Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly will be in action for the Leinster champions against Fermanagh at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Husk by husk, grain by grain, the championship winnows down. After the four games this weekend – and assuming we’re spared replays – only five more wi(...)

Jim Gavin: “Their Division Three record and promotion speaks for itself and the way that they have dispatched Roscommon and Westmeath was quite impressive.”

Thursday morning and Jim Gavin faces maybe his biggest task of the week – talking up Dublin’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Fermanagh. His (...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton leads his players in the team parade before the Leinster final against Westmeath. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Mike Hassett was one of those fellas who could get away with anything. Some of us would have to watch ourselves in case we said the wrong thing at (...)

Dublin’s Davey Byrne returned to training this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Armagh and Dublin county boards have until Monday to challenge the proposed fines handed down to them by the Central Competitions Control Committe(...)

Could Jim McGuinness, Jim Gavin or  Éamonn Fitzmaurice, above,  win an All-Ireland if put in charge of Cavan, Sligo, Tipperary or Meath? The answer is, I believe, emphatically no. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I was asked recently if the role of the manager has expanded in the past 10 years. I was flanked by Peter Canavan and Jim McGuinness. Also happened to(...)

Bernard Brogan at Dublin sponsor AIG’s re-launch of insurance products for members of all sporting clubs in Ireland. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Davey Byrne has returned to full training with the Dublin footballers after suffering facial injuries before the start of a challenge match against A(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: As is evident from Gavin’s press conference last week, he and McGeeney attempted to keep the lid on the incident.   Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is some irony in the fact that it was Dublin manager Jim Gavin’s attempt last Thursday to draw a line under the Davey Byrne incident that end(...)

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail rejected the suggestion that media reaction had forced the CCCC to investigate the matter. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Nearly five months into his GAA presidency and Aogán Ó Fearghail has suddenly found a more commanding voice, promising the GAA will do whatever is n(...)

The GAA have launched a probe into an incident which left Dublin footballer Davey Byrne with serious facial injuries. Photograph: Inpho

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail has declared that “every game is governed by the same rules” and expressed his confidence in the investigation only no(...)

Diarmuid Connolly holds off Paul Sharry and John Gilligan. He was  the best Dublin forward in terms of dealing with the pressure Westmeath exerted. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Instead of people despairing over Dublin’s decade-long domination of the Leinster championship, maybe we should look at the attitude which Westmeat(...)