Stephen Cluxton

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Giving it socks: Dublin footballer Jack McCaffrey and Brandon Nolan Burke (11) at the launch of TK Maxx’s Christmas Sock Day #Socksie in aid of Enable Ireland

Of all the commentary regarding Gaelic football’s experimental playing rules, one particular line of attack on the GAA piqued Jack McCaffrey’s interes(...)

This year’s Big Idea (actually, last year’s as well) was that Stephen Cluxton was being overlooked because he wasn’t media-friendly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Please allow me to introduce myself  I’m a man of doubtful taste  I’ve been around for a long, long year  Laid many men’s All Stars to (...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan has won his first All Star. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Conor McManus has insisted that fellow All-Star Rory Beggan didn’t need to apologise for going for glory with a long-range point attempt during their (...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton acknowledges Hill 16 after winning the All-Ireland. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In all of this, we must remember that when The Beatles put out Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever as a double A-side single, it didn’t make it t(...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan has won his first All Star. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin’s record equalling four-in-a-row All-Ireland success has been complemented by seven PwC All Stars in the 2018 awards selection but for the fift(...)

Action shots from the 2018 and 2008 All-Ireland football finals. Photographs: Inpho

My advice to Tyrone fans still reeling from last Sunday’s All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin is to watch the 2008 final, it's on YouTube. It(...)

This Dublin team contains some great players, including James McCarthy (above right)  McCaffrey, Fenton and Cluxton – the greatest goalkeeper we have seen. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho cy

So where’s the problem with Gaelic football, as you see it? Was it on view last Sunday, when Dublin won their fourth All-Ireland title in a row, or (...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton should be picking up another All Star after a fine season. Photograph: Inpho

1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin) Still the best around. Rory Beggan had a fine year but would Cluxton have tried that mad shot against Tyrone? No chance. (...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey celebrates with Brian Howard as his side wins a free against Galway in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park in August.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s a long time since I can remember the atmosphere in the aftermath of an All-Ireland final being like this. Dublin are so far ahead of everybody th(...)

Brian Fenton, Ciaran Kilkenny and Cormac Costello celebrate their All-Ireland final victory over Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Down in the tunnel, as the Dublin players bounce out of the dressing room, the annual do-see-do to get a word or two about how it all feels rolls on i(...)

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