Mickey Whelan

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Stephen Bray wheels away after scoring Meath’s first of five goals against the Dubs. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s not just Dublin’s last defeat in the province or even just their only one in 15 years but, appropriate to its rarity value, it hit like a meteori(...)

Former Dublin manager Mickey Whelan at the launch of the GAA’s online GAA learning portal LCPE.ie at Croke Park. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The last thing Mickey Whelan means to play is any ‘told you so’ games, but he always said this Dublin would win four All-Irelands, and he fully expect(...)

Kerry’s manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his daughter Faye after his final game in charge against Kildare in Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was the worst of both worlds: the intimacy of an NFL fixture in November combined with the sensibilities of a Premier League soccer match. Dublin h(...)

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(...)

 Monaghan were surprise winners against Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Just the league? How relevant is the league in the context of championship? As the season approaches it end with just final details to be resolved, c(...)

Dublin’s Danny Sutcliffe: “I knew [Pat Gilroy]  had changed the culture of Dublin football when he came in and I knew he probably planned to do that in the hurling as well.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s four years since then Dublin manager Anthony Daly underlined the value of 22-year-old sensation Danny Sutcliffe to the county. Speaking after Su(...)

The front of  a postcard from Phil Stuart. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

The autograph book on Tony Daly’s kitchen table is small and thick and rectangular and there’s the give of a medium-cooked steak in it when you press (...)

Pat Gilroy and Mickey Whelan pictured in 2011 during their time as manager and coach of the Dublin football team. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

New Dublin hurling manager Pat Gilroy has confirmed his backroom team will include Anthony Cunningham, the former Galway hurling manager. Gilroy has (...)

 Anthony Cunningham and Dublin County Board chief John Costello. Cunningham’s name has been mentioned heavily in connection with the Dublin hurling team. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In was in late July that the first rumours of Pat Gilroy’s possible interest in the Dublin hurling job started whispering in the wind. At the time An(...)

Pat Gilroy: it won’t surprise anyone to see the Dublin hurlers improve massively over the next three years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Pat Gilroy and I were once unlikely training partners. Back in a previous life, when I worked on Newstalk’s Off the Ball radio show, I joined St Vince(...)

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