Sean Cavanagh

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Con O’Callaghan scores Dublin’s  opening goal in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 0-11 Dublin gave Tyrone nothing. Even a decently struck Peter Harte penalty in injury time was batted away by Stephen Cluxton. A(...)

Tyrone lose to Kerry in the 1986 All Ireland Final. Will things be any different against Dublin on Sunday? Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The first All-Ireland final I ever went to was Tyrone v Kerry in 1986. My dad’s name came out of the hat in a club raffle a few days beforehand and, j(...)

Tyrone’s upcoming All-Ireland senior football semi-final against Dublin represents a match-up whose appeal as a contest extends far beyond the respect(...)

Tyrone’s David Mulgrew scores his side’s second goal despite the attempts  of  Niall Grimley and goalkeeper Blaine Hughes of Armagh during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyrone 3-17 Armagh 0-8 If we can say one thing for certain, it’s that Tyrone are by a distance the best of what Ulster have to offer. Where that leav(...)

Colm Cavanagh: “I don’t think there’s any player at present that is anywhere near him . . . there is his ability to drop back and spot danger and then get forward.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho Ulster

“Colm Cavanagh, to me he’s the man.” And Joe McMahon would know. For 13 years he had been leading Tyrone from full back, centre back, midfield, and d(...)

Mayo know better than anyone that qualifier form is irrelevant when you get to Croke Park. This is where serious business begins.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When you get to this time of year, you can generally split the teams into two categories. Teams who are looking to win the All-Ireland and teams who a(...)

The Cavanagh brothers celebrate with the trophy after winning the Ulster final on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

“Hot sunny days in Clones is a memory for me,” beams Sean Cavanagh as he stands in the sunshine with his daughter in his arms. “ I remember standing (...)

 James McCarthy scores Dublin’s second goal despite the efforts of Kildare’s  David Hyland during the Leinster football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bite by bite, the championship’s bigger beasts range into view, picking the also-rans from their teeth as they go. Leinster and Ulster saw just und(...)

 Galway manager Kevin Walsh celebrates with Gareth Bradshaw after winning the Connacht Senior Football Championship final replay against Roscommon last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is one of the more surreal juxtapositions in GAA history, the sort of thing you wouldn’t swear on a stack of bibles actually took place except the (...)

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh: “It felt in that 15, 20 minutes before half time like a performance that was close to what we expect.” Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tyrone captain Sean Cavanagh acknowledged the critical influence of his brother Colm in the overall system which Mickey Harte has developed. The young(...)

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