“Chaps, we have the bus, so let’s use it, I say,” said Charlie. “I suggest our first port of call should be Leopardstown . . .”.

Barney’s Bus had just tottered through Tulsk on Sunday at noon when Vinny Fitzpatrick tilted his large head against the window pane and began to nod o(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea is tackled by Dublin’s Emmet Ó Conghaile at MacHale Park. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Dublin 0-9 Mayo 0-7 If you think the All-Ireland champions would be spooked by having to take the show on the road, think again. Dublin left a wet(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly (l) and Colm Boyle of Mayo Photograph: ©INPHO/Andrew Paton

Mayo 0-7 Dublin 0-9 The boys of summer are no slouches on the black nights of winter either. Dublin left a wet, dark night in the west after wrestlin(...)

Dublin defender Philly McMahon celebrates scoring Dublin second goal in the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo last summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘Everyone remembers the goals in last year’s semi-final replay between Dublin and Mayo, an encounter memorably labelled by RTÉ’s Darragh Moloney as “t(...)

Dublin-born forward Eamon Zayed has played internationally for Libya. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Having spent time in Iran and Malaysia, there is something surprisingly mainstream about the news that former Derry City, Drogheda United and Shamroc(...)

Dublin’s Graham Hannigan attempts to block a shot from Wexford’s Pierce O’Connor  during the O’Byrne Cup clash at St Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford 2-6 Dublin 0-12 Everything about this game screamed of the first Sunday in January: enthusiastic yet lethargic football; flurries of scores (...)

Kerry’s Colm Cooper with Philly McMahon: “The biggest point is that he had a fantastic season,” said Cooper.

Having grown accustomed to a level of scrutiny and criticism that comes with being the leading player of his generation, Colm Cooper says he has a de(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey is presented with GAA GPA Player of the Year award by Dermot Earley, president  GPA, at the  Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dublin rounded off a triumphant 2015 by taking the lion’s share, seven, of this year’s GAA-GPA football All Stars as well as the Footballer of the Yea(...)

Philly McMahon: “I grew up here, I love it, it was a brilliant place for me. I’m happy here.” Photograph: The Irish Times

As a kid, Philly McMahon and his friends used to see who could kick the ball highest against the side of Ballymun’s tallest tower block. “At a lot of (...)

Philly McMahon held the best forward of his generation, Kerry’s Colm Cooper, scoreless in the All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Philly McMahon is right: the conversation this week should have been about his success in keeping the most celebrated forward of his generation sco(...)