Dessie Farrell

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Jack McCaffrey celebrates Dublin’s 2019 All-Ireland final replay win over Kerry. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

It’s difficult to think of a single player other than Jack McCaffrey whose withdrawal so significantly handicaps Dublin. Of course the one who’s not t(...)

Jack McCaffrey  lifts Sam Maguire in 2019. He is reportedly leaving the Dublin panel ahead of the 2020 Championship. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin football was coming to terms on Saturday night with reports that former Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey has decided to step away from int(...)

Rory Gallagher: ‘The getting-to-know phase is something we’re missing out on to some extent.” Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Everyone’s lockdown is different, everyone’s lockdown is the same. It’s 12 weeks since intercounty football paused mid-sentence and everyone was told (...)

James McCarthy: His consistency and versatility has proved an enormous asset for Dublin over the past decade. Only he and Stephen Cluxton have started all seven of Dublin’s  All-Ireland successes. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Although he’s been an ever-present during this decade of decades for Dublin, it still comes as something of a surprise to note that James McCarthy las(...)

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane and Mattie Donnelly celebrate the victory over Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at  Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It has been an irony that a year replete with possibilities for headline writers may well end up not just without a 20/20 vision of the football year (...)

Na Fianna and Dublin senior footballer Niall McGovern. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

With no collective training over the coming weeks, Gaelic footballers and hurlers in north city Dublin have decided to put their energy to use amid th(...)

Conor Meyler and James McCarthy during Tyrone’s win over Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin midfielder Brian Howard has brushed aside the suggestion there may be further repercussions from the half-time disturbance that suddenly whippe(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully trips up a Tyrone player, earning himself a black card, at  Healy Park, Omagh on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Colm O’Rourke took one look at the pictures coming through from Healy Park on Saturday evening and, probably much like the rest of us, could only thin(...)

Tyrone’s Rory Brennan with Dublin’s Kevin McManamon in their Allianz Football League Division 1 game at Healy Park, Omagh on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Be careful what you vote for. The game of hurling may be of intangible cultural heritage and entirely without cynicism, but, after a tempest of a week(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

This spring has brought quite a contrast between the leagues. As anticipated, the hurling competition has been undermined by the decision to compose D(...)

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