Mick Bohan

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 Manager Mick Bohan: “I think every team takes on their own identity.” Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

When Ciaran Kilkenny posed theatrically with ball in hand to signal for an advanced mark at Croke Park last Saturday evening, the new rule’s potential(...)

Is Sinead Goldrick letting down Dublin  because she wants to take an opportunity to see if she can cut in a professional sports environment? Should we force her to choose? Absolutely not on both counts. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The women’s AFL (AFLW) was founded in 2017 so Australians “stealing” our players is only a recent topic for the LGFA. There wasn’t a lot of noise abou(...)

Orla Finn of Cork faces off Rachel Ruddy of Dublin. Both teams are gearing up for this year’s season of women’s football. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

“Fire in the heart and fire in the belly”. That is how Ephie Fitzgerald and his Cork women’s football team would describe their 2020 campaign. There i(...)

Dublin’s Lyndsey Davey and Sarah Fagan celebrate winning the senior football All–Ireland in Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is an age-old theory in our house that if you want to see Gaelic football at its purest you might have to tune into a women’s football match. Ob(...)

Dublin manager Mick Bohan: “We should start off with the same dreams as a parent for your son as your daughter.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In front of another record attendance of 56,114, for the seventh successive year, Dublin marked their third successive All-Ireland title with a gritty(...)

Dublin fans during homecoming celebration marking the historic ‘five-in-a-row’ victory of the men’s team and the ‘three-in-a-row victory’ for the women in Merrion Square. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The sun shone on the Dublin men’s and women’s footballers for their joint triumphant homecoming. After a morning of heavy rain, the day cleared up su(...)

Jim Gavin: “If a player isn’t executing his skillset or the game plan, ultimately the root cause of it isn’t the player – it’s me. The buck stops with me.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every once in a while, Jim Gavin allows a quick look under the bonnet. He never does it for long and you still only get to see what he wants you to se(...)

How will Kerry deploy Tommy Walsh against Dublin? Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Expect a surprise Think of 2009, and Tadhg Kennelly smashing into an unsuspecting Nicholas Murphy; think of 1978, and Mikey Sheehy with that mischiev(...)

Sarah Rowe kicks a point despite the efforts of Donegal’s Niamh Carr during the clash  at Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park in Tullamore, Offaly. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Levante manager Paco Lopez once said about football: “We overdramatise it sometimes, but that’s why so, so many people love it”. Trust me, ladies fo(...)

Mayo’s  Grace Kelly gets her shot away as Deirdre Foley of Donegal closes in during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC   match  at Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park in Tullamore, Offaly. Photograph: Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Mayo 1-22 Donegal 3-12 The magnificent full-forward line of Grace Kelly, Rachel Kearns and Sarah Rowe came up trumps for Mayo at O’Connor Park in Tul(...)

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