David Clifford

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Niall Scully at a Dublin GAA media event at Parnell Park. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Three games in and Saturday’s final to come, Dublin have changed things considerably in their approach to the 2022 O’Byrne Cup, their wants and needs (...)

Kerry’s David Clifford scores a goal despite Luke Murphy of Limerick’s best efforts. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kerry 2-23 Limerick 0-6 ife under returning Kerry manager Jack O’Connor got off to a flying start as the Kingdom comfortably defeated a depleted Lim(...)

Niall Morgan and Darren McCurry are among eight Tyrone players to win football All Stars. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland champions Tyrone crowned a brilliant year on Friday night with the securing of eight PwC All Stars, equalling the record of their 2005 pre(...)

Andy Moran runs out at Croke Park to take on Dublin in the 2019 championship. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

“It was the chance. You have to say that,” Andy Moran says of his first true experience of watching an All-Ireland football final as a Mayo supporter.(...)

Cathal McShane is nominated for an All Star despite not starting a game for Tyrone such was his impact off the bench. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland football champions Tyrone have emulated their hurling counterparts Limerick by securing 15 nominations in this year’s PwC All Stars long l(...)

Mayo’s Pédraig O’Hora and Enda Hession celebrate at the final whistle after beating Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is so much intrigue and speculation about this evening’s gripping All-Ireland final. Well, I think it is going to be a proper game of football.(...)

Aidan O’Shea can will himself to bend the shape and direction of this All-Ireland final in his favour. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

What can be said about an All-Ireland final involving my home county of Mayo? It felt like they had exhausted all storylines over the past decade but (...)

Frank Burns put in an early hit on Dara moynihan to set the tone for Tyrone against Kerry. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In Kerry the expectations are heightened. Most other football counties would consider what Peter Keane has delivered in three seasons - two Munster ti(...)

Tyrone’s Ronan McNamee and David Clifford of Kerry in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final at  Croke Park last Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was Paul Earley who summarised the superior attractions of hurling when discussing the future of football on these pages three years ago. “One of (...)

Frank Burns shunted Kerry’s Dara Moynihan over the sideline early on. Tyrone have brilliant footballers but they also have smart footballers and they knew what their game plan was all about. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We’re hurting in Kerry this week. It’s one thing to lose an All-Ireland semi-final when you’re outclassed or when winning it wasn’t really on the car(...)

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