Bernard Brogan

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Dublin’s Paddy Andrews is denied by David Clarke straight after saving a penalty during the 2017 league encounter at Croke Park between Mayo and Dublin. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For almost half a decade the slow trickle of Mayo’s golden generation into retirement has emitted a collective sigh from the football-mad county that (...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley and Aidan O’Shea of Mayo contest a high ball during the 2012 semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In a fast crowded decade, it is the game that has somehow fallen through time. Nobody talks about Mayo-Dublin 2012, which is a shame. It was signific(...)

Des Vallely is reunited with his children Daniel and Ella Rose six months after his tragic accident.

It has been a tough year, and many want to see an end to what has certainly earned the moniker annus horribilis. For the family of Des Vallely, who e(...)

Bernard Brogan lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after Dublin’s win over Tyrone in the 2018 All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Oh no. Not another article about money and the Dubs. Turn the page, Mammy. Make the bad man stop. It’s All-Ireland final day. It’s nearly Christmas we(...)

Champagne Football is a book to enjoy now but also to look forward to rereading again in a decade, just to see how stranger than fiction it all was. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Best Champagne Football by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan (Penguin, €12.99) We’re a mad little country at the back of it all. Where else (...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy in action against Kerry during the All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park, Dublin, in September 2019. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James McCarthy mentions the symmetry of it. On Saturday he and Dublin will face Meath in the resumed football league at Parnell Park. It takes him bac(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy in action against Kerry during the All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park, Dublin, in September 2019. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James McCarthy mentions the symmetry of it. On Saturday he and Dublin will face Meath in the resumed football league at Parnell Park. It takes him bac(...)

Jason Sherlock at the launch of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Vulnerable. Weakened. Satiated. Untested. Uncharted. Jason Sherlock has heard all the whispers around the Dublin football team going into the pandemi(...)

Jason Sherlock at the launch of the  Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With further restrictions around Covid-19 being implemented in the North and seemingly South of the border too it’s virtually certain the entire 2020 (...)

Due to the success of Dublin GAA, the notion of pooled sponsorship has been mooted throughout the past decade. Could it now really be on the table? File photograph: Inpho

The weekend almost felt normal. You could sit down at lunchtime on Saturday and wrap a sports bubble around you for the rest of it. There was 10 hour(...)

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