Ciaran Kilkenny

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Ciarán Kilkenny: has not experienced defeat in a championship game for Dublin since the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Mayo.  He missed the 2014 season due to a cruciate ligament injury. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Our digital recording devices are lined up in front of him and straightaway Ciarán Kilkenny is all chat. Why wouldn’t he be? He’s still coming down o(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock scores a goal during the Super 8s victory over Roscommon at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-26 Roscommon 0-14 The Dub Nation marches on. After a fascinating duel between Cork and Tyrone in the Saturday evening curtain-raiser in Cro(...)

The Roscommon players after the game. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-26 Roscommon 0-14 After 15 minutes, the scoreboard in Croke Park read: Dean Rock 1-5, Roscommon 0-3. If you get on the field with this Dubli(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion takes on Cork’s James Loughrey during their Super 8s meeting at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 5-18 Cork 1-17 There is usually some lingering doubt about a result that’s not properly decided until the last 10 minutes of a game, only not (...)

Dublin’s first goal being scored by Jack McCaffrey. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 5-18 Cork 1-17 The fifth goal came with four minutes left to play and while keeping it super simple and convincing Dublin have got their Super(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh celebrates a goal against Clare. He has worn the senior county jersey with distinction in both football and hurling.   Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Twenty years ago, Cork reached the senior All-Ireland final in both football and hurling. Even more remarkably, one player, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, played (...)

Meath manager Andy McEntee and Dublin manager Jim Gavin shake hands at the final whistle of the Leinster Football Championship final in Croke Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Once upon a time Hill 16 inhabitants would be crammed in, bracing themselves for the Meath invasion. Those days are distant memories now and the GAA i(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan and Shane Gallagher of Meath in the Leinster  Senior Football Championship final in Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-17 Meath 0-4  The definition of optimism must be watching Dublin put a 16-pointer on Meath and insist that it shows up certain vulnerab(...)

Ciaran Kilkenny is challenged by Meath’s Graham Reilly during Dublin’s Leinster final win. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-17 Meath 0-4 Here lies a Leinster final and provincial football championship in all but name. A decade of the Dubs. A new record of nine pro(...)

Ciarán Kilkenny: “I want to be involved with these guys for as long as possible and play for as long as we can.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Day and night, literally, is the difference between an Aussie Rules footballer and Ciarán Kilkenny. “Professional sports do the majority of their st(...)

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