James McCarthy

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James McCarthy: His consistency and versatility has proved an enormous asset for Dublin over the past decade. Only he and Stephen Cluxton have started all seven of Dublin’s  All-Ireland successes. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Although he’s been an ever-present during this decade of decades for Dublin, it still comes as something of a surprise to note that James McCarthy las(...)

Padraig Reidy of Kerry tackles Kevin McManamon of Dublin in their Allianz  Football National League Round 1 match in February 2010. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin’s football decade may be defined by the seven All-Ireland titles won and last year’s completion of an unprecedented five-in-a-row, but the coun(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton leads his team in the pre-match parade two weeks ago. Photograph:  Inpho/Morgan Treacy

1. STEPHEN CLUXTON (Parnells) Age: 37 Height 6’ 1” Weight: 12st 8lbs Faced by at times kamikaze pressing, he still managed to find kick-out targ(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a shot from Kerry’s Paul Murphy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-16 Five-in-a-rows don’t come easy. The new empire stalled and yet the old one didn’t quite strike back. Prospects of the fabled s(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts  the Sam Maguire after their win over Kerry in 2015, the first All-Ireland title in the drive for five. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC Final: Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Sunday, 3.30pm - Live on RTÉ and Sky Sports It was former Kerry secretary Tony O’Keeffe who observ(...)

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(...)

Donegal duo Paddy McBrearty and Jamie Brennan could  prove a potent threat to Kerry’s defence at Croke Park.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals, Group 2, Phase 2 Cork v Tyrone, Dr Hyde Park, 5.0 [Live, Sky Sports] Cork have been one of the great rest(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly wins a late free which Dean Rock converted to seal victory in the 2017 All-Ireland final against Mayo. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The late Anthony Foley was only shortly into his appointment as Munster rugby head coach when he became a bit impatient with the constant questioning (...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte: his  black-card suspension has been struck down.  Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Roscommon v Tyrone, Dr Hyde Park, 5pm Live, Sky Sports Much of what is expected of this match comes filtered through last year’s annihilation of R(...)

Gaoth Dobhair’s Kevin Cassidy: ‘We had a long campaign with county and Ulster, so we rested the bodies and then we were mad to get back’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is an irony at the heart of how Kevin Cassidy assesses the complications of his football career. On the national stage he has won two All Star a(...)

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