David Clarke

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Mayo’s David Clarke with Galway captain Damien Comer  in the Allianz Football League Division One match at Pearse Stadium, Galway on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As the college-versus-county debate continues, Galway captain Damien Comer is one of those players whose resources are being taxed to the limit by the(...)

 Mayo’s Eoin O’Donoghue and Kerry’s Shane Enright scuffle. Photograph; John McVitty/Inpho

Kerry 1-15 Mayo 2-9 Sometimes it’s good to stir the hornets net. Kerry’s youngsters came to Castlebar, shot the lights out, bullied venerable Mayo na(...)

Joy Neville is interviewed  after receiving the World Rugby Referee Award during the World Rugby Awards 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Photograph: Dave Rogers/World Rugby/Getty Images

Awards season is by far the best season. Glitz, glamour, speeches that never end, awkward interviews and just great fun all in all. And I’m not even t(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire after the win over Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1 David Clarke (Mayo) Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke attempts to block Kerry’s Paul Geaney during the All-Ireland semi-final replay at Croke (...)

Twenty years ago – if you were lucky – you had a landline and if you didn’t you had to rely on a pay phone. There used to be queues at telephone boxes. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” So said the wise-beyond-his-years Ferris Bueller in t(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy: he has been  nominated for the Footballer of the Year award. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The release of the nominations’ list for this year’s PwC football All-Stars reflects Dublin’s historic achievement of a first All-Ireland football thr(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan in action against  Keith Higgins of Mayo. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s very rare that you come away from an All-Ireland final with mixed feelings. As long as I’ve been going to them, the best team wins the All-Irelan(...)

Dublin fans in Smithfield Square. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Kevin McManamon has so often been the saviour for Dublin, usually from the bench, as demonstrated with the critical goal he got in 2011 to land the co(...)

Dean Rock lands the free which won the All-Ireland for Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Best game Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, September 17th Best final since 2008. Tension, physicality, brilliant score-taking, quality goals, vital saves(...)

 Dublin manager Jim Gavin has a selfie taken with members of the Air Corps who flew over Croke Park before the game, including Capt Sean McCarthy, Cmdt Frank Byrne and Capt Enda Walsh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It takes a dose of fresh air to remember pure happiness is flooding GAA tributaries from Shankill to Swords. But this is what winning looks and sound(...)

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