David Clifford

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Mayo's James Carr celebrates scoring against Galway in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers in Co Limerick last Saturday. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It was, of course, ever so good of the Wimbledon organisers to gerrymander Federer and Nadal onto the same side of the draw this year, just so they co(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford and Brendan Harrison of Mayo in the Division One league final in Croke Park in March. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Everything comes back to brass tacks eventually. We can come up with structures and formats and tiers and all the rest of it until we’re blue in the f(...)

Mayo are still relying on familiar faces like Colm Boyle and Aidan O’Shea, seen here in action against Armagh at Castlebar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When the farmer sees you robbing the orchard he tends to fire a shot overhead but the second bullet is coming straight at you. The time for warnings h(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien and Killian O’Hanlon of Cork battle for the ball at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 1-19 Cork 3-10 A track record like Cork’s going into this Championship fixture on Saturday evening can have a distorting effect: no win for sev(...)

James O’Donoghue in action against Clare. He forms part of a very exciting full forward line along with David  Clifford and Paul Geaney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Where are we now? The All-Ireland football championship starts in a meandering way but the current becomes deceptively quick. We have seen every team(...)

Mayo celebrate their league final win in Croke Park. It was a deserved success and long-time observers were impressed by the game management that conclusively saw off Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“The biggest thing is that it endorses and reinforces the work that we are doing on the training field. It’s a bit of tin and I’m sure in five weeks’ (...)

Dublin’s Eoin Murchan celebrates with Brian Fenton and the Sam Maguire after the victory over Tyrone in the 2018 All-Ireland SFC Final. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

KEVIN McSTAY What is Dublin’s biggest weakness that can halt their five-in-a-row bid? That when the crunch comes, as it is almost certain to, due to (...)

Mayo’s Ciaran Treacy scores a goal. Photo: James Crombie /Inpho

Mayo 3-11 Kerry 2-10 Finally, it all came together for Mayo. A chilly afternoon in Croke Park ended with the Sawdoctors blasting out of the PA system(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Karl O’Connell of Monaghan in their Allianz Football League Division 1 clash at MacHale Park in Castlebar last Sunday.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

SATURDAY AFL DIVISION TWO FINAL Meath v Donegal Croke Park, 5.0 (Extra time and result on the day, if necessary) Meath’s march back into the big-tim(...)

At 27, Paul Murphy is now one of the oldest members of Kerry’s panel. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

In pointing out all the good reasons why Kerry are relishing their latest football league final, Paul Murphy also hits on the problem one: after Sunda(...)

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