Cian O'Neill

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Despite crucifying defeats and outlandish ill-luck and decision making, the Green and Red have been ignoring the writers and naysayers, prophesying their demise since 2014.

Football won’t end this Mayo team. Physiology will. That and old age. The 2011 All Ireland semi-finals heralded a new age in football. Jim McGuinness (...)

Meath goalkeeper Barry Dardis netted the penalty to give them a Division two victory over Kildare. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Meath 1-9 Kildare 1-8 It was surreal but it was old-school. In the dying minutes of this fervid Allianz Football League Division Two encounter in Nav(...)

St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge. Croke Park decreed it wasn’t suitable to host the Kildare versus Mayo game citing ‘health and safety’ concerns. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Whatever the outcome, as of last night unknown, of the current fixture imbroglio concerning where – or if at all – Kildare get to play Mayo, the GAA h(...)

Armagh’s James Morgan and Kildare’s Paul Cribbin. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

As Armagh selector Paddy McKeever took his seat for the post-match press conference, a Croke Park official sidled over to the assembled hackery and qu(...)

Kevin Feely:  has been the most eye-catching centrefielder in the country this season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare’s influential centrefielder Kevin Feely will have the best part of a week to decide if he wants to challenge his suspension for picking up a t(...)

Cian O’Neill with his young Kildare team. “I would see us as similar in terms of our stage of development,” he says of Meath.  “Two very young teams, both in terms of players and what the managers are trying to do.”  Photograph: Donal Farmer/Inpho

Dead time on campus. Cork IT is so quiet you can nearly hear the grass grow on playing pitches out the back. Cian O’Neill sits down in the on-site cof(...)

Kevin Feely has been a revelation for Kildare in the league this year and looks like he could carry the county’s midfield for years to come. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When a hopeful long punt from Cork’s Luke Connolly dropped into the Kildare net on February 12th, you could all but hear Pavlov’s bell ring through th(...)

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill will want his team to build on Sunday’s win. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare 3-17 Meath 0-16 It’s all about the alternative facts these days. Meath manager Andy McEntee said a couple of times afterwards that the differ(...)