Seán Moran

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It is commonplace to see Jim Gavin mentioned together with Stephen Cluxton (pictured) and county CEO John Costello as the most influential people in the quest that was completed last Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The five-in-a-row done, what is Dublin’s place in history? The obvious answer is that this will be up to others to judge. From here on ground zero, th(...)

Kerry’s impressive Jack O’Shea in action against Brian Fenton who was a subdued figure for once for Dublin in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On-screen entertainment gives us a choice of lessons from Sunday’s unrelenting All-Ireland. One is the western genre of the tracker, inscrutably exa(...)

Tomas O’Se of Kerry with Bryan Cullen of Dublin in the  All-Ireland SFC final in 2011. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin-Kerry: it’s become like one of those genetic sequences that has mutated drastically in a short space of time. Suddenly Kerry, comfortably the m(...)

Kilkenny’s goalkeeper Eoin Murphy in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park on July 27th. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

In a conversation about Kilkenny’s exceptional goalkeeper Eoin Murphy, Christy O’Connor, an authority on the position, made an interesting point. He f(...)

Referee Seán Cleere looks on as Wexford and Tipperary players clash during  the All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Twenty years ago this championship season saw the first introduction of red and yellow cards, which had its teething problems in an at the time notori(...)

Michael Murphy scores a penalty for Donegal against Kerry. The Croke Park round may be on borrowed time as a result of accumulated unease over Dublin’s advantage in playing there twice and the pressing matter of dwindling box-office appeal and crucially, the mausoleum atmosphere that follows. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor McManus summarised the situation well. Contributing to the Sunday Game at the weekend the Monaghan footballer – from the unwanted and unwonted(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly wins a late free which Dean Rock converted to seal victory in the 2017 All-Ireland final against Mayo. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The late Anthony Foley was only shortly into his appointment as Munster rugby head coach when he became a bit impatient with the constant questioning (...)

Carlow’s Chris Nolan in action against Dublin’s Sean Treacy and Chris Crummey in the Hurling Championship round-three match in Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

A momentous few days on the pitch for the hurling championship give way next weekend to the completion of the provincial football finals but topical o(...)

Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly and Donegal’s Hugh McFadden in action during the Ulster semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park.  Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

There had already been an unusually warm ripple of approbation for this year’s Ulster championship even before last weekend but this was always in the(...)

Waterford’s Jack Prendergast with William O’Donoghue of Limerick during the clash at Walsh Park. Limerick finished third in Munster last year but went on to win the All-Ireland for the first time in 45 years. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

This year has been no stranger to the GAA’s problem of short-termism, the process that inevitably accompanies attempted reform. The opportunity to t(...)

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