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Kerry’s David Clifford kicks a point to level the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-19 Kerry 1-19 Long may they dance, these two. Dublin and Kerry tangled and tangoed into the night in the first league game of the year, endi(...)

David Clifford: the new Kerry captain will pose a big threat to Dublin’s defence in the Allianz League opener at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

AFL Division One Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, 7.0, RTÉ 2, Premier Sport 2 The world spins and here we are at the start of another GAA season. It’s a n(...)

Paul Mannion: “Everyone’s talking about it; why should it be just five? Because it hadn’t been done before? What if it was six? We’d all be going with the same hunger and fervour.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

You don’t expect to come away from these gigs with a new recipe. But then you don’t generally come across players as interesting as Paul Mannion every(...)

Jim Gavin after receiving an honorary doctorate from DCU in December. Photograph: Inpho

Former Dublin football manager Jim Gavin is to be granted the Freedom of the City by Dublin city council this weekend. Lord mayor of Dublin, Paul Mc (...)

Dessie Farrell: “This thing stimulates me, it challenged me. I love football, working with footballers.” Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Anyone wandering around the financial hub near the Sam Beckett Bridge on Friday morning might have caught sight of arguably the bravest man in Dublin.(...)

Jack McCaffrey: “I don’t think he [Farrell] is under any illusions about the pressure-cooker environment he is coming into. He is a fantastic fella to deal with it in my experience. I think he will fly it.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jack McCaffrey didn’t see it coming when he sat down at the Innisfails GAA club on a Saturday in late November. Summoned to a meeting of the Dublin sq(...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper and captain Stephen Cluxton has yet to confirm whether he will play on for a 20th season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jack McCaffrey expects Dublin goalkeeper and captain, Stephen Cluxton, to pursue his remarkable inter-county career into a 20th season. There has bee(...)

Mattie Kenny:  “There’s no point getting concerned or upset about it, that’s the way it is and these are pre-season games and you’ve just got to take them for that.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A fortnight out from a trip to Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League, you’d imagine Dublin manager Mattie Kenny would view a Walsh Cup semi-final aga(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after the victory over Kerry in he All-Ireland SFC Final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And so this is 2019. And what have you done? Well, we’ve mostly gone to things, written about them and talked endless hours of guff on the back of th(...)

Ireland’s Ciara Mageean celebrates qualifying for the final of the World Athletics Championship. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Two athletes and one shining day. It’s October 5th, 2019, a date that they’ll both remember long after the peak of their sporting lives has faded. The(...)

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