Dublin manger Jim Gavin did not speak to RTÉ following his team’s win over Donegal. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin footballers are the latest to put in place their own media ban, with RTÉ now believed to be denied access to management and players. It is und(...)

It’s doubtful if any footballer has had as sustained a trumpet blast heralding his arrival as David Clifford.

Most in need of a title The easy and annual answer to this one is, Mayo. If only they could win the league they’d be better set up for the championsh(...)

Paul Clarke: took over managerial duties for Dublin in Jim Gavin’s absence during the O’Byrne Cup games. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin’s immediate exit from this season’s O’Byrne Cup has underlined the remarkable nature of last year’s success in the pre-season tournament. With(...)

With Ireland and Wales at Twickenham, England are favourites to retain their Six Nations title. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

Unfortunately, we’re getting a little too used to being on the outside looking in when it comes to World Cup years. And after the dastardly Danes put (...)

September’s All-Ireland provided a breath-taking  spectacle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Football is the wallpaper of Irish sporting life. On the first available Saturday of January, Kildare and Longford were facing off in the O’Byrne Cup (...)

Alan Brogan: “I had 13, 14 really good years with Dublin, and I knew my race was run. I was 34, with a very good team coming behind me, so I knew it was time to step away.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The first time Alan Brogan ran the GOAL Mile he cared less about the charitable aspect and more about beating his brothers. Things have changed since (...)

If there was an abiding image of the final it was of Connolly, supposedly the hot-head, getting up from the ground and gesturing to his team-mates to relax, that everything was under control. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Down to the embers, then, of 2017, and globally it may feel like a fractious and anxious and absurdly fast time with the spectre of DJT knocking about(...)

John Costello and Jim Gavin after this year’s All-Ireland SFC final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin GAA chief executive John Costello has described as “puerile” some of the critical reaction to the county’s third consecutive All-Ireland footba(...)

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy in Boston for the AIG Super 11’s Fenway Hurling Classic in Boston last weekend. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

There is some gentle irony in the fact that, as a purveyor of both football and hurling, Pat Gilroy has little time for the dual player. At least not (...)

Some days were not epic and some were not, but hindsight adds its own meanings. Photograph: Inpho

On the shelf beside the desk in the spare room office, a year of match programmes ladders up in a pile. November ticks by and there won’t be many more(...)

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