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“In the 70s and 80s Dublin were criticised for their poor underage structure, but the Dublin County Board took this on board and have implemented a coaching structure that has been a major contributing factor to their success,” said McGovern. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The outgoing president of the Connacht Council believes counties should focus on how Dublin developed their underage coaching structures over the past(...)

Aidan O’Shea can play a vital role in Mayo’s kick-out strategy as they look to gain an advantage against Brian Fenton and James McCarthy . Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What do Mayo need to do? What can James Horan try? I suppose it’s a question that will be going through the minds of thousands of nervous Mayo support(...)

Waterford’s Dessie Hutchinson celebrates scoring his second goal in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Clare at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Paul Doolin was driving around a couple of Saturdays ago, listening to sport on the radio and reports from the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final in Co(...)

 Cian Lynch and Limerick are looking to complete an unbeaten year in Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Here’s the scene: we’re in the Glendalough Hotel and Cian Lynch is presented in the seat in front of us to help ponder the future of Limerick hurling.(...)

 Donal O’Grady leading out the Limerick team in 2014. He became a selector this year.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The question is delicately poised and Donal O’Grady knows where it’s coming from. Is he in any way envious of Limerick’s hurling success? It’s not ex(...)

Liam Cahill:  “Their skill level was really good and we just needed to match that with fitness and athleticism which thankfully now is starting to come out.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Liam Cahill is understated about what exactly he thought the year might have in store after he took over the Waterford hurlers little less than 12 mon(...)

Dessie Farrell: bidding to lead Dublin to a sixth consecutive  All-Ireland final    in the first year of his managerial regime. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final: Cavan v Dublin Throw-in: 5.30pm, Saturday. Venue: Croke Park. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at (...)

Cavan’s Stephen King  during a match against Meath in 1987. Photograph:   Ray McManus/ Sportsfile

When Cavan last won the Ulster title before this year, Stephen King captained the county to victory over Derry in the provincial final, and when Cavan(...)

David Power: The Tipp manager’s call to bring in the likes of Paddy Christie was an astute move. The players delivered an historic Munster title but  the management too deserve huge credit. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dara Ó Cinnéide is a very bright lad, one of the brightest I ever played with – although that might not be saying a whole pile. Paddy Bawn Brosnan on(...)

Waterford’s Darragh Lyons scores a goal in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final between Waterford and Kilkenny at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Waterford 2-27 Kilkenny 2-23 On Saturday night Waterford emerged from the shadows – literally – of a misfiring first half to defeat their traditional(...)

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