Peter Cooke

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Galway’s Matthew Tierney scores a goal during his team’s league defeat to Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

That escalated quickly, that sense of being thankful for just having games back to play, to giving out about where the next one is being played. At l(...)

Dublin’s Aaron Byrne scores a goal against Galway. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 1-15 Dublin 2-16 Another reminder, if we ever again need one, how much crowds are missed at games like this. Galway welcomed the All-Ireland (...)

Galway manager Pádraic Joyce brings his side to Tralee on Saturday for their opening Allianz  Football League game against Kerry. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

In the weeks before the pandemic brought everything to a halt, the Galway footballers were playing spellbinding football. It’s water under the bridge (...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates his team’s win over Galway in Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-13 Galway 1-13 Mayo, the great survivors of qualifier football over the past four years, made up for their only lapse – last year – by reachin(...)

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(...)

Referee Derek O’Mahoney shows a black card to Galway’s Peter Cooke and Killian Brady of Cavan during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Pearse Stadium, Galway on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Hiding in plain sight, the introduction of the sin bin for black card offences had their first run-out in front of mass audiences on Sunday and, in ge(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a penalty from Galway’s Eamonn Brannigan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 1-24 Galway 2-12 So much for a semi-final being a good place to catch Dublin. This wasn’t exactly the ritual disembowelling that Tyrone got la(...)

Kerry and Galway in action at Croke Park. The game got off to such a slow-burning start that the crowd fell quiet and we could hear every ball being called for. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This must have been the strangest weekend in the history of the All-Ireland football championship. On Sunday evening, I was in Dublin with my son Mar(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer and Shane Walsh celebrate after the match at Hyde Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-6 A game of four halves, this. Galway played one half of shackled, stilted packed defence football and only found themselves (...)

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