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All-Ireland poc fada champion Cillian Kelly, left, with his brother and 2019 Leinster champion Cathal Kelly and their parents Mary and Seamus Kiely at the launch of this year’s competition at Croke Park. Photograph. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Offaly hurling defender Cillian Kiely has called on officials to search for a non-native, “no bullshit” new manager to drag the county from the doldru(...)

Leitrim’s Dean McGovern dejected at the full-time whistle of the Allianz Football League Division 4 Final against Derry at Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Derry 0-20 Leitrim 0-16 We are reliably informed that Leitrim had only played at Croke Park four times before Saturday’s Allianz League Division 4 fi(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy and Hugh McFadden lift the Allianz Football League Division 2 title trophy after beating Meath. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Donegal 1-17 Meath 1-15 After 20 minutes or so of the Allianz League Division 2 final, the thought lingered that we might just have a semi-compe(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully celebrates scoring a goal against Tyrone in last year’s All-Ireland final.  Tyrone led 0-5 to 0-1 in the 18th minute but then conceded 1-3 in five minutes. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s surely more by design than accident that in Dublin’s last eight major games, a clear pattern of sussing out their opposition before striking with(...)

Gavin White: “You want to get in with the county as soon as possible so from that point of view it would be very beneficial to move the club games back to January or pre-Christmas.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a curious fact that at the beginning of the Allianz League, Con O’Callaghan and Gavin White hadn’t experienced more than 20 minutes of game time (...)

Dublin goalkeeper Andy Bunyan  saves a penalty from Meath’s Thomas O’Reilly during the shootout in the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup semi-final at Parnell Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Meath 1-12 ( Dublin win 3-1 on penalties) If Dublin make history as five-in-a-row All-Ireland winners this year, Paul Clarke probably won(...)

Mayo senior football manager James Horan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Horan and Terry Hyland will return to the sideline and to familiar game day routines when they convene in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday for a low(...)

David Hassan: “If the basis of Gaelic football is catching and kicking, then if we’re moving in that direction that’s to be welcomed.” Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

David Hassan isn’t part of the Twitterati, nor does he have a Facebook profile, but the former Derry dual player has an idea of what’s being said abo(...)

Kildare celebrate winning the All-Ireland U-20 championship final against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Kildare 1-18 Mayo 1-16 A penny for Cian O’Neill’s thoughts after witnessing Jimmy Hyland light up Croke Park with the one of the great championship d(...)

Kevin Feely of Kildare in action against Fermanagh at  Páirc Tailteann, Co Meath. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A curious threat was issued by the Páirc Tailteann stadium announcer after the Round 4 qualifier games there last Saturday and Sunday had concluded. (...)

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