Sam Maguire

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Down manager Eamonn Burns pictured during the  Ulster SFC semi-final against Donegal in Clones in June 2018. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Former Down All-Ireland winner Eamonn Burns has died suddenly at the age of 55. Burns from the Bryansford club was part of All-Ireland winning sides (...)

It was an encouraging year for Cork football with All-Ireland success at minor and U-20 level and a better performance from their seniors in the Munster final against Kerry and the Super 8s against Dublin and Tyrone. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

For something as incongruous as it always is, the GAA football championship draw has already thrown a bit of a curve ball at Saturday week’s special c(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final replay, at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On a clear day, you can see forever. Monday morning now and the skies of Dublin’s football team are blue and cloudless. The football landscape has bee(...)

Kerry’s Jason Foley and Tom O’Sullivan tackle Con O’Callaghan of Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s just like Phil Collins warned. We are in too deep. It’s Dublin versus Kerry every day and all the time now. It’s the sky blue and navy versus the(...)

The Kerry team that won the All-Ireland senior football championship in 1941 after winning a semi-final replay against Dublin – in Tralee. Photograph: Terrace Talk

Saturday will be only the third championship replay between Dublin and Kerry, an infrequent rate of occurrence in 31 matches since the first meeting i(...)

Mickey Harte: set to take charge of Tyrone for the 18th year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There are just five vacancies left in the list of county football managers for the coming year. Galway, London, Laois, Wicklow and Tipperary have yet(...)

Kerry and Dublin fans chat after the All-Ireland senior football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The lava flows on. After the hype and the forecasts and the thousands of old Kerry and Dublin yarns, the old rivals got together to produce an All-Ire(...)

Still friends: Dublin and Kerry fans chat after the All-Ireland senior football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hearts faltered and we lost all semblance of sense and reason, but no dreams were harmed in the making of this All-Ireland epic. As supporters reeled(...)

Kerry’s  Jack Sherwood gets up above  Dublin’s John Small during the All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“A Kerry player,” says Peter Keane, “you are kicking ball against a gable of a wall since you are knee high. You want to play on a day like this, don’(...)

Kerry’s Páidí Ó Sé is held aloft by supporters after Kerry’s victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland Football final. Ready to greed him is Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Phil O’Sullivan is one of 33 Kerry men to have lifted the Sam Maguire so far. Through the phantasmagorical collage of the Kerry football tradition, th(...)

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