Paul Mannion

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Meath’s Cillian O’Sullivan tussles with Tyrone’s Colm Cavanagh during last year’s  All-Ireland qualifier at Páirc Tailteann. Meath came very close to dumping out the eventual All-Ireland finalists.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Twenty long years on from Meath’s last All-Ireland, its orchestrator and 1999 Footballer of the Year Trevor Giles at last has some positive developmen(...)

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(...)

Rory O’Carroll during a training session at Carton House in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Dublin fullback Rory O’Carroll has returned to the capital from his lengthy sojourn in New Zealand. The 29-year-old last played for Dublin in (...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan  gets his shot away despte the attempted block from Mayo’s Lee Keegan at Croke Park.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Mayo 0-7 Jim Gavin told us Dublin would come on a ton. No one quite imagined Mayo drifting this far back. So Gaelic football’s world ord(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien scores a goal in Tralee. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 1-18 Dublin 2-14 Wow. Football may be losing some appeal, Dublin may be getting richer, only the greatest rivalry ever told will never grow old(...)

David Burke: his team St Thomas’s  of Galway take on Antrim’s  Cushendall in   a club championships  semi-final in Parnell Park on Saturday

SATURDAY AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS SHC semi-finals – St Thomas’s (Galway) v Cushendall (Antrim), Parnell Park, 3.0 [Live, TG4] – Former cha(...)

Galway goalkeeper Mághnus Breathnach challenges Dublin’s Dean Rock during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Croke Park. Photograph:  Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Galway 0-7 By way of minor consolation Galway manager Kevin Walsh suggested he wouldn’t be reading too deeply into a result like this. No(...)

 Dean Rock celebrates after scoring Dublin’s goal during the  Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Galway 0-7 World order restored, Dublin looking casual and then perfectly calculated in getting back to winning ways at Croke Park. It i(...)

Mullinalaghta’s Patrick Fox celebrates after the Leinster club SFC final win over Kilmacud Crokes. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Choirs of angels will need to turn the volume up in the skies around north-east Longford in a fortnight’s time if they are to be heard, as chances are(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper celebrates with Dublin County Board chief John Costello after winning the All-Ireland final. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin county board chief executive John Costello has gently mocked certain criticism of the current football team, and also described the suggestion (...)

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