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Remarkably, Laois have never played Dublin in Laois. Photograph: Inpho

I watched Laois warming up to play Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday lunchtime and began to think of my own time managing Roscommon. And I wondered about(...)

Michael Quirke: “I think it was definitely worth it. I do. I think the GAA did an incredible job to be honest with you.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And just like that, the championship is half over. We’ve hardly had time to get a bit of wear out of the good winter coat and already the season is l(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy in action against Kerry during the All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park, Dublin, in September 2019. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James McCarthy mentions the symmetry of it. On Saturday he and Dublin will face Meath in the resumed football league at Parnell Park. It takes him bac(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy in action against Kerry during the All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park, Dublin, in September 2019. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James McCarthy mentions the symmetry of it. On Saturday he and Dublin will face Meath in the resumed football league at Parnell Park. It takes him bac(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford after he was  sent off against Tyrone. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is a certain breed of Kerryman who can politely divert controversy by answering a question with a question, and Peter Keane is chief among them.(...)

 Longford manager Denis Connerton with Dublin boss  Jim Gavin  after the Leinster semi-final defeat at Croke Park in 2018.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Leinster football championship is “over” according to former Longford manager Dennis Connerton. He was speaking in the context of the draw for (...)

David Moran set the appropriate tone for Kerry in  last weekend’s Super 8s clash with Mayo  via his early feisty exchanges with  Aidan O’Shea. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The big thing to remember about the Super 8s is that it’s relentless. You play your game, you eat your meal, you get on the bus and you go looking to (...)

Kerry manager Peter Keane with midfielder David Moran after their victory over Mayo in Killarney. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

After a day of sport that would leave anyone cloth-eyed and cross-eared, it is the happy duty of The Irish Times to relay that Novak Djokovic is on to(...)

Meath’s Michael Newman is challenged by Cillian Brennan of Clare during their tightly fought contest in Portlaoise. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Meath 2-16 Clare 1-18 Meath survived what felt like a sprint and an ultra marathon of a match to take out Clare by a single point on Sunday and make(...)

Meath manager Andy McEntee and Dublin manager Jim Gavin shake hands at the final whistle of the Leinster Football Championship final in Croke Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Once upon a time Hill 16 inhabitants would be crammed in, bracing themselves for the Meath invasion. Those days are distant memories now and the GAA i(...)

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