Paddy Brophy

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Dublin’s Brian Fenton battles with Tommy Moolick of Kildare during yesterday’s Leinster senior football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy dickson/Inpho

DUBLIN 2-23 KILDARE 1-17 It would be unfair to write off Dublin 56th Leinster football title, as Groundhog Day because when a team has averaged the s(...)

 James McCarthy scores Dublin’s second goal despite the efforts of Kildare’s  David Hyland during the Leinster football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bite by bite, the championship’s bigger beasts range into view, picking the also-rans from their teeth as they go. Leinster and Ulster saw just und(...)

Bernard Brogan was a force off the bench for Dublin in their Leinster final win over Kildare. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-23 Kildare 1-17 Dublin don’t want to hear your story. They’re grand, thanks. You keep doing what you’re doing, trying what you’re trying. Th(...)

 Paul Cribbin  during a Collingwood AFL training session  in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012: he was  approached by AFL scouts at the end of the Hogan Cup final in 2009. Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

They would have been a lot to go without. Kevin Feely, Paddy Brophy, Daniel Flynn and Paul Cribbin. It wouldn’t have taken much, either. If the wind h(...)

Cathal McNally celebrates scoring Kildare’s opening goal in their win over Meath in Tullamore. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 2-16 Meath 0-13 Much more of this and Kildare’s lost decade will be in danger of finding itself. They came to Tullamore as apparent equals wi(...)

Dublin are yet to settle on a midfield partner for Brian Fenton. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

CARLOW Manager: Turlough O’Brien (3rd year) Odds: All-Ireland 5,000/1; Leinster 1,000/1 Next up: v Wexford, Netwatch Cullen Park, May 21st Strang(...)

Tadhg Kennelly at the  recent International Rules Test in Croke Park. “Gaelic players are fitter and stronger and what do you do? You don’t give the ball back so you run with it.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tadhg Kennelly says that core skills in Gaelic football have been undermined by rapidly increasing levels of physical fitness. The only man to have (...)

Cian O’Neill: “After the match . . . it was sad really because I don’t think players of any level, let alone my own county, deserve that.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Less than a month ago Cian O’Neill was preparing for an All-Ireland final as coach of champions Kerry. This week he is manager of Kildare and fulfilli(...)

Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan first impressed as an Under-16 on the Tipperary All-Ireland winning minor team of 2011. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary and Kilkenny could each have a first AFL rookie if all goes well for Colin O’Riordan and Darragh Joyce at this week’s NAB AFL Draft Combine.(...)

Tadhg Kennelly: “When you play professional sport here, it’s ruthless.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Fifteen years have passed since a skinny and scared Irishman sat alone in the cafe at the Sydney Football stadium waiting for his first professional A(...)

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