Dessie Farrell

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Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell at Croke Park where   it was announced that Bórd Gáis Energy’s sponsorship of the All-Ireland hurling championship has been extended to 2022. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Dublin surprised many in last year’s Leinster hurling championship by how relentlessly competitive they proved in the new, round-robin format. They ma(...)

Kilkenny and Fenton at the Dublin homecoming in Smithfield. Photo: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

It is easy to forget that Ciarán Kilkenny has been around quite a long time for someone who turned 25 only in July. He has just won a fifth All-Irelan(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: “He has that capacity to see in a guy particular qualities and they very rarely disappoint. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Jim Gavin started out in his first championship with the Dublin seniors just over five years ago, he used 20 players against Westmeath. For one r(...)

Anthony Molloy of Donegal is tackled by Dublin’s Paul Bealin  in  the 1992   All-Ireland  final. Photograph: Inpho

A lot has happened since the first weekend of April in 1992. Croke Park has been entirely redeveloped, the last of the GAA bans was struck down, and t(...)

Jim Gavin: was used in his playing days to curbing his own natural game in order to service the greater  needs of the Dublin team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was much in retrospect that looks obvious about Jim Gavin’s playing days when tracing his development into the most successful Dublin football m(...)

Stephen Cluxton acknowledges the crowd in the celebrations after last year’s All-Ireland victory. Photograph: Inpho

It all feels so Jurassic now. On the day before Stephen Cluxton made his first cracks on the inside of the eggshell, the Irish Independent ran a small(...)

Brendan O’Sullivan:  served a suspension for an inadvertent violation. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A year ago this week, then Gaelic Players Association CEO Dessie Farrell sounded a warning on the issue of doping in the GAA. “We’d be naïve not to r(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin watches his team take on the Dubs Blue Stars earlier this year. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin has agreed to a two year extension to his term with the All-Ireland champions. Gavin, who works as a pilot w(...)

Dublin’s under-21s celebrate their All-Ireland final win over Galway. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It has been pointed out that there is irony in Dublin being the ultimate champions at under-21 football, given the strained history between the county(...)

Dublin joint captain Con O’Callaghan (right) celebrates with Stephen Smith after their victory over Galway in the EirGrid  All-Ireland U21 Football Final at O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dessie Farrell signalled that he will be stepping back from football management after Saturday evening’s 2-13 to 2-7 All-Ireland under-21 win in Tulla(...)

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