Conor Mchugh

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Meath’s Cillian O’Sullivan in action against Kildare in the Leinster GAA SFC semi-final at  O’Connor Park, Tullamore in June 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With 15 minutes left in the 2012 All-Ireland minor final, a Meath challenge that had been plummeting to earth suddenly popped a parachute. They had tr(...)

Stephen Smith of Dublin attempts to block Westmeath’s James Dolan during the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup Final at Parnell Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Westmeath 1-12 Dublin 0-10 Westmeath produced an impressive defensive display in deservedly accounting for a lacklustre Dublin by five points in the(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Andy Bunyan  saves a penalty from Meath’s Thomas O’Reilly during the shootout in the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup semi-final at Parnell Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Meath 1-12 ( Dublin win 3-1 on penalties) If Dublin make history as five-in-a-row All-Ireland winners this year, Paul Clarke probably won(...)

Meath goalkeeper Barry Dardis misses the last kick of the penalty shoot-out. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Meath 1-12 (Dublin win 3-1 on penalties) Old rivalries never die and even in the O’Byrne Cup, on a windswept evening in January, Dublin s(...)

 Dublin’s Brian Fenton challenges Graham Reilly of Meath. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Meath 0-16 Dublin 1-11 Sean Cox and his family have tough days both ahead and behind them but for an afternoon in Navan, they at least had this. A sh(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton scores a goal in the Leinster SFC quarter-final at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 4-25 Wicklow 1-11 Blessed are the merciful, for theirs is a 23-point victory while sparing their opponents a more crushing blow. As the openin(...)

You can be certain Jim Gavin has an idea of where he wants to go and who he wants to use already when his main men like Cluxton, O’Sullivan and Connolly finally move on. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The list of genuine insights rationed out by Jim Gavin for public consumption is notoriously and deliberately a short one. We are used it by now and h(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan runs out onto the pitch for the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Inpho

Bernard Brogan was expected to play a key role for Dublin in the absence of Diarmuid Connolly. Dropped for last year’s All-Ireland final replay, Dubl(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan has been named in the starting team to play Kerry on Sunday in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inphp

Dublin have named Cian O’Sullivan, Diarmuid Connolly and Bernard Brogan in their starting XV for Sunday’s Division One football final against Kerry. (...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully made his mark in the O’Byrne Cup competition. He is cool and clever in his use of possession, hardworking and with pace to burn. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bragging rights and silverware aside, when the 2017 season is done with, the national football league will be looked back on in terms of the fresh tal(...)

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