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Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin’s win over Kerry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson /Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. This All-Ireland, last year’s All-Ireland, the last five-in-a-row, and seven since I started writing this column. A(...)

From left, former hurlers Nicky English, Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton, and Conor Hayes and former footballers Colm O’Rourke, Larry Thompkins and Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran at Croke Park yesterday where they were inducted into the GAA Museum’s Hall of Fame. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

In the wake of Dublin’s five-in-a-row success, their 29th All-Ireland win, former Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice looked to the bigger, and slightly(...)

Kerry’s Tommy Walsh and Frank Burns of Tyrone during their All-Ireland SFC semi-final at  Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

At half-time, Tommy Walsh trotted onto the field with the rest of the Kerry team. For Kingdom supporters, the big Tralee man was like an emblem of a m(...)

Rory O’Carroll lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after Dublin’s All-Ireland football final win at Croke Park in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Rory O’Carroll and teammate James McCarthy celebrate Dublin’s All-Ireland win at Croke Park in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s just over three years since Rory O’Carroll, fresh from winning a third All-Ireland medal and a second All Star, declared himself at peace with po(...)

Conor Cooney: “He has played inside in the full-forward line, a prolific Kerry full-forward line that was always very capable of getting scores. I’m sure he can provide insights there.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway hurler Conor Cooney says he is looking forward to picking the brains of former Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy after he was brought into Micheá(...)

Cork and Kerry players parade before the Munster football final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork last summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When the #2024 sub-committee presented its proposals for revitalising Cork football to the county executive, the senior footballers were training out(...)

Daniel Kearney at Dublin Airport helping to launch the Aer Lingus-sponsored Fenway Hurling Classic. “The ultimate goal is the All-Ireland every year but it’s important for the All-Ireland not to be the only metric of success.”  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It was another ultimately disappointing summer for the Cork hurlers. For the third time in five years, they won the Munster title and lost the subs(...)

TJ Reid is undoubtedly one of the best hurlers in the country. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise to see just how quickly conversation turned in the pubs around Croke Park on Sunday evening from the (...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch and Pat Ryan celebrate after the game. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maybe the fatwa on hype and hysteria worked. I was told last week that there seemed to be fewer Limerick flags in the city’s O’Connell Street – almost(...)

Tyrone and Dublin have two All-Ireland games to play over the next fortnight. The main one will, of course, take place in Croke Park on Sunday week in(...)

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