John Costello

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St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal despite the efforts of Castlebar Mitchels’ Eoghan O’Reilly during the 2014 AIB  All-Ireland club football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Diarmuid Connolly’s retirement has drawn plaudits from all around the world of football and whereas the emphasis on his mesmerising skills and the man(...)

Due to the success of Dublin GAA, the notion of pooled sponsorship has been mooted throughout the past decade. Could it now really be on the table? File photograph: Inpho

The weekend almost felt normal. You could sit down at lunchtime on Saturday and wrap a sports bubble around you for the rest of it. There was 10 hour(...)

Dublin’s Clanna Gael say they have ‘unfairly paid a price for playing it safe’ after they requested a hurling match against Ballyboden to be postponed. Photograph: Inpho

What by rights should have been a fixture with no broad appeal has come to represent the dilemma of players, teams and officials, as sport negotiates (...)

Dick Clerkin chairs Croke Park’s medical, scientific and welfare committee. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The GAA has moved to emphasise that members and players, who test positive for coronavirus, do not automatically require their clubs to be shut down. (...)

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(...)

When Stephen Cluxton came off his line early for the penalty save which denied Paul Geaney a goal in the drawn final, I had it rerun within eight or nine seconds in the commentary position. This type of ‘ref-assist’ doesn’t have to be unacceptably intrusive. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

My late father had a phrase that combined his love and admiration for the GAA with the frustration that it could sometimes cause him. He would sit the(...)

It is commonplace to see Jim Gavin mentioned together with Stephen Cluxton (pictured) and county CEO John Costello as the most influential people in the quest that was completed last Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The five-in-a-row done, what is Dublin’s place in history? The obvious answer is that this will be up to others to judge. From here on ground zero, th(...)

Once freed, lifers are under licence for the rest of their lives and can be returned to prison if recommended during annual reviews by the Probation Service.

Eleven prisoners serving life sentences were released after a Parole Board review last year - more than a doubling of the number five years ago. In i(...)

Micheál Cunningham at the Lismaconly Cemetery grave of  his murdered daughter Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil. Photograph:  Tom Honan

The letter arrived in November. It was from the parole board wanting to know if the family of Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil had anything to submit regarding he(...)

Donegal’s  queried having to play Dublin in Croke Park in Phase 1 of the quarter-finals last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With each passing year, as interest in the run-up to the GAA’s annual congress wanes – the move from April to February has been a factor – its capacit(...)

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