Tommy Walsh

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Corofin players celebrate victory over Dr Crokes in last year’s All-Ireland senior club football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA is hopeful that Sunday’s AIB All-Ireland club finals will attract a crowd of 20,000 to Croke Park. This year’s championship finale is the fir(...)

St Mullin’s Marty Kavanagh is tackled by Joe Fitzpatrick and Jack Kelly of Rathdowney-Errill in the Leinster club   championship semi-final at  Cullen Park, Co Carlow. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

The story goes that Marty Kavanagh, still just 10 years of age, was spotted training with St Mullins by the Carlow minor manager, whose breath was tak(...)

Tipperary goalkeeper Brian Hogan claims his first Hurling All  Stars awards and follows in the footsteps of his father, Ken, who won one in  1987. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Though there are occasionally years in which the announcement of the hurling All Star team causes a stir around the place, 2019 is unlikely to be one (...)

When Stephen Cluxton came off his line early for the penalty save which denied Paul Geaney a goal in the drawn final, I had it rerun within eight or nine seconds in the commentary position. This type of ‘ref-assist’ doesn’t have to be unacceptably intrusive. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

My late father had a phrase that combined his love and admiration for the GAA with the frustration that it could sometimes cause him. He would sit the(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Brian Fenton with David Moran of Kerry during  the GAA  All-Ireland senior football final replay, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

It is a consoling thought for Kerry football supporters that the best years are still ahead for their talented young team. Seven of the team that lin(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire after Dublin’s win over Kerry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson /Inpho

The best team won the All-Ireland. This All-Ireland, last year’s All-Ireland, the last five-in-a-row, and seven since I started writing this column. A(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final replay, at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On a clear day, you can see forever. Monday morning now and the skies of Dublin’s football team are blue and cloudless. The football landscape has bee(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Brian Fenton challenge for the ball with Kerry’s  David Moran during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 As if to honour the occasion, Dublin completed their five-in-a-row ascent on history with the county’s best display in an All-(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry to make it five in a row. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The flares went off behind the Hill and someone put Thin Lizzy on the house gramophone player and Dublin city swooned. So this was what Gaelic Footbal(...)

The Kerry team dejected after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1 Shane Ryan In the first half Kerry retained all 10 of their kick-outs. And 13 from 13 thereafter. Ryan knew when to go short, and when he went long(...)

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