James Stafford

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Dublin’s playmaker Ciaran Kilkenny takes a shot during the All-Ireland SFC against Tyrone. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In order to halt Dublin’s pursuit of four in a row and claim Sam Maguire for themselves, Tyrone need to force Dublin to take risks; risks in possessio(...)

 Cavan’s Martin Reilly scores a penalty  in Aughrim. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Cavan 2-16 Wicklow 1-5 Wicklow may have welcomed Cavan south to Aughrim but this was more akin to an Ulster championship match with both teams employ(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton scores a goal in the Leinster SFC quarter-final at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 4-25 Wicklow 1-11 Blessed are the merciful, for theirs is a 23-point victory while sparing their opponents a more crushing blow. As the openin(...)

 Donie Kingston of Laois scores his  penalty. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Laois 2-21 Wexford 1-18 (after extra time) Trailing by 10 points at half-time, Laois had to call on all their mental strength in an amazing second ha(...)

Alan Dillon celebrates Mayo’s win over Dublin in 2012. He served the county with great distinction over a long career.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The news earlier this week was of retirements and returns. For Wicklow’s James Stafford, he apparently couldn’t say “no” to his new manager John Evans(...)

Wicklow’s James Stafford in action during the 2009 championship. Photograph: Inpho

James Stafford is back in the Wicklow senior football panel after his impressive club campaign in reaching the Leinster semi-final with Rathnew. New (...)

Moorefield’s Éanna O’Connor, son of former Kerry manager Jack, scores a point against Rathnew. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Moorefield 2-13 Rathnew 2-6  Kildare champions Moorefield performed the definitive Leinster club ritual. They came to Aughrim, took on the local(...)

James Stafford’s late goal helped Rathnew to a surprise victory over St Vincent’s. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Rathnew 1-13 St Vincent’s 1-9 It’s not a million miles from Marino to Aughrim, but it’s another world nonetheless, as Dublin and reigning Leinster cl(...)

Wexford’s Ciaran Lyng was to the fore in Sunday’s win over Leitrim. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford 0-16 Leitrim 0-14 The experience and accuracy of Ciarán Lyng and PJ Banville combined to produce a match-winning performance for a Wexford si(...)

Cormac Pettitt, managing director  of the Pettitt Group: “You think each year the competition is going to ease off a bit but it is actually getting even more competitive. You will see more price cuts in the market this year.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

It is a glorious day and everything is right with the world. The sky is blue, the sea is beautiful and the joggers have a stunning view across the bay(...)

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