Dave Billings

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Brian Fenton celebrates after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone last September which sealed the four-in-a-row for the reigning All-Ireland champions.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster SFC quarter-final: Dublin v Louth Throw-in: 7pm. Venue: O'Moore Park, Portlaoise. How to follow: The Irish Times GA(...)

 James McCarthy with Milana Commons (aged two) at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin on Monday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sam Maguire is away to the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. Well, the mini van is heating up outside the Gibson hotel. The Garda escort in position. S(...)

Selica Winiata scored a hat-trick as New Zealand romped past Wales in their World Cup opener. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

New Zealand 44 Wales 12 An old school contest in this bright new era for women’s rugby, with plenty of heavy hitting males among the crowd. Wales re(...)

Niall Kelly: “Ah, there definitely was a bit of lull after the Kerry defeat.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For Niall Kelly the markets may have stopped tumbling. A highly rated prospect from the time he made his first appearances as a teenager for the Kilda(...)

Dublin and Tipperary’s under-21 footballers stand together before their All-Ireland semi-final clash as they observe a minute’s silence for the late Dave Billings. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Commemorating him with a minute’s silence felt like a slightly paradoxical way to mark the passing of the sometimes voluble Dave Billings. On another (...)

“I’m lucky in that I’m part of a great team in St Vincent’s and a great team with Dublin over the last three or four years.” – Diarmuid Connolly. photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So under the body armour and behind the often ruthless football streak is a humble and tender Diarmuid Connolly. He may still be somewhat mercurial o(...)

Former Dublin selector Dave Billings sadly passed away on Tuesday night. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Few with any connection to third level GAA or gaelic games in any capacity in the capital won’t have come across Dave Billings. The former Dubl(...)

Kildare’s Eoghan O’Flatherty lifts the O’Byrne Cup last year after his county beat Meath in the final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

By the end of this month the O’Byrne Cup will have celebrated its 70th anniversary as Leinster’s secondary football competition. Founded in 1954 and f(...)

Rory Kavanagh of Donegal keeps possession despite the attentions of Kerry’s David Moran during last year’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Progress can be made in easing the burden on young players without banning them from representing their colleges, according to Dave Billings, the vas(...)