Castlebar Mitchels players celebrate their Mayo final win over Breaffy with joint manager Declan O’Reilly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Castlebar Mitchels made it to their first All-Ireland final in 1994, Declan O’Reilly was playing for the club. Two years ago, he sat in the radio(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry is brought out to centre back with Tomás Hamill getting a run at full back against Dublin at Thurles. Photograph: Alan Betson
Weekend GAA previews

SATURDAY (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), O’(...)

Ballyboden’s Michael Darragh Macauley: “Portlaoise are very experienced when it comes to Leinster. They are the Kiltschko, we’re like the Fury coming into this.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

An eventful, unpredictable year for Michael Darragh Macauley should finish next weekend when his club Ballyboden St Enda’s contest the last p(...)

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(...)

“[Diarmuid Connolly] has all the talent but he’s matched that in with his physicality, his work rate and with his leadership of the team,” says St Vincents teammate Paddy Andrews. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

TODAY Dublin SHC final Cuala v St Judes Parnell Park, 3.0 It’s hard to imagine two Dublin clubs more eager and ambitious heading into this hurling sho(...)

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(...)

Cian O’Sullivan: despite a recent hamstring injury, he was deemed fit enough to play and, as it transpired, he executeed the sweeper role to perfection. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The season ends with the mid-winter adjustments made by Dublin returning them to All-Ireland success. The weather completely dominated the game and(...)

Kerry selector Diarmuid Murphy won four All-Ireland medals as a goalkeeper with the county. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

“I think Stephen Cluxton has been the best goalkeeper over the last 20 years, without a shadow of a doubt,” says Diarmuid Murphy. If Kerry are to beat(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scoring his side’s third goal in Croke Park on Saturday.  Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Gathering dust in future record books, this All-Ireland semi-final might look predictable: Mayo again coming up short(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly is unable to prevent Philly McMahon of Dublin scoring his side’s second goal during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Dublin banished a week of controversy and the demons that took them to the brink of defeat last week with a barnstorming finish (...)