Dublin senior footballer James McCarthy believes Dublin missed Ger Brennan’s presence last season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Dublin’s All Star defender James McCarthy is hopeful that team-mate Alan Brogan will stay on with the county panel for another year. Brogan has yet t(...)

Anthony Daly has taken on a new position in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin hurler Danny Sutcliffe says ex-manager Anthony Daly has embarked upon the “perfect” role for him as head of the Limerick hurling academy and co(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Six Nations decider against France in Paris was the most watched sports event on Irish television this year. Photograph: Inpho.

The power of international sport to draw big television audiences has again been demonstrated this year. The GAA’s All-Ireland finals have come in i(...)

Irish mountaineer Clare Sheridan on Red Rocks, Nevada. Photograph: Peter Irwin

“Girls don’t climb.” Almost four decades ago, Clare Sheridan heard in this comment an invitation she couldn’t refuse. Perhaps the seasoned mountaineer(...)

Stephen Hiney: won a National League medal in 2011 and a Leinster title (2013) during his long career with Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin hurler Ryan O’Dwyer has paid tribute to former captain Stephen Hiney, who has become the latest high-profile player to announce his retirement (...)

Cork’s Rhona Ní Bhuachalla (left) and Val  Mulcahy (13) and team-mates celebrate   after their remarkable win over Dublin in the 2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12, Croke Park, September 28thIf you didn’t know better, you’d say the Cork women were possibly doing this out of boredom. That win(...)

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(...)

Stephen Cluxton: will captain the Dublin footballers again in 2015. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

New Offaly football manager Pat Flanagan has questioned the purpose of the GAA’s winter training ban and whether or not it affords the so-called weak(...)

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(...)