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Mayo’s Paddy Durcan kicking  an  equalising point against Kerry in Croke Park to force a semi-final replay. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So, what do we mean when we say we think Mayo will win on Sunday? Is it an informed, dispassionate decision having pored over the relevant data, looke(...)

Diarmuid Connolly: would straight away become the best non-injured player ever to be held out of an All-Ireland final starting line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The thing to remember about All-Ireland finals is that there is so much we don’t know at this point, even though we know these two teams so well. The (...)

You can be certain Jim Gavin has an idea of where he wants to go and who he wants to use already when his main men like Cluxton, O’Sullivan and Connolly finally move on. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The list of genuine insights rationed out by Jim Gavin for public consumption is notoriously and deliberately a short one. We are used it by now and h(...)

Jim Gavin has not revealed whether Diarmuid Connolly will feature against Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has refused to speculate on the likelihood of All-Star forward Diarmuid Connolly returning to the All-Ireland holders’ team f(...)

Bernard Brogan: “Bernard has shown great leadership this year both on and off the field,” said Gavin, Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Seems unlikely that Jim Gavin got tangled up in the euphoria of Dublin revisiting The Joshua Tree. “It is what it is and the six teams that will be (...)

Jim Gavin can call on the services of a number of players returning from injury for the All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Monaghan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cormac Costello will not feature for Dublin in Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Monaghan at Croke Park but Johnny Cooper, Paul Flynn and M(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan runs out onto the pitch for the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Inpho

Bernard Brogan was expected to play a key role for Dublin in the absence of Diarmuid Connolly. Dropped for last year’s All-Ireland final replay, Dubl(...)

GAA president Aogán  Ó Fearghail with former Tipperary player/manager Michael ‘Babs’ Keating,  and former Cork player/manager Conor Counihan, left, at the “Imreoir to Bainisteoir” exhibition launch at  Croke Park.  Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

The GAA is hoping to ratify a round-robin reform of the All-Ireland hurling championship in time for the 2018 season. Central Council will in June con(...)

The Kerry panel before their league final win over Dublin in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are few simpler pleasures for the Gael on his travels than a pub-wall covered in team photos. Dublin has a few fine, off-the-beaten-track exampl(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock looks on as he misses a late free to bring the league final against Kerry into extra time. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Here’s a story: The multiple All-Ireland champions had to launch a late blitz to come from behind to defeat Monaghan and reach the league final. There(...)

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