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Ireland captain Willie Anderson faces up to New Zealand captain Wayne Shelford as the All Blacks perform  the Haka in 1989. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Best Crossing The Line by Willie Anderson and Brendan Fanning (Reach Sport, €19.99) The best books this year are rugby books. This, it’s fair to (...)

Fergal Breathnach of Na Fianna in action against Lucan Sarsfields’ John Bellew during the Dublin SHC semi-final at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Declan Feeney wouldn’t be able to give you a precise year but it was sometime in the 1960s, he knows that much. We’re sitting on a picnic bench beside(...)

Jason Sherlock (22) is about to start a Master’s degree in international finance.

Another option for students who didn’t get the results they wanted is the college access route. NUI Galway, TU Dublin, UCD, Trinity College and Letter(...)

John Connellan in action for Westmeath. “The thing has snowballed and nobody has sat down and performed a forensic analysis of where we’re actually going. It has been allowed to gather momentum to the point where it’s a runaway train.” Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

John Connellan could generally be found in a Dublin jersey growing up in Athlone, drilling frees like Charlie Redmond and jinking past imaginary defen(...)

Jason Sherlock at the launch of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Vulnerable. Weakened. Satiated. Untested. Uncharted. Jason Sherlock has heard all the whispers around the Dublin football team going into the pandemi(...)

Jason Sherlock at the launch of the  Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With further restrictions around Covid-19 being implemented in the North and seemingly South of the border too it’s virtually certain the entire 2020 (...)

Ballymun Kickham’s Patrick Small, David Byrne, Dean Rock and James McCarthy celebrate their win at Parnell Park on Saturday evening. Photograph: Inpho

The former US speaker Tip O’Neill is widely credited with the catchphrase, “all politics is local.” But it would seem RTÉ have realised the great appe(...)

Jason Sherlock: ‘I remember every kind of situation where I was slagged, be it by a player, a crowd, a manager, and that doesn’t leave you.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jason Sherlock still harbours anger and frustration from the racist sentiments he experienced as a player and has called on the GAA to continue to exp(...)

Na Fianna manager Dessie Farrell will take over from Jim Gavin as Dublin boss. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin have appointed Dessie Farrell as manager of the county footballers. He succeeds Jim Gavin, who stepped down after leading the county to an hist(...)

The incremental introduction of new players for six of Jim Gavin’s seven years owed nearly everything to his ability to see qualities he could develop on the senior team – and they all paid off. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/©INPHO

In one of those strangely overlapping events, it was in Jim Gavin’s first competitive weeks with Dublin that Kevin Heffernan died. One of Gavin’s most(...)

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