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Kevin McManamon scores a crucial late goal for Dublin in the dramatic semi-final win over Kerry in 2013.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

You could argue that Kevin McManamon was his own worst enemy, providing such compelling evidence, so early in his Dublin career, of his remarkable abi(...)

Kevin McManamon lifts Sam Maguire in 2018. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin’s eight-time All-Ireland winner Kevin McManamon has announced his retirement from intercounty football aged 34. McManamon spent 12 years with (...)

Kildare’s Shea Ryan  after defeat to Dublin  in the Leinster  final in  Croke Park. Are Kildare   really the dormant giant many think they are? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In the early days of the professional rugby era in Ireland the jump from the amateur game of club rugby seemed to catch much of the sport by surprise.(...)

Danny Sutcliffe: has made decisive contributions for Dublin in the championship victories over Antrim and Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With the clock just having turned the hour in Dublin’s league match against Laois back in May, Danny Sutcliffe was back on his own 20-metre line, rifl(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy with a young fan after the Leinster championship win over Wexford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin won’t win the All-Ireland this year. Somebody will beat them at some stage over the next seven weeks. Could be Kerry at the end, could be Mayo (...)

Dublin celebrate their six-in-a-row of All-Ireland titles after the win over Mayo at Croke Park last December. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

England were beaten in the final of the European Championships on Sunday evening, and it’s fair to say that if this didn’t delight 100 per cent of the(...)

Kerry’s Killian Spillane looked noticeably fitter and stronger last week. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As I drove down the road from Donegal to Killarney last weekend ahead of the Munster championship match I was excited to see Kerry after the reputatio(...)

Michael Murphy: suffered a hamstring injury against Monaghan in the league clash at   Sean Mac Cumhaills GAA Club, Donegal. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sebastian Coe once said all athletes are just one hamstring pull away from oblivion. Michael Murphy’s retirement early into Donegal’s draw with Monag(...)

Conal Keaney holds possession during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final against Waterford at Semple Stadium in July 2015.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Conal Keaney has retired from intercounty hurling. In a tweet on Monday morning the Dublin dual player announced the decision. “Thanks for a great 20(...)

Joey Boland: “You definitely need an eight-week run-in in an ideal scenario when you can train and get your challenge matches in and stuff. I don’t think you can do shorter than four weeks and you definitely need longer.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Dublin hurler and physiotherapist Joey Boland has become the latest voice to express misgivings about the adequacy of four weeks’ preparation f(...)

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