Ciaran Kilkenny

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 David Clifford  squeezes the ball past the Monaghan defence and goalkeeper Rory Beggan in Clones. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The football final appears in front of us like a grubby-faced child that nobody has the heart to go at with a wipe. A foregone conclusion at the end o(...)

Mickey Harte is exactly the man to work out a plan to beat Dublin. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

I shook up the world! I shook up the world! – Muhammad Ali, 1964. Should they even bother playing the All-Ireland final? Nobody is giving Tyrone a (...)

Dublin’s playmaker Ciaran Kilkenny takes a shot during the All-Ireland SFC against Tyrone. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In order to halt Dublin’s pursuit of four in a row and claim Sam Maguire for themselves, Tyrone need to force Dublin to take risks; risks in possessio(...)

Declan Darcy with Jim Gavin: “You have to evolve because if you stand still, if you look behind for one minute, you will be caught.”

And the Lord turned to Peter and said, “We are all involved absolutely”. Really, that was Jim Gavin, politely refusing to specify his coaching role (...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins closes in on Dublin’s Dean Rock during last year’s final. Tyrone don’t have the faith that Mayo had last year in their defenders, because they don’t have that calibre of player. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

This week I sat down to watch the 2017 All-Ireland football final. Primarily it was to see if there was anything in Mayo’s performance that could give(...)

Tyrone and Dublin have two All-Ireland games to play over the next fortnight. The main one will, of course, take place in Croke Park on Sunday week in(...)

Jack McCaffrey: his inch-perfect pass to Niall Scully set up O’Callaghan for Dublin’s goal against Galway. No other team possesses their array of skills. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Of all the things we saw over the weekend, nothing stood out to me more than Jack McCaffrey’s fist pass to set up the Dublin goal. The Dubs get a lot(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Sludden celebrates scoring a goal against Monaghan in the GAA All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

The better team won on both days over the weekend, but if Sunday’s Tyrone-Monaghan encounter was the more exciting semi-final, it was also lower on su(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey and Johnny Heaney of Galway in action at  the All-Ireland SFC semi-final in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin keep regenerating like a city in boomtime. Block by block, hood by hood, Jim Gavin and his backroom team are constantly refreshing and recyclin(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey gets to the bounce of the ball ahead of Galway’s Johnny Heaney during  the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The view from upper Hogan has Jack McCaffrey all hockey smiles in the parade, plucking familiar faces from the 54,716 audience. Two Palestinian flags (...)

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