James Madden

10 results

Anton Tohill (left) is to return to Collingwood in Melbourne and will undergo two weeks of quarantine when he arrives in Australia. Photograph:  Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Six former intercounty footballers have been cleared to return to Australia this weekend to resume their AFL careers after winning visa approval to re(...)

Laois’ Paddy O’Sullivan and Shane Walsh of Meath contest the ball during the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup game at  Páirc Tailteann in  Navan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Meath manager Andy McEntee has claimed that the new advanced mark rule in Gaelic football is unnecessary and only moving the game closer in style to A(...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummy celebrates after the Leinster SHC round-robin game against Galway  at Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24 At the end, the Galway crowd turned around the press box and asked and asked. How? What? Why? It took minutes/centuries for t(...)

Meath native Conor Nash after making his AFL debut. Photograph: Getty Images

Since Paul Earley went to Melbourne in 1983 Irish players have departed for the AFL from 22 different counties, but there’s never been more of them do(...)

Kildare Under-20s celebrate their victory over Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kildare 1-15 Dublin 0-10 Kildare produced a dominant performance in comfortably getting the better of Dublin in their Leinster Under-20 Football Cham(...)

 James Doran: scored two goals in Dublin’s victory. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 4-16 Meath 2-10 Dublin set up a Leinster final clash with Kildare after registering an emphatic Leinster under-20 semi-final win at Páirc Tail(...)

Dublin celebrate their victory over Louth in the Leinster final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-19 Louth 0-12 Luckless Louth waited almost 50 years for an Electric Ireland Leinster minor football final appearance at Croke Park yet, in (...)

Dublin players run towards the Hill after their victory in the Leinster MHC final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-19 Louth 0-12 Luckless Louth had waited almost 50 years for an Leinster MFC final appearance at Croke Park yet, in truth, their race was vir(...)

Ross McGarry is challenged by Kian Gilmore during Dublin’s Leinster MFC win over Longford. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ross McGarry struck 2-2 as Dublin eased past Longford by 6-12 to 0-5 in their one-sided Leinster Minor Football Championship quarter-final at Parnell (...)

We now hear concocted terms, like ‘superstorm’, that have no real definition but sound exciting. Photograph: NASA Goddard Modis Rapid Response/AP

Sometimes you can be forgiven for grabbing the kids, tying down the dog, retreating to the basement (or digging a basement if you didn’t have one t(...)