Shane Curran, right, and Damien Kelleher celebrate St Brigid’s victory over Ballymun Kickhams in the All-Ireland senior club football final at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

1971 is celebrated as a year of rare vintages – the prized Petrus in Bordeaux, the Brora single malt from the Douglas Laing distillery and, in the (...)

Paul Mannion: studying in Beijing as part of a course in UCD. Photograph: Inpho.

Dublin footballers have been dealt a blow ahead of 2015 with the news that Paul Mannion is set to be unavailable for the coming year.The Kilmacud Crok(...)

Tipperary’s Barry Grogan celebrates with manager Peter Creedon after the victory over Laois at O’Moore Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Of all the Tipperary supporters converging on Tullamore this evening, one man is taking particular joy from their eye-catching run through the All-Ir(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan battles with Wexford’s Graeme Molloy during the Leinster senior football semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 2-25 Wexford 1-12 The city team’s brilliance now casts a shadow across all of Leinster. The All-Ireland champions posted the kind of score m(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley challenges  Wexford’s and Daithí Waters  during the Leinster SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-25 Wexford 1-12So that’s four successive Leinster football finals now for Dublin, or nine in the last decade, the All-Ireland champions merel(...)

Dean Rock is set to starts for Dublin at full forward against Wexford. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The quandary that Dublin now presents for opposition managers is exquisite. Circle the wagons and you invite wave after wave of attack. Try to match t(...)

Dublin’s John Small feels the force of the challenge from Roscommon’s  Diarmuid Murtagh during the All-Ireland under-21 football final at O’Connor Park, in Tullamore. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-21 Roscommon 3-6: There is simply no stopping Dublin football these days, their latest prize being a third All-Ireland under-21 title in five(...)

Enda Smith and Ronan Daly of Roscommon celebrate their All-Ireland under-21 semi-final win over Cork. Photograph: Inpho

In Tullamore today Dublin seek to repeat their 2012 trick. That is, beating Roscommon in the All-Ireland under-21 football final. “But two years ago D(...)

Mark Lynch: will pose a big scoring threat for Derry in the league final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Though the bad old days of serious teams being able to swan through the league with ne’er a care are largely gone, this is the one weekend of the i(...)

Cavan’s Dara McVesty is tackled during the Ulster U-21 final victory over Donegal when the county completed a four-in-a-row. photograph: russell pritchard/inpho

Cavan, for all their provincial success at under-21 level, could well go the way of Gaelic football’s underage dodo. Galway’s (...)