Alan Brogan

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David Brady celebrates Mayo’s win over Dublin in the 2006 All-Ireland quarter-finals. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

David Brady calls and asks if you can give him a minute and hangs up, all in the space of eight seconds. “Sorry now, I was absolutely bursting for the(...)

 Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton kicks the winning point in injury time to clinch victory over Kerry in the memorable 2011 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Bear with me a moment as I start off by digressing a little. It is five years since Bryan Cullen has lifted the Sam Maguire Cup to end the drought and(...)

Stephen Cluxton makes a crucial save to deny Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien a goal during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Six-time All-Ireland winning football captain Stephen Cluxton is now in line to receive the one award that has so far eluded him throughout his long a(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly shooting for a point  late in the All–Ireland final. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Late in the All-Ireland football final Dublin fans were treated with a sight that looked like a throwback. Perched just outside Kerry’s 45m line and d(...)

Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly and Donegal’s Hugh McFadden in action during the Ulster semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park.  Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

There had already been an unusually warm ripple of approbation for this year’s Ulster championship even before last weekend but this was always in the(...)

Sligo’s Charlie Harrison and Anton Sullivan of Offaly. “I’ll miss playing at the highest level, being the best you can be against the best.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He understands that it’s not a bolt from the blue, but Charlie Harrison has decided at the age of 36 that it’s time to draw a line. This summer has ma(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully celebrates scoring their second goal against Tyrone in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, in Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are two sides to every story, except when it comes to the state of Gaelic football, for which there about 200. The inter-county season has ended(...)

Declan Darcy with Jim Gavin: “You have to evolve because if you stand still, if you look behind for one minute, you will be caught.”

And the Lord turned to Peter and said, “We are all involved absolutely”. Really, that was Jim Gavin, politely refusing to specify his coaching role (...)

Dublin play Donegal in the 2016 All-Ireland Championship quarter-finals in Croke Park  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inphpo

In light of recent events, it’s probably not that much of a surprise to see Donegal chancing their arm this week. Their recent statement in relation t(...)

Bernard Brogan: underwent surgery last week after he suffered cruciate knee ligament damage in training. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Former Dublin captain Alan Brogan has given younger brother Bernard a fighting chance of featuring in their bid for four All-Ireland wins in a row, a(...)

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