Mark Bradley

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Meath’s Padraic Harnan and Michael Murphy of Donegal in action. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A welcome return 2019 will henceforth be known as the summer of resurrection, the restoration of a dying breed, the return of one of the greatest sig(...)

Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie at the launch of this year’s Allianz Football League at Croke Park. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Crunch the numbers on Monaghan’s 2018 Championship campaign and you come up with some intriguing scoring returns. Players recognised as defenders – w(...)

All Star Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone with five-year-old Dylan O’Kane during a coaching session at Philadelphia GAA Club during the PwC All Stars Football tour. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

In a way, a hotel in Philadelphia on this year’s PwC All Stars football trip is as good a spot as any for Colm Cavanagh to reflect on his year. His(...)

Coalisland players celebrate with the O’Neill Cup. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Coalisland 2-11 Killyclogher 1-7 Two goals in the space of as many minutes propelled Coalisland to a 10th Tyrone SFC title, and a first since 2010, a(...)

Paul Mannion, Cian O’Sullivan and Con O’Callaghan celebrate another All-Ireland title. O’Sullivan started his sixth victorious final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The beast is out of the cage. Watching the Dublin players celebrate on the field yesterday, I found myself torn between admiration for what they have(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan with Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin punish you like a hungover judge throwing out 10-stretches just to get through the morning. They are the ultimate sporting pedants. You can min(...)

Dublin’s Cormac Costello celebrates after their victory over Tyrone to win the All-Ireland SFC for the fourth time in a row. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 1-14 History came calling for Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday with a fourth successive All-Ireland title, the county’s 28th. Tyrone(...)

Niall Scully celebrates scoring Dublin’s second goal in their All-Ireland final win over Tyrone. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 1-14 Seamus Darby better dust down those giant-slaying boots. Dublin have completed a fourth successive All-Ireland title with a r(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Sludden scores the only goal of the match. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 0-15 Ten years later Mickey Harte is returning to September football. A manager who ruined Armagh’s application for greatness, g(...)

Conor McManus: The Monaghan man is  the best forward in Ireland and will prove  a major threat to Tyrone’s defence at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For all of the talk about the top four counties in the league having made the All-Ireland semi-finals, I suspect that it’s coincidence as much as a re(...)

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