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The event is spearheaded by Vinny Hammond, the IRFU’s head of analytics and innovation. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rarely does a sequel surpass the original, but part two of the Analytica Zoom conference is rolling out Irish rugby’s leading men. And, just for good(...)

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane and Mattie Donnelly celebrate the victory over Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at  Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It has been an irony that a year replete with possibilities for headline writers may well end up not just without a 20/20 vision of the football year (...)

Na Fianna and Dublin senior footballer Niall McGovern. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

With no collective training over the coming weeks, Gaelic footballers and hurlers in north city Dublin have decided to put their energy to use amid th(...)

Referee David Gough with Jonny Cooper of Dublin during the All-Ireland final against Kerry. Cooper was sent off. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland football referee David Gough has questioned to what extent the sending-off of Jonny Cooper in last September’s drawn final was justified b(...)

Stephen O’Brien has his goal effort  saved by Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland final replay at Croke Park in September. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I definitely should have scored,” says Stephen O’Brien as he recalls his crucial goal chance in the All-Ireland final replay against Dublin. It does(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin with his children Yasmin and Jude after the 2013 final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

2013: Dublin 2-12 Mayo 1-14 Jim Gavin, his first season as manager after Pat Gilroy, just about gets Dublin over the line, forced to leave on a clear(...)

Davy Byrne in action for Dublin in the All-Ireland final against Kerry. He played all but one of the county’s  championship games this season.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Davy Byrne’s magical reminiscence isn’t primarily to do with his considerable role in helping Dublin to achieve history in September. It relates back (...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin’s win over Kerry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson /Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. This All-Ireland, last year’s All-Ireland, the last five-in-a-row, and seven since I started writing this column. A(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper shows his emotion at the final whistle of the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It’s getting on for half-nine on Saturday night and down under the Hogan Stand, giddy Dubs are skipping by, hunting for porter. Jack McCaffrey and Dia(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Brian Fenton challenge for the ball with Kerry’s  David Moran during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 As if to honour the occasion, Dublin completed their five-in-a-row ascent on history with the county’s best display in an All-(...)

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