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Kilmacud Crokes’  Ronan Hayes celebrates at the final whistle after theie extra-time win over Na Fianna in the  Dublin SHC Final at  Parnell Park on Saturday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes 4-26 Na Fianna 2-25 (after extra-time) Kieran Dowling was sitting in an apartment in Cyprus for the 2018 Dublin SHC final, enjoying t(...)

Referee Conor Lane indicates a shoulder tackle as Eoghan McLaughlin lies injured during the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

James Owens reckons it cost him three days’ work. The fall-out from his high-profile decision in June to implement the new hurling rules on cynical fo(...)

Tyrone’s Darren McCurry and Mark Bradley celebrate the All-Ireland final win over Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sunday evening in New York. It was the end of an extraordinarily long year for Novak Djokovic, one which began in Australia in a government-imposed lo(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch holds aloft the Liam MacCarthy Cup after his side’s win over Cork. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The word ‘power’ cropped up regularly in the pre-match chat ahead of the All-Ireland final in highlighting a discrepancy between the teams. It was ide(...)

Danny Sutcliffe: has made decisive contributions for Dublin in the championship victories over Antrim and Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With the clock just having turned the hour in Dublin’s league match against Laois back in May, Danny Sutcliffe was back on his own 20-metre line, rifl(...)

For Davy Fitzgerald and Brian Lohan, this is year-defining and it may even define their times with their respective groups. It is that big. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It’s late June in 2013 and it’s almost 9pm. My head is in my hands and I’m looking at the floor of the dressing room in O’Moore Park. Beads of sweat f(...)

Brian Lohan issues instructions to his players during the quarter-final victory over Waterford at Semple Stadium.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We forget, in the case of Brian Lohan, that these are still the very early days. It’s true that in intercounty terms he is not a young manager. Indee(...)

Cork’s Kevin Flahive celebrates Mark Keane after they beat Kerry to win the Munster title last year. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Predictions are the stock in trade of the modern professional pundit, as Rio Ferdinand discovered to his cost last week. On the eve of England-Scotlan(...)

Conal Keaney holds possession during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final against Waterford at Semple Stadium in July 2015.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Conal Keaney has retired from intercounty hurling. In a tweet on Monday morning the Dublin dual player announced the decision. “Thanks for a great 20(...)

Joey Boland: “You definitely need an eight-week run-in in an ideal scenario when you can train and get your challenge matches in and stuff. I don’t think you can do shorter than four weeks and you definitely need longer.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Dublin hurler and physiotherapist Joey Boland has become the latest voice to express misgivings about the adequacy of four weeks’ preparation f(...)

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