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Kieran McGeeney: “Kieran [Donaghy] made a career out of bringing other people into the game, and I think that was something we were sort of missing in Armagh.” Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Kieran McGeeney opens with a joke about wanting another Kieran on the Armagh sideline to supplement his own sense of humour. That being Kieran Donaghy(...)

Dublin midfielder  Brian Fenton (fifth award) and Cavan’s Thomas Galligan (his first) have both been named in this year’s All Star selection. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin have equalled the record of nine awards in this year’s PwC football All Stars selection. The six-in-a-row All-Ireland champions’ haul equals th(...)

“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(...)

Dublin have won the last 10 Leinster football championships, and 15 of the last 16. File photograph: Inpho

A grey Thursday, an afternoon Zoom, three interested parties. One subject that won’t go away. The Dubs and money, money and The Dubs. As if January wa(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan tackled by Galway’s Adrian Tuohy  late in the All-Ireland quarter-final at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The head of the GAA’s referees development committee Willie Barrett has spoken forcefully in favour of measures to deter cynical play, which have been(...)

Mayo’s Conor Loftus reacts to a missed chance as Dublin’s James McCarthy and Mick Fitzsimons look on at Croke Park. Just before half-time Loftus conceded possession via a quick sideline ball and within seconds Ciarán Kilkenny extended Dublin’s lead at the other end.   Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We’re some load of straw-clutchers at the back of it all. Here and there since Saturday night, I’ve heard it said that the final showed Dublin are the(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley and Aidan O’Shea of Mayo contest a high ball during the 2012 semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In a fast crowded decade, it is the game that has somehow fallen through time. Nobody talks about Mayo-Dublin 2012, which is a shame. It was signific(...)

Cillian O’Connor celebrates after scoring his second of four goals against Tipperary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the unexpected joys of lockdown was that I found music again. Like most teenagers, I was nuts about music. But then I lost it. So during the fi(...)

Dublin county board chief executive John Costello has called for the introduction of the black card in hurling. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin GAA chief executive John Costello has called for the introduction of the black card into hurling. Writing in his annual report for next Wednesd(...)

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