – Both teams had to produce impressive scori(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton: the midfielder follows up his man-of-the-match award in the All-Ireland final with a first All Star nomination. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although there is no place for either Paul Flynn, who has been an All Star for the past four years, or captain Stephen Cluxton, who has not been no(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly waits to take a free during Sunday’s All-Ireland football final win over Kerry. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So Diarmuid Connolly caused only the second ever dissenting decision in the 10-year history of the Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) when getting his(...)

 Kieran Donaghy appeals for a penalty after a clear drag down by Rory O’Carroll. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Some All-Ireland finals are the complete football spectacles, and this wasn’t one of them. Conditions didn’t help and the game struggled to come al(...)

Kerry-born teachers Denise Kearney and Aine O’Connor lost in a sea of blue Dublin fans at Scoil Bhríde  in Blanchardstown prior. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The children of Scoil Bhríde in Blanchardstown originate in 40 countries and have as many different languages, but they all have one thing in common:(...)