Dessie Dolan

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Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Niall Scully celebrate after their All-Ireland SFC win over Tyrone. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

It was a day full of regrets. Pat Spillane said he was sorry for ever using the “puke” word to describe Tyrone’s football. Colm O’Rourke mourned the(...)

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(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer breaks through the challenge of Kerry’s  Mark Griffin during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Since the league final the consensus has been that Dublin and Kerry have moved away from the pack and that the All-Ireland is a matter of waiting for (...)

Jim Gavin:  refused  to do one-on-one interviews in protest at broadcasters’ coverage of the Diarmuid Connolly affair. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Having had a few days to reflect on his comments on last weekend’s Sunday Game about Diarmuid Connolly’s suspension and the role played by fellow pund(...)

Jim Gavin: took exception to Pat Spillane’s comments about Dermot Connolly on The Sunday Game. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Is Pat Spillane to be allowed to comment on anything that might affect Kerry? Dublin manager Jim Gavin’s tour de force media conference came as a matt(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin hit out at Pat Spillane and ‘The Sunday Game’ over comments on Diarmuid Connolly. Photo: Inpho

Analyse that. The last two provincial football semi-finals, two extremely different results, one a victory for mind over matter, the other a defeat fo(...)

In the last two Leinster SFC finals just four contestable balls were kicked inside to John Heslin. He caught one and was quickly boxed up, winning a free. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Sunday will tell us what Westmeath have learned from their back-to-back Leinster final defeats to Dublin. In those two encounters, Tom Cribbin’s team(...)

 John Heslin celebrates scoring his late goal against Meath. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was mid-July and the football championship had yet to come alive - worse still it was 80 years since the first championship meeting of Meath and W(...)

Around Athlone, there is a sense of anticipation about the Healthy Town 2015 project that kicks off this week. The launch, at Athlone Civic Centre la(...)

Chloe Walshe (6), TJ Ormond (6) and Ellie Moonie (8) with Dessie Dolan at the launch of the    Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy Town initiative. molloyphotography

Former Westmeath county footballer Dessie Dolan has stressed the importance of setting realistic goals when embarking on a fitness regime. He was spea(...)

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