Mark Schutte

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Cathal Mannion in full flow against Cork. His form is   key for Galway  as his loss in the semi-final last year was so crucial. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The league is over. The championship is more or less here. Nobody is going to get any fitter or stronger by the time the first ball is thrown in next (...)

 Dublin’s Ronan Hayes and Ronan Broderick of Laois in action during the Leinster championship clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-31 Laois 0-23 It all started on Saturday evening. The weirdness of an empty Croke Park, even allowing that the GAA will know bigger box-offi(...)

Donal Burke knocks over a free at an empty Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-31 Laois 0-23 Dublin hurlers won the first engagement of what at this stage feels like the parallel universe 2020 championship with an ultim(...)

Carlow’s Alan Corcoran and Eamonn Dillon of Dublin scuffle off the ball during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup  match at Parnell Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 3-20 Carlow 0-18 Three first-half goals proved telling as Dublin eased past Carlow by 11 points in their Walsh Cup round two clash at Parnell (...)

In five games so far this summer, a core group of 10 Dublin players have started every game. The average age of the team that beat Roscommon a fortnight ago was 27.7. Brian Howard was the only player under 25 in the side. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

And so to the last game of the Super 8s. Or, as Dublin chose to use it last year, the day when the end-of-year medal order gets bulked out. A chance f(...)

 Kilkenny’s TJ Reid will look to claim scores from distance against Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Leinster SHC round one Kilkenny v Dublin, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, 7.0 For all of the excitement around the place about how Kilkenny’s injur(...)

Carlow’s Martin Kavanagh. Photograph: Inpho/Laszlo Geczo

LEINSTER Carlow Manager: Colm Bonner (third year) Odds: All-Ireland 1000/1; Leinster 1000/1 First up: v Galway, Pearse Stadium, May 12th, 3.00pm Be(...)

Jack McCaffrey is denied a goal by Galway’s Sean Kelly during the semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Bernard Brogan beckons Jack McCaffrey over for a quick word. Monday is the Brogan show in Croke Park. Up at corporate level, as commercial director of(...)

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy and coach Anthony Cunningham.  What’s the dynamic there? Is  Cunningham  calling the shots during a game or is the manager? Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Going into the championship no team has more question marks hanging over them than Dublin. At the start of the week you would have been hard pushed to(...)

Liam Silke: “It’s kind of my last chance to go away to America so I just want to take that opportunity.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

You’d imagine Liam Silke would be keen to play for Galway this summer given how the stars have aligned so neatly for him and his county. It’s exactl(...)

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