Andy Mcentee

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There are bizarre inferences that the breaches of guidelines surrounding GAA games are somehow less risky or more forgivable than others. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

There is an increasingly marginalised cohort in Irish society whose needs have been largely overlooked during this lockdown. People who don’t like GAA(...)

Dublin’s Ciaran Kilkenny comes under pressure from Meath’s Matthew Costello  during Dublin’s Leinster final victory at Croke Park. Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 3-21  Meath 0-9 On a night of poignant reflection, business remained business for champions Dublin, who gave their best display to date o(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock scores a goal during the Leinster SFC Final against Meath at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 3-21 Meath 0-9 On a sombre Saturday night in Croke Park, Dublin forged their way farther into history with a 10th successive Leinster title. T(...)

Tempers flare during the 2016 All-Ireland final replay between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It struck me during the week that although there are three provincial finals being played this weekend, many conversations involving the All-Ireland c(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea celebrate after their side’s narrow victory over Galway in the Connacht final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo march on through the pandemic winter. They may be travelling without the insatiable crowd but the old ambition and bloody-mindedness was the same(...)

Meath’s Cillian O’Sullivan scores under pressure from Kildare in the Leinster GAA SFC  semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Meath 5-9 Kildare 0-15 Jack O’Connor isn’t used to these sorts of Championship humiliations and, truth be told, it’s been a while since Meath dished (...)

Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny battles with Cathal Hickey of Meath during their National League clash at Parnell Park on Saturday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Parnell Park was a chamber of echoes on Saturday night. Echoes of the past, actual echoing shouts of players on the field and in the bleakness of this(...)

Seán Boylan and Trevor Giles celebrate Meath’s Leinster victory in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

“A Cavan man with no success whatsoever in Gaelic football,” Alan Bradley tells me, as if perfectly on cue. Because there is no scarcity of contradic(...)

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane and Mattie Donnelly celebrate the victory over Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at  Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It has been an irony that a year replete with possibilities for headline writers may well end up not just without a 20/20 vision of the football year (...)

Everything finds its level. Sport got put in its place last week, snuffed out across the globe like an altar boy’s candle after mass. The pandemic is (...)

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