Cork’s Jimmy Barry Murphy (left) and Dublin legend Jimmy Keaveney, who were inducted into the GAA Museum Hall of Fame at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile.

As one of the two new inductees – along with Dublin footballer Jimmy Keaveney – into the GAA Museum’s Hall of Fame Jimmy Barry-Murphy was immediately (...)

The Ulster SFC final between Monaghan and Donegal this year made for unpleasant viewing. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

We are remorselessly reassured of Gaelic football’s evolution. There’s a presumption of advancement in that. So whatever else modern-day Gaelic foo(...)

Former All-Ireland winning Dublin captain John O’Leary:  “What you’re trying to do is bring a style of football through the development squads.” Photograph: Sportsfile

When John O’Leary is asked about managers he has fair experience to fall back on. Dublin’s All-Ireland winning captain from 20 years ago and five-tim(...)

Dublin and Tipperary’s under-21 footballers stand together before their All-Ireland semi-final clash as they observe a minute’s silence for the late Dave Billings. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Commemorating him with a minute’s silence felt like a slightly paradoxical way to mark the passing of the sometimes voluble Dave Billings. On another (...)

Davy Fitzgerald: Clare manager has been in the eye of the storm over the treatment of Davy O’Halloran. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Many years ago, my friend and I made unsteady progress back to the place where we were staying. Having let ourselves in, we fumbled around in the dark(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly is the star of St Vincent’s attack  but he’s just one part of a formidable attacking  unit. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This summer Dublin won a ninth Leinster title in 10 years and by a considerable margin. Even in Kevin Heffernan’s day the haul was just seven out of 1(...)

Eugene McGee with Mick O’Dwyer at the launch of his book ‘The GAA in My Time’ by Eugene McGee. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

It was Eoin Liston who for me most vividly expressed the enormity of what Eugene McGee had wrought on Kerry. Twenty four years ago this month, the gre(...)

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(...)

“You can measure everything, but how important is the piece of information is the important thing. You could end up with paralysis by analysis. It can go wrong if you’re spending too much time trawling over data with little effect” – Cork manager Brian Cuthbert. Photograph:  Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Pep Guardiola, who is widely lauded as the most original thinker in soccer coaching at the top level, says his favourite part of the job is when he’s (...)

 Former Dublin captain Sean Doherty who was inducted into the All-Ireland Kick Fada Hall of Fame. Doherty captained Dublin to success in 1974 and added further winner’s medals in 1976 and ’77. Photo: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile .

In the 40 years since Sean Doherty captained Dublin to the All-Ireland title the style and execution of Gaelic football has changed beyond recognitio(...)