Sam Maguire

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Gaoth Dobhair’s Kevin Cassidy: ‘We had a long campaign with county and Ulster, so we rested the bodies and then we were mad to get back’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is an irony at the heart of how Kevin Cassidy assesses the complications of his football career. On the national stage he has won two All Star a(...)

 Jim Gavin may well end up chasing seven All-Irelands in succession by 2021, if his recent championship record continues.

For a manager who has never once dared look beyond the next game immediately in front of him - let alone the next trophy or the next season - Jim Gavi(...)

Johnny Sexton during the Leinster captain’s run, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on Friday. Photograph: ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Call it an information era, a media generation, the time of technology, or whatever you like, but much of our current period can still be boiled down (...)

Laois captain Ross King received a serious facial injury playing for his club Rathdowney-Erril against Camross earlier this month. Photograph: Paul Dargan

It is tempting to believe that the GAA season ends when the gold streamers fall across the field at Croke Park, the Sam Maguire is hoisted and a thous(...)

Art McRory: captained Tyrone to the All-Ireland junior football title in 1968 and  managed the Tyrone senior teams that  reached the 1986 and 1995 All-Ireland  finals. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

Fifty years ago this month, there were a few familiar preoccupations in the GAA, including distribution of resources and a lament for simpler football(...)

Mayo football manager James Horan at the GAA media event in the  Greenway Cafe, Lough Lannagh, Co Mayo. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Of course there was a tempest, and naturally there were power cuts throughout the heartland. It wouldn’t do for Mayo to go public with the latest hope(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin:  now the county’s most successful manager with five All-Irelands. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On the upper deck of the old Hogan Stand just before the replayed NFL final of 1988, there was the customary good attendance of Meath supporters. Shor(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon lifts the Sam Maguire in front of Hill 16. “Why would we not want to win an All-Ireland? Why would we not want to win six or seven?” Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kevin Heffernan, thou shouldst be living at this hour. What began as winter conversations up in 1970s Marino about how to revive the city game – how(...)

Dublin fans celebrate as their team defeat Tyrone at Croke Park to make it four All-Irelands in a row.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

These – right now – are the rare auld times. On a gorgeous afternoon in Croke Park, the Dublin football team swept to their fourth All-Ireland footba(...)

Flight attendants Megan La Salle from Philadelphia and  Christy Parks from Delaware soaking up the All-Ireland atmosphere in the Big Tree pub. Photograph: Conor Pope

The man selling the white four-in-a-row baseball caps outside Croke Park breathed a sigh of relief as the second half of the All-Ireland final drew to(...)

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