Mick O Dwyer

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Cian O’Neill with his young Kildare team. “I would see us as similar in terms of our stage of development,” he says of Meath.  “Two very young teams, both in terms of players and what the managers are trying to do.”  Photograph: Donal Farmer/Inpho

Dead time on campus. Cork IT is so quiet you can nearly hear the grass grow on playing pitches out the back. Cian O’Neill sits down in the on-site cof(...)

Conor Counihan: “Championship is championship and you’re hoping that things can turn.”

It is a sign of the times that so much of the focus on Cork’s football championship prospects, which open with this weekend’s match against Waterford(...)

Cork’s Brian Hurley: “I’d love to play against Meath but that’s down to management and hopefully I’ll be going well enough for it.” Photograph: Inpho

Brian Hurley doesn’t sugar-coat his response, looking back on the serious injury that terminated his season last summer, as Cork footballers were gett(...)

 Jim Gavin’s team maintained their unbeaten run against Mayo on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Spinning the records Dublin’s thumping win over Mayo on Saturday has brought about the much anticipated trip to Tralee in two weeks with the home sid(...)

Brian Cody: Even since  September 5th, 2011, his team  has  won three All-Irelands in five years, and been beaten in another final, with a team supposedly “in transition”. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

It’s five and half years since I first thought that maybe now would be a good time for Brian Cody to leave his post as Kilkenny hurling manager. The (...)

The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

A despondent Liam McHale leaves the pitch after being sent  off in the 1996 All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

00 The 2000 final replay was the first to be played on a Saturday. Although the tradition is well established now so as to minimise the effect on c(...)

Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice took over from Jack O’Connor in 2012. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For a county so steeped in honour and tradition Kerry has a slightly odd relationship with its football managers. Some lasted forever, some ended too(...)

It’s not the Kerry way to accept All-Ireland football semi-final defeat, however honourable, with a sense of relief . . . Watch them rise as one against this one. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Listen. That’s the rustle of leaves falling across the Kingdom as if to make it clear that autumn and winter are coming early to the cradle of Gaelic (...)

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail with GAA Museum Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Galway hurler John Connolly, Wexford hurler Tony Doran and Kerry footballer John O’Keeffe. Dermot Earley junior represented his late father and   Roscommon footballer Dermot. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

The GAA Hall of Fame inducted a further four members on Thursday. John Connolly (Galway), Tony Doran (Wexford), Dermot Earley (Roscommon) and John O’K(...)

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