Mick O Dwyer

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It’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: Kieran McGeeney is leaving Kildare and returning to his native county Armagh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So it’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: on the same night Jason Ryan went before the Kildare county board to be ratified as thei(...)

The half-time speech is a an integral weapon in every manager’s armoury.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Armagh played Kerry in the 2002 All-Ireland football final. By half-time, they were going down the swanee. They’d lost John McEntee to concussion. Ois(...)

The second game in the double-header at Cusack Park on Saturday proved to be a one-sided affair like the opener. But on this occasion it was the Laois(...)

Clare manager Mick O’Dwyer in the dugout during the qualifier game against Laois at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland football qualifiers: Clare manager Mick O’Dwyer confirmed that he will step down from the post following his side’s 0-10 to 3-17 loss to L(...)

Laois’s Padraig Clancy will attempt to fill a huge void in midfield in the absence of Brendan Quigley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThe luck of the draw means either Carlow or Laois will stay afloat for a while yet. On the evidence of both counties opening round coll(...)

Jason Ryan (left) and Kieran McGeeney hope their combined knowledge can be enough to unhinge Dublin.

No one, it seems, is entirely willing or able to talk about Jason Ryan. Not in the tactical sense, anyway, or what actually is his role with Kildare f(...)

Cork’s Daniel Goulding in action against Clare’s Ger Quinlan  in the Munster football championship at Ennis last week. Munster has proved football’s most caste-ridden province. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Where would the GAA be without its traditions? That’s not entirely a rhetorical question but any satisfactory answer would be fairly complicated. Trad(...)

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