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 The Irish team, led by flag bearer and hammer thrower John Lawlor, enter the National Stadium at the opening ceremony of the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

Sayonara – only instead of the farewell blessing to what should have been the end of 2020 Tokyo Olympics this weekend, it is the wishful thinking that(...)

George Best celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal during the 1968 European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley. Photograph:   Popperfoto/Getty Images

Maybe the price sports writing pays for daily beat writers whose job is volume and speed as much as reflection is that points of difference between va(...)

Fans watch the All-Ireland football final on the large screen at Smithfield Plaza. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Smithfield Plaza has been the site of all Dublin’s homecomings in their drive for five. Successive triumphant teams have returned here on Monday eve(...)

Michael Dixon, of Dixon Transport,  in a   warehouse   full of   goods because of Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Warehouse operators have warned of potential shortage of storage space in Dublin as businesses stockpile for a possible no-deal Brexit fearing new tar(...)

Cormac Costello in action against Galway’s Cein D’Arcy. The Dublin forward took the opportunity to showcase his undoubted talent during the league clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

After a football pre-season dominated by the experimental rules or more specifically the hand-pass restrictions intended to unshackle the game from th(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara  made his  name during Dublin’s junior All-Ireland winning campaign in 2008. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s been a long, and for some players more than others, a winding road to Croke Park for the All-Ireland senior football final. The Dublin and Tyron(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey gets to the bounce of the ball ahead of Galway’s Johnny Heaney during  the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The view from upper Hogan has Jack McCaffrey all hockey smiles in the parade, plucking familiar faces from the 54,716 audience. Two Palestinian flags (...)

Alan Brogan and Conal Keaney at the launch of Ireland’s First Family SportsFest at the National Sports Campus. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Alan Brogan’s last act in a Dublin jersey was perfection. The All-Ireland of 2015 was decided when Hill 16 swallowed his soaring late point against K(...)

Con O’Callaghan scores Dublin’s  opening goal in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 0-11 Dublin gave Tyrone nothing. Even a decently struck Peter Harte penalty in injury time was batted away by Stephen Cluxton. A(...)

Bernard Brogan: “Bernard has shown great leadership this year both on and off the field,” said Gavin, Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Seems unlikely that Jim Gavin got tangled up in the euphoria of Dublin revisiting The Joshua Tree. “It is what it is and the six teams that will be (...)

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