Cian O Neill

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Monaghan’s Conor McManus in action during the All-Ireland quarter-final Super 8s game against Kerry in Clones. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY All-Ireland SFC Super 8s – Group 1, phase 3 Galway v Monaghan, Pearse Stadium, Galway, 6.0 (Live on Sky Sports Action) Dark comparisons b(...)

David Clifford celebrates his crucial late goal for Kerry against Monaghan at Clones, a goal which threw the Kingdom a crucial lifeline. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s amazing what a single kick of a ball can do. All it took was David Clifford’s goal in injury-time against Monaghan and you could feel a switch fl(...)

Kevin McStay: Roscommon  have to go away and come up with a new plan over the winter now. The Super 8s have knocked all the wheels off their wagon. The old phrase ‘Be careful what you wish for’ springs to mind. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Driving home from Clones on Sunday night, I was thinking about the mindset of each team now as they set themselves for the last round of the Super-8s.(...)

 Cork City fans display a banner in  memory of Liam Miller during their Champions League tie against Legia Warsaw earlier this month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They have a new wheeze in Croke Park on match days this year. When you go in through the press entrance, they check your bag and put a security tag on(...)

Kildare’s Neil Flynn celebrates scoring a goal against Fermanagh in the All-Ireland qualifier round 4 victory at  Páirc Tailteann. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kildare 3-20 Fermanagh 0-18 Derry, Longford, Mayo and now Fermanagh have all discovered in recent weeks that Kildare football is in rude health, the(...)

Kildare’s David Hyland celebrates with his mother Máire after the victory over Mayo  at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The greatest myth in sport is that one game is the same as the next and that all animals are equal. You hear managers preach ‘one game at a time’ and (...)

Kildare’s David Hyland celebrates with his mother Maire after the All-Ireland SFC Round 3 qualifier win over Mayo at  St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

So home advantage counted for very little or absolutely everything, depending on the moral of the story out of Newbridge on Saturday evening. Kildare (...)

Cian O’Neill: the Kildare manager led his county’s campaign for the game to be played in Newbridge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With the possible exception of ice cube bags and water supply there is no greater shortage in the country this weather than tickets for Saturday eveni(...)

The controversy over where to stage the All-Ireland football qualifier between Kildare and Mayo has been acutely embarrassing for the GAA. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

With the exception of the chamber in Newgrange at Winter Solstice, it’s hard to think of an event this year that will command such widespread interest(...)

Willie McCreery celebrates for Kildare after beating Louth during the Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter finals at Croke Park. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Tiomes

Willie McCreery was one of the 1998 Kildare team that played under legendary manager Mick O’Dwyer when he led the Lilywhites to a precious Leinster fo(...)

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