Paddy Andrews

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Mayo’s Lee Keegan keeps close to Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: Inpho

Excuses aside, Mayo held a Dublin forward line which had averaged 1-11 from play in reaching Sunday’s All-Ireland final to just 0-4. Yes, provisions (...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan and Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly: “Connolly is a frightening proposition and the way Lee coped with him was impressive.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sunday’s All-Ireland final will be spoken about for many years because all of us in Croke Park left the stadium wondering if we could believe – or tr(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin during the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If the door is left open then it isn’t theft, and Dublin may feel that way about letting Mayo back into a game they appeared to have locked up just i(...)

Kevin MacManamon: “What he has that others don’t is an instinct to run at defenders with ball in hand and a directness that can be irresistible at times.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There’s always a story hiding in plain sight. We just usually talk about a different one. Kevin McManamon’s hit on Peter Crowley at the end of the Ker(...)

James McCarthy: his absence would weaken a Dublin defence already without Rory O’Carroll and Jack McCaffrey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Barry Cahill expects a tactically astute Donegal performance, complete with one or two innovative gambits, when they face All-Ireland champions Dubli(...)

James McCarthy: athletic defender has played a huge role in Dublin’s success in recent years. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Nobody knows how serious James McCarthy’s knee injury, sustained eight days ago in training, is except Dublin manager Jim Gavin, McCarthy himself and (...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan catches a ball over the head of Meath’s Mickey Burke. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 0-21 Meath 0-11 It’s maybe symbolic of the state of expectation in the GAA Leinster football championship that a 10-point win in a semi-final (...)

The GAA may opt to show Ireland versus France on their big screen on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA are to screen the second half of Ireland v France on the big screens at Croke Park. The turnstiles will open at 2.45pm, with the second half f(...)

Colm Cooper: “He has an innate unorthodoxy”, said Paul Galvin of his former team-mate. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was nothing more than a flyaway petal of brilliance on a changeable Sunday in February but Benny Coulter went home thinking about it. Kerry were up(...)

Dublin eased past Donegal at Croke park to reach the Allianz League final. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 1-20 Donegal 0-13 Dublin swept into a fourth successive Allianz Football League final with an emphatic victory over Donegal at Croke Park on(...)

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