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Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton: has helped transform  the goalkeeper’s traditional role  into something much more fundamental to how the team operates. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Here’s a story, true as God. I was talking to John O’Dwyer the other day, Micko’s son. He started telling me about how his brother Haulie (Micheál) ha(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley and Daithí Waters of Wexford battle for possession in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Another ominous signal flashed across the province last night after Dublin’s latest run-out in the city. The rich are getting richer all the time. (...)

Kildare’s Hugh McGrillen tackles Meath’s Stephen Bray during the Leinster semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 2-16 Kildare 0-17 Led from the front by Stephen Bray, Meath sprang a nasty surprise on Kildare at Croke Park in yesterday’s Leinster football s(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan with Paddy Brophy after the win over Louth at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin’s shock and awe routine brings with it plenty of collateral damage, chiefly and most obviously the shortening of careers that might otherwise (...)

Meath’s Michael Burke with Aaron Findon of Armagh

League campaign began erratically but ended strongly, as Mick O’Dowd’s team aims to kick on from an encouraging championship last year. The loss of Ea(...)

Séamust “Banty” McEnaney

So on we go, headlong into a black card world. Which is pretty remarkable, when you stop to consider it for a moment. A game that stood largely untink(...)

Bryan Menton of Meath (right) comes across to challenge Rory Kavanagh of Donegal during  the Allianz Football League Division Two match at MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, Co Donegal. Photograph:  Donna McBride/Inpho/Presseye

DONEGAL 1-12 MEATH 1-12 Donegal got out of jail in MacCu(...)

Shane O’Rourke: made a welcome return to the Meath colours against DIT at Navan. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Meath 4-11 DIT 1-14Goals proved crucial as Meath saw off the challenge of reigning Sigerson Cup champions Dublin Institute of Technology in a less tha(...)

Joe Sheridan is a big-game player and has the potential to trouble Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Meath have faced Tyrone twice in their history and not only have they beaten them twice, they’ve done so as underdogs each time. For good measure, (...)

Meath manager Mick O’Dowd: “I’m sure there are a lot of positives from that display but it is hard to go through them now because we are pretty hurt by that.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mick O’Dowd starts talking and you are instantly reminded of Meath men from another era. Positives after being lacerated by Dublin in a Leinster final(...)

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