Barney Rock

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Cavan’s Stephen King  during a match against Meath in 1987. Photograph:   Ray McManus/ Sportsfile

When Cavan last won the Ulster title before this year, Stephen King captained the county to victory over Derry in the provincial final, and when Cavan(...)

 James McCarthy with Milana Commons (aged two) at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin on Monday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sam Maguire is away to the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. Well, the mini van is heating up outside the Gibson hotel. The Garda escort in position. S(...)

Punters outside Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening: “They’re just early. Way early. Even the stewards haven’t been let in. And still the diehards are here hours before throw-in.” Photograph: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Saturday morning, 10 o’clock. The train pulls out of Heuston Station, Dubs by the dozen on board. Across the way, four young lads, early 20s. Heads on(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin was unhappy with Diarmuid Connolly’s dismissal for two yellow cards against Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jim Gavin was as close to ire as his public persona would allow. Flashes of red irked him. Of course, these “top class officials” were complimented b(...)

Dublin’s Barney Rock tackles Kerry’s Tom Spillane in the 1987 National Football League final: the Dubs beat a much-fancied Kingdom team. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is curious that Dublin and Kerry who hold the record for GAA All-Ireland championship meetings with 28 have such a sparse history in league finals:(...)

Barney Rock, in action above against Australia’s Robert DiPierdomenico, says he can’t see the tournament surviving on the basis of one match in a series.

Thirty years ago today, the first International Rules series ended in front of an impressive crowd of 32,318 at Croke Park. Next week Ireland travel t(...)

Donegal’s goalkeeper Paul Durcan gets above  Eamonn McGee and Kerry’s  Kieran Donaghy to clear the ball during the All-Ireland Football Final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When TG4 first started broadcasting, one of the most eye-catching shows on their schedule was GAA Gold, re-runs of old hurling and football matches fr(...)

Ciarán Kilkenny with some of the pupils from the Changa Changa primary school in Mazabuka

The Dubs are flying high again in this year’s GAA football championship but one man missing out on what could well be another path of glory is Ciarán (...)

2 July 2013; The Irish patient-led charity Fighting Blindness has been selected as one of the five official GAA charities for 2013 and a full programme of activity for the season as charity partner was launched today, Tuesday 2nd July 2013, at Croke Park with guest of honour P�raic Duffy, GAA director general in attendance. Players past and present, including Barney Rock, Dublin, Pat Fox, Tipperary, Eoghan O�Flaherty, Kildare, Aindreas Doyle, Wexford, and Sinead Finnegan, Dublin, also lent  their support on the day and participated in a blindfold hurling and football challenge. The programme of activity will include Fighting Blindness Sundays at Croke Park, All-Ireland ticket draws, a Gaelic Writers� Association Quiz, and an FBD Kilmacud Crokes Football 7s Charity Game. For further information, visit At the launch are Dublin ladies footballer Sin�ad Finnegan and former Dublin footballer Barney Rock. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***  Dublin ladies footballer Sinéad Finnegan and former Dublin footballer Barney Rock at Croke Park, Dublin, for the launch of the GAA’s charity programme for 2013. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle? I wouldn’t have the healthiest of all lifestyles; a few football injuries from the past would have curtaile(...)