Dublin’s Lorcan O’Dell is surrounded by Meath players during the  Leinster U-20 football championship tie at Páirc Tailteann. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The Leinster football championship has been varying shades of dark for Meath football; their worst experience since the bleakness of the 1970s. The fa(...)

Meath’s Graham Reilly celebrates at the final whistle after the win over Dublin in the Leinster SFC semi-final in June 2010. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

From Mayo footballers to Galway and Kerry goalkeepers to a Laois defender and an injury ravaged Roscommon icon, the GAA retirement announcements have (...)

Ireland vs Australia in 2006. Graham Geraghty of Ireland is driven to the ground by Danyle Pearce of Australia, a tackle which led to the Meath man being carried off. File photograph: Inpho

In the RTÉ studio during half-time Colm O’Rourke, who had managed Ireland to back-to-back series wins in 1998-99 said in aghast tones that he had just(...)

Former Meath manager Seán Boylan is the focus of a documentary to be shown on RTÉ One on Thursday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. ‘Seán’ Alan Bradley’s compelling documentary on the life and times of Seán Boylan is an elegy for an er(...)

Seán Boylan and Trevor Giles celebrate Meath’s Leinster victory in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

“A Cavan man with no success whatsoever in Gaelic football,” Alan Bradley tells me, as if perfectly on cue. Because there is no scarcity of contradic(...)

Graham Geraghty lifts the Sam Maguire cup after Meath won the 1999 All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Joe St Leger

A number of GAA medals stolen during a break-in at the home of Meath’s football legend Graham Geraghty have been recovered. A total of 13 championshi(...)

Graham Geraghty lifts the Sam Maguire cup after Meath won the 1999 All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Former Meath footballer Graham Geraghty is offering a “large reward” after six medals were stolen from his home on Friday night. The break-in happen(...)

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(...)

Ryan Crowley of Australia and Paul Barden during the second test in 2006. Irish players were attacked before the throw-in and the first quarter was stunningly violent. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It is symptomatic of the stop-start nature of more recent International Rules series that the biggest crowds to attend the games came in the earlier s(...)

Joe McDonagh: his death leaves the GAA bereft of the ease and good humour through which he communicated his passions for Irish  language and   culture. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe McDonagh was laid to rest in Rahoon Cemetery yesterday. His death last Friday came as a shock to many, who weren’t aware that he had been unwell a(...)

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