Sean Moran

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Callum Robinson speaks to the press. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Vaccination rates continues to be a struggle for professional soccer teams with rates among Premier League players significantly lower than the genera(...)

Dermot Flanagan in action for Mayo against Roscommon in the 1989 Connacht final. ‘When I played in the finals in 1989, 1996 and ’97, I had no knowledge of this ‘myth’ as it was never referred to by any of the members of that team or anyone else.’ Photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

When Dermot Flanagan dismisses the Mayo ‘curse,’ as having the same basis in reality as “a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow”, he does so with some (...)

 Former Mayo footballer Andy Moran: ‘I don’t think there is any chance Aidan O’Shea doesn’t start, and I expect him to have a big game.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Andy Moran is a fund of interesting observations on All-Ireland finals and more specifically Mayo’s role in them. The now retired former Footballer of(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly scores a point to put the sides equal and force the game into extra-time. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-14 (after extra time) A tale of contrasting momentum: Mayo, invigorated with new players and a rising sense of themselves tha(...)

Kilkenny’s Adrian Mullen lifts the Bob O’Keeffe Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 0-19 Kilkenny 1-25 Kilkenny duly wrapped up their 73rd Leinster hurling title - the 17th of manager Brian Cody’s 23-year tenure - against a ga(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy with a young fan after the Leinster championship win over Wexford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin won’t win the All-Ireland this year. Somebody will beat them at some stage over the next seven weeks. Could be Kerry at the end, could be Mayo (...)

Referee James Owens prepares to show Clare’s Aidan McCarthy a yellow card during the Munster semi-final in  Limerick. Owens will tell the meeting of his colleagues what he saw at the time and what guided his action. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Why don’t they leave hurling alone? It was grand the way it was. These sentiments are in essence the response of many hurling followers to the sort of(...)

Barry Kelly says that James Owens and other referees haven’t had anything like the usual number of matches to acclimatise to the new hurling rules for championship. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Former referee Barry Kelly has said that he remains in favour of measures to combat cynical play even though the current sanction, which proved contro(...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummy celebrates after the victory over Galway at Parnell Park in June 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They should have more to them, the Dublin hurlers. That’s always how it feels, isn’t it? By now, by this stage, it all ought to be further along. The (...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan and Tom O’Sullivan of Kerry clash during the 2019 All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran 1. Have Dublin come back to the chasing pack? And if they have, does the pack consist of anyone outside of Kerry? Probably. The drip, drip(...)

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