Cian O Sullivan

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Dublin manager Dessie Farrell has faced numerous challenges in 2020. Photograph: Inpho

At the end of 2019, there would have been no shortage of takers for the idea of Dublin as six-in-a-row champions but thanks to stirrings in China 12 m(...)

1. Stephen Cluxton Club: Parnells Age: 39 Height: 6’1” Weight: 12st 8lbs Occupation: Teacher One of the greatest players of all time. His appetite s(...)

Dublin’s Robbie McDaid celebrates scoring a goal in the All-Ireland semi-final win over Cavan at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last thing Dessie Farrell can be accused of is favouritism when it comes to Robbie McDaid, arguably Dublin’s big new find of 2020, not when his br(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell at the AFL Division 1 game between Dublin and Kerry  in Croke Park on January 25th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Most people are expecting Dublin to comfortably deal with Westmeath on Saturday, and for neutrals it may not be the most exciting prospect. But I’ve b(...)

Philly McMahon is challenged by Hugh Kenny during Ballymun’s semi-final victory. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ballymun Kickhams 1-18 Kilmacud Crokes 2-12 A cracking Dublin football semi-final in Parnell Park saw Ballymun deservedly see off Kilmacud, but in a (...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of Donegal fans. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish people are a reliably sanctimonious lot when it comes to the GAA. Rarely more so, in fact. We go on as if no other sport is community-based, as (...)

 Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton kicks the winning point in injury time to clinch victory over Kerry in the memorable 2011 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Bear with me a moment as I start off by digressing a little. It is five years since Bryan Cullen has lifted the Sam Maguire Cup to end the drought and(...)

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane and Mattie Donnelly celebrate the victory over Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at  Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It has been an irony that a year replete with possibilities for headline writers may well end up not just without a 20/20 vision of the football year (...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin with his children Yasmin and Jude after the 2013 final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

2013: Dublin 2-12 Mayo 1-14 Jim Gavin, his first season as manager after Pat Gilroy, just about gets Dublin over the line, forced to leave on a clear(...)

Cuala’s Colm Cronin celebrates at the full-time whistle after his side’s victory over St Brigid’s in the Dublin SHC Final at Parnell Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Cuala 1-18 St Brigid’s 1-14 Cuala are old hands at this gig. As spectators clicked and clacked their way into Parnell Park through the turnstiles, ea(...)

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