Jim Gavin: “He was in the dressing room at our shoulder in victory and defeat. If one was going to battle, Andy Kettle is someone that you would want at your side.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The passing of Dublin county board chairman Andy Kettle on Tuesday has led to shock, grief and warm memories emanating throughout GAA circles for a(...)

St Vincent’s Ger Brennan: plans to delay surgery as he seeks more silverware. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s been a year of seemingly constant positives for St Vincent’s, All-Ireland club champions, back-to-back county and provincial titles, the only pro(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon and Odhrán Mác Niallais of Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17, Croke Park, August 31st As Keith Duggan put it the next day, you could hear the faint echo of Ali here. Donegal shoc(...)

Donie Shine leaves the field injured after the Connacht championship game with Mayo in June. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Roscommon forward Donie Shine is looking to put a disappointing 2014 behind him as he edges closer to a national football league return from injury, a(...)

Philips Manager of the Year Joe Schmidt with his award following the ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel: “It’s humbling because of the competition that is here today.”

Despite the mass influx, Joe Schmidt is the only foreign rugby coach to be named Philips Sports Manager of the Year.Not the first foreigner, mind. Th(...)

 Ireland rugby head coach Joe Schmidt was named  Philips Sports Manager of the Year for 2014 at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has been named Philips Sports manager of the year. The award comes after a stellar 2014 which saw Ireland rise to third(...)

St Vincent’s Dermot Connolly in action against Damien Rushe of Garrycastle during the Leinster semi-final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No one said it would be easy, so when St Vincent’s thought about ways of extending their unbeaten club run which now stretches back to September 2012 (...)

Cian O’Sullivan, Michael Darragh Macauley and Paul Flynn (right) with Liam O’Neill before the All Stars match in Boston. Photograph: Ray McManus /Sportsfile

In a wide-ranging media briefing in Boston, during the GAA-GPA All Stars tour, GAA president Liam O’Neill has voiced his support for a Leinster Gaelic(...)

Bernard Brogan of the 2013 All Stars in action against  Fionn Fitzgerald of the 2014 side at the   Irish Cultural Centre in  Canton, Massachusetts. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2013 All Stars 10-7 2014 All Stars 5-5There was an easy win for the 2013 team, managed by Dublin’s Jim Gavin, in the GAA-GPA All Stars exhibition matc(...)

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin believes national league should be abolished and replaced in early season by the provincial championships – effectively detaching them from the All-Ireland series. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jim Gavin’s media conferences tend – without generalising too much – to be more about method than madness. Whereas you wouldn’t categorise his view(...)