Tommy Lyons

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Declan Darcy with Jim Gavin: “You have to evolve because if you stand still, if you look behind for one minute, you will be caught.”

And the Lord turned to Peter and said, “We are all involved absolutely”. Really, that was Jim Gavin, politely refusing to specify his coaching role (...)

 Tempers flare between the Dublin and Tyrone players at Healy Park on Saturday night. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

Home discomforts Dublin were solid favourites going to Omagh on Saturday and duly delivered despite being a man short for nearly half an hour so in a(...)

John Heslin is challenged by Sean Pender during Westmeath’s qualifier win over Offaly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Westmeath 3-17 Offaly 0-15 Three well taken goals in the final quarter enabled Westmeath to defeat neighbours Offaly by a flattering 11-point margin (...)

Jim Gavin (Dublin football manager) and the Boeing Stearman. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Some people will tell you it only takes the pilot and co-pilot to fly a commercial Airbus, but Jim Gavin will tell you that they are wrong. Because b(...)

Jim Gavin and Declan Darcy have been a tightly knit management pair since 2002. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Ah, he’s still a grumpy old git, says f**k all.” Not many people would get away with saying that about Jim Gavin – which is a good thing, because p(...)

The Dublin panel, led by Bryan Cullen, come off the field in Pearse Park 10 years ago after warming-up for their match against Longford. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It has been a fast decade since the Dublin football team last played outside Croke Park and that experience confirms the county has moved ahead light (...)

There is a terrific black and white photograph of Kevin Heffernan in which the Dublin manager is walking in front of the wire-meshing where the terrac(...)

Dublin’s Chris Sallier scores a goal against Laois in the Under-21 Leinster football championship semi-final in March. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

This weekend Dublin footballers are in pursuit of a sixth Leinster under-21 football title in eight years and will play Kildare in the provincial fin(...)

Dublin celebrate winning the Allianz National Football League last year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The modern football season was born 15 years ago. In 2001 the contours of the competitive landscape were changed beyond recognition. The league for th(...)

Alan Brogan: ‘Representing Dublin for the last 14 years has given me immense satisfaction and joy, both the good days and the bad’. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

As sporting salutes go those from your own team are typically more compelling than those from your team of rivals. Alan Brogan was being saluted on b(...)

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