Martin Carney

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Longford’s Mullinalaghta celebrate winning the Leinster club championship  in Tullamore. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Be careful when identifying trends. Less than a month ago it was possible to discern the globalisation of the club football championship, and with it (...)

Donal Vaughan celebrates scoring his  goal against Donegal in 2013. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the giddy aftermath of their team’s overwhelming win in the quarter-final replay against Roscommon, Mayo minds instantly travelled to one day of co(...)

Eric Lowndes gets away from Kerry’s Adrian Spillane in Tralee. Dublin emerged from a feral atmosphere with their record intact. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Maybe the Wild West provides the most appropriate imagery to describe what life is like for the Dublin footballers: a gunfight every weekend or so aga(...)

Mayo supporters are keeping the excitement under wraps in the build-up to this All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Coming from as far south as the Mojave Desert on the Galway border and riding north-west up onto the Erris panhandle, savage war parties who rode gre(...)

Dublin defender Philly McMahon celebrates scoring Dublin second goal in the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo last summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘Everyone remembers the goals in last year’s semi-final replay between Dublin and Mayo, an encounter memorably labelled by RTÉ’s Darragh Moloney as “t(...)

Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton trotted up and down the pitch “like the slow boat to China”, according to Martin Carney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It wasn’t easy leaving Wales v Uruguay but it had to be done. The Rugby World Cup might just come around every four years but we get a mere one senior(...)

Padraig Harrington tees off on the 11th hole during the third round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

That was quite a Sunday. From St Andrews to Clones to Lord’s to Hyde Park and back and forth and pressing a wrong button while trying to find the cric(...)

Referee Pádraig Hughes consults with his umpires before awarding a penalty to Kerry. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Just when you thought it was safe: a recent national referees review meeting concluded that 2015 had to date been very encouraging with few if any maj(...)

Victoria Beckham and Samuel L Jackson: Wimbledon buddies. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Just when you reckoned there was no sporting life outside the World Cup, along comes Serbia v Switzerland at Wimbledon where, apparently, a tennis tou(...)

Castlebar Mitchels players Gerard McDonagh, Tom King, Neil Douglas and Fergal Durcan celebrate their Mayo SFC victory over Breaffy at MacHale Park, Castlebar, last month. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The feeling in Castlebar appears to be that whereas it’s a long way back to 1993 and the club’s last Connacht final success no-one would have foreseen(...)

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