Paddy Andrews of Dublin is tackled by Kerry’s Fionn Fitzgerald during this year’s All-Ireland senior football final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Some of the most lauded underage footballers are being fooled into thinking senior success is a mere transition. Dublin footballer Paddy Andrews says(...)

Dublin’s Paddy Andrews is September’s player of the month. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy Andrews of Dublin and Kilkenny’s TJ Reid have been named as the Opel GAA/GPA Players of the Month for September in football and hurling respecti(...)

Stephen Rochford: guided Galway club Corofin to an impressive All-Ireland club final success earlier this year.

It will be several weeks before Mayo make any decision on who will manage their football team in 2016 after the recent upheaval, although Stephen Roc(...)

Ger Brennan has retired from intercounty football. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jim Gavin has acknowledged Ger Brennan’s ‘outstanding’ leadership qualities as his 2013 All-Ireland winning centre back officially hung up his Dublin (...)

Kerry’s Colm Cooper battles for possession with Philly McMahon, a player who performs better when he’s getting under the opposition’s skin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I was standing in the tunnel at one stage on Sunday as the Kerry players walked past me. Some of them were guys I had played with, won with, lost with(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin. In pursuit ofsuccess he had to recast Dublin as ateam that could embrace a more formidable defensive approach while  still posing a threat at the other end. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It wasn’t just the sight of Dublin and Kerry contesting an All-Ireland final that gave Sunday a back-to-the-future atmosphere. The incessant ra(...)

Denis Bastick: “Anything is possible with this team. We’ve three All-Irelands, early in the decade, and who knows what can happen.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are several ways of handling nerves in the week of an All-Ireland football final, although Denis Bastick would rather it didn’t involve having h(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton and manager Jim Gavin with the Sam Maguire trophy on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne 2:03

“Dublin. The city that fought an empire” was the message on a fan’s T-shirt at the homecoming for the victorious Dublin senior footballers. The GAA(...)

 Philly McMahon tackles Kieran Donaghy during the All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin may be All-Ireland champions - and the GAA 2015 season may be at a close - but the county’s latest disciplinary issue just doesn’t seem to b(...)

Dublin’s  Philly McMahon and Kerry’s Colm Cooper.  Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

In the end, the year came together perfectly for Jim Gavin and Dublin. But only on this, the last day. A comfortable league title, another easy Leinst(...)