Jim Gavin

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Dublin will take on Louth in Portlaoise on May 25th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin will begin their bid for a fifth-consecutive All-Ireland Senior Football Championship against Louth in Portlaoise. That fixture is the second (...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon celebrates   with the Sam Maguire after beating Tyrone in the All-Ireland   Football Championship final in  Croke Park last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The sad irony of Eugene McGee’s death just as the football championship begins has been remarked on: Dublin shortly become only the third county to st(...)

Paul Mannion in action during the 2018 Leinster Final against Laois at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On a sunny Good Friday at a table in a rooftop bar, Paul Mannion stirs his coffee and settles in to talk about whatever you want to talk about. We can(...)

Mayo celebrate their league final win in Croke Park. It was a deserved success and long-time observers were impressed by the game management that conclusively saw off Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“The biggest thing is that it endorses and reinforces the work that we are doing on the training field. It’s a bit of tin and I’m sure in five weeks’ (...)

Dublin’s Eoin Murchan celebrates with Brian Fenton and the Sam Maguire after the victory over Tyrone in the 2018 All-Ireland SFC Final. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

KEVIN McSTAY What is Dublin’s biggest weakness that can halt their five-in-a-row bid? That when the crunch comes, as it is almost certain to, due to (...)

Can anyone stop Stephen Cluxton and Dublin and the drive for five? All photographs: Inpho

Connacht Galway Manager: Kevin Walsh (5th year) Odds: All-Ireland 11/1; Connacht 4/5 Next up: v London, Ruislip, 5th May, 3.30 Galway’s lea(...)

The hurling final showed that well handled, Limerick have the makings of a dynasty. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I remember during a general election some years ago watching the church canvassers regrouping as the last of the Mass goers trooped in and getting rea(...)

Meath’s Bryan Menton celebrates with Darragh Campion. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

It was former GAA director general Liam Mulvhill who mused at an annual launch for the National Football League how he found it mystifying a competiti(...)

Conor Cox: has impressed during the league as the main scoring threat for Roscommon. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League Division Four Derry v Wexford, Bellaghy, 4.0 The divisional winners take on a disappointing Wexford in what should(...)

Jim Gavin: declared that the performance against Tyrone “just hadn’t been good enough” and that it would “obviously not help the players that were out on the pitch – that’s for sure”.   Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Saturday night. In darkness. A season that had gone unexpectedly badly results in the title being lost amidst worrying performance levels. There is an(...)

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