Niall Carew

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Jim Gavin’s Dublin will be hot favourites for the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry optimism For all Dublin’s success on the All-Ireland final stage one trend stands out. For Kerry it provides a source of hope. After going fu(...)

London line up for the All-Ireland qualifier against Carlow last year. “Often those  playing in  London or New York are young fellas who were anxious to get away from the stifling cheek-by-jowl existence of small-town Ireland.” Photograph: Gerry McManus/Inpho

It is ‘International Week’ in the GAA this week, with London hosting Sligo and Leitrim travelling to New York in the first two of three Connacht champ(...)

Niall Carew: “The most important competition should be your league campaign.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last April on one of the GAA season’s great, set occasions, the final day of the AFL regulation fixtures, Division Three, as usual, was still in a sta(...)

Offaly have struggled in recent years to make an impression either at senior level or at underage. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Offaly All-Ireland hurler Brendan Murphy believes that the hurling championship should be left unchanged. Murphy, who is the Tipperary hurlin(...)

Niall Carew: “The budget for the smaller counties isn’t a fraction of what the bigger counties are getting . . .how can you compete with that?” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sligo manager Niall Carew has called on the GAA to provide extra financial support for smaller counties to avoid a monopoly at the top of the game. C(...)

File photo of Meath’s Mickey Newman, whose return to action was decisive. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 0-14 Sligo 1-9 Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke whipped off his personalised goalkeeper’s gloves after the final whistle on Saturday evening a(...)

Fergal Boland tries to escape the attentions of Neil Ewing and Patrick O’Connor during Mayo’s win over Sligo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 2-14 Sligo 0-11 Taoisigh may come and go but these early championship days in the west are never-changing. Sligo find Mayo all but impossible to(...)

 Cillian O’Connor and Lee Keegan are getting ready to do it all again. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

GALWAY Manager: Kevin Walsh (3rd year) Odds: All-Ireland 20/1; Connacht 11/4 Next up: v Sligo/Mayo, Pearse Stadium, June 11th Like getting a line(...)

New York’s Shane Hogan beats Sligo’s Cian Breheny to the ball during the Connacht championship first roound clash in Gaelic Park in the Bronx. Photograph: Andy Marlin/Inpho

The annual jaunt to New York is becoming more and more fraught for teams in the Connacht senior football championship, and, for now at least, we’re no(...)

A full hour after the astroturf had settled, crowds were still coming through the turnstiles in the Bronx. The 2017 All-Ireland Championship had off(...)

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