Rory O Carroll

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Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly shoots wide late on against Kerry. Sunday’s was  the first of seven finals under Jim Gavin that no Dublin substitute scored in. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Jim Gavin has required inspiration over the years, he has typically only needed to look over his shoulder to his star-studded Dublin bench. In h(...)

Diarmuid Connolly on his return to action for Dublin in Omagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 0-13 Dublin 1-16 A dispatch from through the looking glass. With 23 minutes gone in this nothing game, this unmatch, Dublin goalkeeper Even Co(...)

Rob Hennelly is back in the Mayo team. Photograph: Inpho

Robert Hennelly has been named in goal for Mayo’s final Super 8s clash with Donegal on Saturday evening. Hennelly replaces the injured David Clarke f(...)

In five games so far this summer, a core group of 10 Dublin players have started every game. The average age of the team that beat Roscommon a fortnight ago was 27.7. Brian Howard was the only player under 25 in the side. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

And so to the last game of the Super 8s. Or, as Dublin chose to use it last year, the day when the end-of-year medal order gets bulked out. A chance f(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh has won his last seven matches against Mayo. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway’s defensive system is made for predictable attacks, and that’s why it holds up so well against Mayo. In their last seven wins over Mayo – they(...)

Ciaran Kilkenny is challenged by Meath’s Graham Reilly during Dublin’s Leinster final win. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-17 Meath 0-4 Here lies a Leinster final and provincial football championship in all but name. A decade of the Dubs. A new record of nine pro(...)

Ciarán Kilkenny: “I want to be involved with these guys for as long as possible and play for as long as we can.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Day and night, literally, is the difference between an Aussie Rules footballer and Ciarán Kilkenny. “Professional sports do the majority of their st(...)

Dublin’s  Stephen Cluxton saves a shot from Keith Cribbin of Kildare during the Leinster semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 0-26 Kildare 0-11 The beatings will continue until morale improves. Dublin, playing at walking pace, were rarely threatened and never worried(...)

Tyrone’s Matthew Donnelly will be in action against Donegal in the Ulster SFC semi-final at Clones on Saturday. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

SATURDAY ALL-IRELAND SFC QUALIFIERS ROUND ONE Offaly v London, O’Connor Park, 1.30 London could have been handed a kinder draw than this. They’re doi(...)

James O’Donoghue in action against Clare. He forms part of a very exciting full forward line along with David  Clifford and Paul Geaney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Where are we now? The All-Ireland football championship starts in a meandering way but the current becomes deceptively quick. We have seen every team(...)

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