Rory O Carroll

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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(...)

Dublin’s Ciaran Kilkenny with Louth’s Fergal Donohue during the Leinster championship clash at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 5-21 Louth 0-10 There is a sameness about Dublin’s opening championship fixtures in the Jim Gavin era. As likely to be stretched as a winter’(...)

Dublin’s  Jonny Cooper: “I just think that ability to focus on the immediate and the task in hand... it’s something that is profitable if you’re able to do it.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s the subject that dare not be spoken about around Dublin footballers; the drive for five and the county’s quest for GAA immortality. Cian O’Sulli(...)

Paul Mannion in action during the 2018 Leinster Final against Laois at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On a sunny Good Friday at a table in a rooftop bar, Paul Mannion stirs his coffee and settles in to talk about whatever you want to talk about. We can(...)

Dublin’s Eoin Murchan celebrates with Brian Fenton and the Sam Maguire after the victory over Tyrone in the 2018 All-Ireland SFC Final. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

KEVIN McSTAY What is Dublin’s biggest weakness that can halt their five-in-a-row bid? That when the crunch comes, as it is almost certain to, due to (...)

Rory O’Carroll: three-time All-Ireland winner is back in the Dublin squad for the championship. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Rory O’Carroll’s return to aid Dublin’s five-in-a-row bid may have looked inevitable from the outside but according to Jim Gavin it was anything but. (...)

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