Brian Dooher

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Wexford’s John Hegarty breaks through the Longford defence in the Leinster Football Championship in May 2000. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

As the focus tightens on what structure the football championship should take, it’s worth remembering that 21 years ago, Leinster Council fired the fi(...)

The late Páidí Ó Sé  couldn’t withstand the fallout from the 2003 semi-final and those  images of stricken Kerry footballers, like stags at bay, surrounded by snapping Tyrone players  looking like they’d skin them for the ball. .  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jack O’Connor’s been this way before and not just in the obvious sense that he’s about to embark on a third term in charge of Kerry. It’s the environm(...)

 Joe McMahon celebrates with the Sam Maguire: ‘You can’t really imagine what it must have been like for those players coming back from Covid. It was some effort from everyone to get back to a place where we could compete.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When you’re in the middle of it all, you don’t always know as much as you think you do. Joe McMahon laughs when he says that there were about 30 sec(...)

Darren McCurry finishes for Tyrone’s second goal after Conor McKenna draws the defence and provides the astute pass. When the chance came and the right thing had to be done, all that practice and training clicked into place and they buried Mayo without having to even think about it. Photograph: Jams Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland finals are merciless occasions. They don’t care who you are or what you’ve been through or how far you’ve come. They are over so quickly t(...)

Tyrone’s Darren McCurry ’s  scores his side’s second goal during the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-15 For all the historical portents and yearning around Mayo, the 2021 All-Ireland football title was not decided by anything more (...)

Brian Dooher and Feargal Logan celebrate Tyrone’s win: “It probably does [mean more to me], in truth. There’s no getting away from the fact that 1995 was a very, very painful day for Tyrone.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For a second on Saturday night, Feargal Logan looked as if he was going to fish out his phone and start reading from it. One of the questions we ask(...)

Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher were appointed almost immediately after Mickey Harte vacated the Tyrone hot seat. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was no grand plan. Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher never hunkered down over pints to pinky-swear an oath that they would one day join forces to m(...)

Tyrone’s All-Ireland stats are a tidy won three, lost three; Mayo’s are three, 14. They’ve lost more finals than Dublin, who have 10 times as many All-Irelands. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

All-Ireland senior football final: Mayo v Tyrone, Croke Park, Saturday, 5pm – Live on RTÉ 2 and Sky Sports Arena The final no one saw comin(...)

Feargal Logan: “My thinking is, let’s get the head down and see if we can win this, because I have been that soldier that came out the wrong end and it is not easy rectified.” Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Given his wealth of experience and lofty reputation in the legal practice of mediation – including in sporting disputes – it is little wonder Feargal (...)

Tyrone’s Kieran McGeary: ‘On the field, everyone has a job to do. Big or small.’ Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

“It won’t distract me from my game, I don’t look into it at all, I don’t speak about it at all,” says Kieran McGeary, when gently reminded that, wheth(...)

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