Rob Hennelly

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Cathal McShane is nominated for an All Star despite not starting a game for Tyrone such was his impact off the bench. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland football champions Tyrone have emulated their hurling counterparts Limerick by securing 15 nominations in this year’s PwC All Stars long l(...)

Tyrone’s Darren McCurry ’s  scores his side’s second goal during the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-15 For all the historical portents and yearning around Mayo, the 2021 All-Ireland football title was not decided by anything more (...)

Mayo’s Pédraig O’Hora and Enda Hession celebrate at the final whistle after beating Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is so much intrigue and speculation about this evening’s gripping All-Ireland final. Well, I think it is going to be a proper game of football.(...)

Rob Hennelly kicks the late equalising free which forced extra-time for Mayo in the memorable semi-final victory over Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They have been to this place before, some of them, when they were little more than kids. In 2008, Mayo and Tyrone met in the All-Ireland minor final, (...)

Mayo stand for the national anthem ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1. Rob Hennelly Rob Hennelly Club: Breaffy. Age: 31. Debut: 2011 v London. Occupation: Marketing manager A potential match-winner fo(...)

Lee Keegan has scored two goals for Mayo in All-Ireland finals. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

0 All-Ireland medals already won by the Mayo and Tyrone players. It’s the first time since 2012 that an All-Ireland final takes place with no All-Ire(...)

Mayo’s Colm Boyle celebrates the semi-final victory over Dublin  at the final whistle with Stephen Coen. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Our eyes did not deceive us. Last Saturday we spoke here about the suspicion of new vulnerabilities within the Dublin team. That night, we got our ans(...)

Mayo’s Eoghan McLaughlin lies on the ground after a challenge  from Dublin’s John Small during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When your opponent is favourite to win an All-Ireland semi-final there is a reckoning that goes on in your head. Logic assures you that the other team(...)

Rob Kearney has returned to playing GAA in recent weeks. Photo: Inpho

Rob Kearney’s return to Gaelic football with Cooley Kickhams has generated headlines. Before he became a rugby superstar, Kearney was a classy footbal(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly scores a point to put the sides equal and force the game into extra-time. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-14 (after extra time) A tale of contrasting momentum: Mayo, invigorated with new players and a rising sense of themselves tha(...)

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