Jack McCaffrey

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Dublin’s James McCarthy: he has been  nominated for the Footballer of the Year award. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The release of the nominations’ list for this year’s PwC football All-Stars reflects Dublin’s historic achievement of a first All-Ireland football thr(...)

There  is evidence that both teams have moved on from 12 months ago  but if the choice is between which team has made the more plausible strides, the answer is Dublin.

For all the familiarity of the finalists, Sunday’s All-Ireland football final breaks genuinely unusual ground. There hasn’t been such a sustained riva(...)

Tyrone Dublin’s Niall Sludden with Jack McCaffrey  in their drawn league game earlier this year. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

SUNDAY – All-Ireland SFC semi-final Dublin v Tyrone, Croke Park, 4.0 Live, RTE and Sky Sports We can probably assume that Dublin manager Jim Gavin is(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion in action against  Drew Wylie of Monaghan during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You could see Dublin’s intentions clearly in the first 30 seconds of Saturday’s quarter-final. Paul Mannion took a very good score off his left foot. (...)

Kevin Feely:  has been the most eye-catching centrefielder in the country this season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare’s influential centrefielder Kevin Feely will have the best part of a week to decide if he wants to challenge his suspension for picking up a t(...)

Jack McCaffrey, seen in action in the 2015 All Ireland final in Croke Park, has said he would like to return to the Dublin team, but has not been called up yet. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Some day soon, one presumes, Jack McCaffrey’s phone is going to buzz and Jim Gavin is going to be on the other end of the line. It hasn’t happened ye(...)

Niall Kelly: “Ah, there definitely was a bit of lull after the Kerry defeat.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For Niall Kelly the markets may have stopped tumbling. A highly rated prospect from the time he made his first appearances as a teenager for the Kilda(...)

Wexford camogie star Ursula Jacob, who is embarking on her 14th year with the county team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Parallel lives, lived along different lines. Rory Jacob has just recently walked away from it, melting back into civilian life after 14 seasons playin(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton and manager Jim Gavin with the Sam Maguire trophy on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

“Dublin. The city that fought an empire” was the message on a fan’s T-shirt at the homecoming for the victorious Dublin senior footballers. The GAA(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy, Rory O’Carroll and Philly McMahon tackle Kieran Donaghy of Kerry during yesterday’s All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For a long time, this game was talking out of both sides of its mouth. You had a hunch that Dublin had more about them but the scoreboard kept telling(...)

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