Jim Gavin

877 results

Bernard Brogan celebrates a goal in the 2016 All-Ireland final against Mayo. File photograph: Inpho

“I was angry. I was pissed off,” concedes Bernard Brogan, not traits you readily associate with one of the most smooth and unruffled forwards of the m(...)

Bernard Brogan lifts the Sam Maguire after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone in 2018. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was Jim McCartan, pioneering Down All-Ireland winner and father of James, who first floated the line past me. I was curious why he hadn’t been am(...)

Clare captain Francis McInerney celebrates with fans after the victory over Kerry in the 1992 Munster SFC Final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday, July 19th 1992, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Munster SFC final: Clare 2-10, Kerry 0-12 Time mightn’t be integral to sporting shocks but it’s oft(...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of Donegal fans. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish people are a reliably sanctimonious lot when it comes to the GAA. Rarely more so, in fact. We go on as if no other sport is community-based, as (...)

Ciarán Kilkenny takes a shot during the  All-Ireland SFC  replay at Croke Park last September. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The term ‘usual suspects’ was originally intended as irony but in this year’s football ratings, it means what it says. It’s hard to believe that we ha(...)

Paul Clarke (right, alongside current manager Dessie Farrell) was one of the links with Jim Gavin’s five-in-a-row All-Ireland winners.

There has been a shake-up in Dublin football manager Dessie Farrell’s back-room team. Paul Clarke, one of the links with Jim Gavin’s five-in-a-row All(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton watches on during the 2017 Leinster SFC semi-final against  Westmeath at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

If and when he eventually hangs it up, Stephen Cluxton will retire with not just one of the great Gaelic football careers but one without many peers a(...)

The  Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu proposed Dr Tony  Holohan for the honour in recognition of his work in leading the public health response to the coronavirus pandemic and as a representative of all front line workers. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan is to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Newly elected Lord Mayor Hazel Chu proposed Dr Holohan for th(...)

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(...)

 Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton kicks the winning point in injury time to clinch victory over Kerry in the memorable 2011 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Bear with me a moment as I start off by digressing a little. It is five years since Bryan Cullen has lifted the Sam Maguire Cup to end the drought and(...)

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