O’Byrne Cup

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John Evans: “You would have thought that if it was being brought forward it would be to a few days after Christmas. Bringing it all the way to the 8th December seems a bit of an overreaction.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

For everyone accustomed to a fairly quiet December on the inter-county front, this weekend comes as a bit of a shock. On Saturday and Sunday, the 20(...)

Dublin footballer Jack McCaffrey: “It’s just completely individual ...  If you tie yourself to [a date], you’re setting yourself up for a fall. You just have to move at your own pace through it.” Photograph by Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jack McCaffrey and Liam Connerton are perhaps unlikely friends but university and, more recently, a shared injury journey has bound them together tig(...)

Killian O’Gara scores Dublin’s second goal against Louth in the O’Byrne Cup final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The GAA’s football hors d’oeuvres – if that’s not overestimating their nutritional value – were scoffed at the weekend by a variety of familiar diners(...)

 New Meath manager Andy McEntee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Magic thing, the GAA season. Unique in being capable of simultaneously starting too quickly and taking too long to get going. With teams in both code(...)

Kildare’s Eoghan O’Flatherty lifts the O’Byrne Cup last year after his county beat Meath in the final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

By the end of this month the O’Byrne Cup will have celebrated its 70th anniversary as Leinster’s secondary football competition. Founded in 1954 and f(...)

Meath’s Andy Tormey: “If we could get one over them this early in the year, it would be good then if we do end up meeting in the Leinster final again.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Despite their poor recent record against Dublin in Leinster finals, if Meath’s players are intimidated by the prospect of meeting their great rivals (...)

Dublin’s Tomás Brady and Offaly’s Ruairí Allen in action during the O’Byrne Cup clash at Parnell Park in midweek. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They have played just 140 minutes of competitive football and with mostly greenhorn players but already Dublin have made some progress in 2015. Provi(...)

Michael Cussen: will make his first appearance for the Cork footballers since the 2009 All-Ireland final when he lines out in the McGrath Cup. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

And so it begins. A positively obscene eight days after the 2014 season officially ended with the replay of the Tipperary county final, football is ba(...)

Caolan Young of Meath tries to win possession from Kildare’s Eoghan O’Flatherty during the  O’Byrne Cup final in Newbridge. photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kildare 1-10Meath 0-9A perishing afternoon in Newbridge concluded with Kildare successfully defending the Bórd na Móna O’Byrne Cup for the county’s th(...)

Dublin players Sinead Goldrick (football), Philly McMahon, Ali Twomey (camogie) and David O’Callaghan  (hurling) model the  county’s new AIG-sponsored jersey at official launch of the the Dublin GAA season at Parnell Park yesterday. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Dublin defender Philly McMahon has said the All-Ireland champions haven’t spoken about any issues around biting in the wake of their recent O’Byrne(...)

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