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 Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan in action against Meath last weekend. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Con O’Callaghan sits down around a low lounge table in the dimly lit Cuala clubhouse bar and is immediately at ease. To kick things off we’d admired t(...)

Benny Herron beats Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan to score a goal for Derry in the Ulster semi-final at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

It’s tough being a goalkeeper in the modern game. Not only is more expected of you than at any other time in the history of football, you’re going to(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy goes past Cavan’s Pádraig Faulkner during the Ulster SFC semi-final at St Tiernach’s Park in  Clones. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sometimes the most obvious move is the one we cannot bring ourselves to make. Why don’t Donegal do the obvious thing and build a game plan – now, this(...)

Wexford’s Liam Coleman and Dublin’s Brian Fenton challenge for a high ball during the Leinster SFC quarter-final at  Chadwick’s Wexford Park. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wexford 0-4 Dublin 1-24 . An old-style beat-down to pass a Saturday night for the travelling Dubs. A combination of a rare away day and a bank hol(...)

Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny and manager Dessie Farrell. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On the weekend of the May bank holiday in 2012, Ciarán Kilkenny won his first All-Ireland title. The Dublin under-21s beat Roscommon in Tullamore by 2(...)

Top of the world: Michael Darragh Macauley with Sam in hand. File photograph: Inpho

It is almost a decade now since Dublin and Mayo met for a Saturday night league game in Castlebar when the players literally lost one another in a thi(...)

Dessie Farrell addressed the situation of player availability  last July.  “These are amateur players at the end of the day and they’re not contracted to play for their county. Work and career is really, really important.”  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was nearly six years ago when the GAA held a promotional event to flag their plans for commemorating the 1916 rising. Out on the pitch in Croke Pa(...)

Stephen Cluxton will once again not be involved with Dublin in 2022. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dessie Farrell has confirmed that Stephen Cluxton will not be a part of the Dublin panel this year, raising significant questions about the former cap(...)

Brian Fenton hadn’t lost in 44 championship matches before this year’s Mayo semi-final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Brian Fenton has described Dublin’s All-Ireland defeat by Mayo as a release of pressure on him and the team. Speaking at Thursday’s launch of Avonmore(...)

 James Lowe of Ireland celebrates after a late turnover against New Zealand. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There might be no more Irish thing in sport than the fact that we love James Lowe now because of a tackle. He could play for Ireland for another decad(...)

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