Colm Parkinson

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Dublin’s James McCarthy with a young fan after the Leinster championship win over Wexford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin won’t win the All-Ireland this year. Somebody will beat them at some stage over the next seven weeks. Could be Kerry at the end, could be Mayo (...)

Diarmuid Connolly celebrates with Jame McCarthy after the 2019 All-Ireland SFC Final replay against Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

“I’m me and nobody else. Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not. Because they don’t know a bloody thing about me.” – Saturday Night and Sunday (...)

Paul Geaney: one of seven Kerry players to have started every championship game for the Kingdom this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Completing the summer set Seven Kerry players are seeking to complete a championship set in this weekend’s All-Ireland final after starting every cham(...)

Kerry’s Tommy Walsh: “I was probably putting pressure on myself, and trying to do things at a hundred miles an hour, and things just weren’t coming off.”Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

In September 2006, Kerry and Roscommon played out a gripping All-Ireland minor football final which ended in a 0-15 to 0-15 draw. The Kerry team was a(...)

Mayo are an older team now than when they last met Dublin in the 2017 final. It would appear as if this is the greatest team of all time they are playing. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And then there were four. Kerry-Tyrone has its own recent history and edge and I am sure it will produce a worthy finalist on Sunday. But I think it i(...)

Mayo players stand for the national anthem before the All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Kildare in Newbridge which ended their season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This week a year ago, Mayo was bubbling. Both the men’s and women’s senior teams were getting ready for All-Ireland finals. The local papers were fel(...)

Niall Grimley celebrates Armagh’s victory over Clare in the qualifier at the Athletic Grounds. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In Armagh’s brief but memorable reign as the supreme team in Gaelic football, it became popular to portray Kieran McGeeney, their totemic driving forc(...)

Dublin play Donegal in the 2016 All-Ireland Championship quarter-finals in Croke Park  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inphpo

In light of recent events, it’s probably not that much of a surprise to see Donegal chancing their arm this week. Their recent statement in relation t(...)

Derry’s Johnny McBride  is tackled by Offaly’s Colm Quinn during the National Football League final of 1998. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Twenty years in sport doesn’t really seem like that vast an expanse of time – wrapping your head around a list of the best players or best teams of th(...)

Stephen Rochford: the Mayo manager has been subjected to a barrage of criticism for putting O’Shea on Donaghy. But Kerry’s full-forward line were restricted to just  0-5 from play. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It has been a ghoulish week for coverage of Gaelic football. For the second successive championship summer, Mayo’s manager Stephen Rochford has been w(...)

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