James Horan

228 results

Kerry selector Donie Buckley: 'He’d always talk about initial contact – when you go into the tackle you should be turning the player or slowing him down.' Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The standout achievements by Kerry in the drawn All-Ireland final was the tactical clamp that prevented Dublin flooding into their customary scoring z(...)

Tyrone’s Michael McKernan  gets in  Adrian Spillane’s face on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There used to be a fella locally who was known around the place as the laziest man alive. The lengths this lad would go to in order to avoid work were(...)

Croke Park, Sunday: as Kerry and Tyrone warmed up to an atmosphere more fitting for a league semi-final, the general pall around the place felt like a pretty straightforward reaction to Dublin’s awesome second half the previous night. Photograph: Tommy Dickson: ©INPHO

Mad the things you find in an idle hour. Hopping over a few lily pads online during the week, this column came across a news story in The Irish Times (...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton with Diarmuid O’Connor of Mayo. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Oh mercy. If the first and the last thing it takes to beat Dublin is the utterly complete performance, this is what happens when Mayo can only deliver(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan collides with Rob Hennelly of Mayo. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10 Who wants to play them now? Who really wants to face Dublin? In the end, there would be no dark magic or otherworldly defianc(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton clashes with Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor during the 2017 All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Curbing Fenton’s influence will be one of Mayo’s key priorities. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, 5.0 (Live, RTÉ2 and Sky Sports Arena) So after all the ins and outs of the championship, the h(...)

Mayo’s goalkeeper David Clarke saves from Bernard Brogan of Dublin in the All Ireland SFC semi-final in September 2012, the last time Mayo beat Dublin in championship.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What prescriptions from the past can Mayo take for their latest tilt against Dublin on Saturday? The counties meet for the eighth time this decade in(...)

David Clifford: his accuracy, along with the likes of Seán O’Shea, Paul Geaney and Stephen O’Brien, can help Kerry prevail against Tyrone on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

What a waste of time Sunday’s game in Omagh was. If you were left it in a will, you’d contest it. All-expenses paid, nice hotel, good feeding, all the(...)

Mayo are an older team now than when they last met Dublin in the 2017 final. It would appear as if this is the greatest team of all time they are playing. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And then there were four. Kerry-Tyrone has its own recent history and edge and I am sure it will produce a worthy finalist on Sunday. But I think it i(...)

  Mayo manager James Horan celebrates at the final  whistle following the victory over Donegal at McHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Minutes after the final whistle, the Mayo clans began to make the usual plans for an August visit to Dublin. Lodgings to secure, vintage Padden and Mc(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »