Niall Morgan

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Meath’s Bryan Menton celebrates with Darragh Campion. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

It was former GAA director general Liam Mulvhill who mused at an annual launch for the National Football League how he found it mystifying a competiti(...)

Mayo’s Robert Hennelly against Dublin. Morgan Treacy/INPHO

There’s a conservatism that runs through the GAA like the Great Atlantic coal seam. For decades, it has been reflected in tactical and personnel switc(...)

The final day of the regulation league season sees all matches start at the same time and postponements are only approved when the fixture in question can’t affect the division’s promotion and relegation outcomes. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

The GAA are believed to be looking at the possibility of staging both league finals on a double bill at Croke Park on the last weekend of this month. (...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper is tackled by Niall Sludden of Tyrone during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 1-11 Tyrone 1-14 There was a bit of history in the air at Croke Park on Saturday night but for the modest crowd of 19,927 the talk was more of(...)

Mayo’s Fionn McDonagh celebrates scoring a goal against Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 0-10 Mayo 2-13 Mayo brought energy and power to Healy Park and left with two league points and a hatful of exciting possibilities for returnin(...)

Kerry’s Paul Murphy and Jack Barry challenge Tyrone’s Cathal McShane in the air. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kerry 0-11 Tyrone 0-7 It was the perfect start for new Kerry boss Peter Keane as he presided over an opening day win over arch-rivals Tyrone at Fitz(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey celebrates with Brian Howard as his side wins a free against Galway in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park in August.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s a long time since I can remember the atmosphere in the aftermath of an All-Ireland final being like this. Dublin are so far ahead of everybody th(...)

Paul Mannion, Cian O’Sullivan and Con O’Callaghan celebrate another All-Ireland title. O’Sullivan started his sixth victorious final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The beast is out of the cage. Watching the Dublin players celebrate on the field yesterday, I found myself torn between admiration for what they have(...)

Dublin’s Michael Fitzsimons battles with Tyrone’s Lee Brennan and Peter Harte at Croke Park. Harte, like most of Tyrone’s big names, was kept very quiet.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Overall this was a six-point stroll for Dublin. It was a big win everywhere but on the scoreboard and even there it was a decent margin. The quality o(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan with Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin punish you like a hungover judge throwing out 10-stretches just to get through the morning. They are the ultimate sporting pedants. You can min(...)

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