Dick Clerkin

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Mayo’s Fionn McDonagh surrounded by delighted fans following the victory over Donegal at MacHale Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“If I’d hair it would have been standing up on my head,” said Peter Canavan of the atmosphere in Castlebar which couldn’t even be dampened by the heav(...)

Roscommon’s Andrew Glennon celebrates with delighted fans after the victory over Mayo in Castlebar. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You couldn’t but think of that person who opted not to vote for anyone in the local elections, instead writing “MAYO4SAM2019” all down their ballot pa(...)

Sky Sports will show 14 games exclusively during the 2018 GAA football and hurling championships. Photo: Inpho

Sky Sports will broadcast 20 live GAA fixtures over the summer, including exclusive showings of five of the new Super 8 matches in the football champi(...)

Ned Quinn: former Kilkenny County Board chairman will chair CCCC. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ned Quinn is the new chair of the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC), which oversees central Association issues including fixtures a(...)

Dejected Westmeath players following the heavy Leinster semi-final defeat  to Dublin in Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

At around 5pm last Sunday, we all thought we had a firm idea what would dominate discussion in the GAA world for this coming week. Jim Gavin’s refus(...)

Bernard Brogan sidefoots home a goal against Monaghan in the 2014 All-Ireland quarter-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If Monaghan supporters watching Dublin coolly construct the goals that sunk them in Clones last Sunday felt as if they had somehow seen it all before,(...)

Under Malachy O’Rourke Monaghan have perfected a template of organisation and counter-attacking intelligence. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A much bigger deal would be made about the Monaghan football revolution had it not coincided with the dazzling comet of the Dublin football team. You (...)

Bernard Brogan scores a goal against Monaghan. Of the 21 games under Jim Gavin that have been close, Dublin have  won 11, drawn six and lost four. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

With 10 minutes to go in the 2015 Allianz Football League semi-final against Dublin, Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan jogged up to take a pot at a long(...)

Dick Clerkin made his debut for Monaghan in 1999. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Farewell, then, Dick Clerkin. At least you won’t be called a veteran any more. Back in April 2014, my phone pinged with a text from the Monaghan midfi(...)

Dick Clerkin has announced his retirement from inter-county football. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA’s current longest-serving player, Dick Clerkin, has announced his inter-county retirement. The Monaghan stalwart confirmed his decision to br(...)

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