Paddy O Rourke

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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 (...)

Graham Reilly: together with Cillian O’Sullivan and Eamon Wallace he forms a potent Meath half forward line. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Meath’s half forward line contains three of the paciest forwards in the land and they can ask major questions of the Dublin defence this Sunday. No(...)

Meath’s Mickey Burke challenges Louth’s  Conor Grimes during the Leinster SFC quarter-final at Parnell Park. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Meath 0-20 Louth 1-13 Meath completed a perfunctory dispatch of Louth in Parnell Park, Dublin, on Sunday afternoon. They will have been glad of that(...)

Roscommon’s Ciarain Murtagh scores their first goal against Down with a penalty. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Roscommon have named an unchanged team for their trip to Letterkenny this Sunday - with Kevin McStay and Fergal O’Donnell’s team in pursuit of a fourt(...)

Ireland manager Joe Kernan chats with his captain Bernard Brogan in  Croke Park. Ireland will play Australia on November 21st. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

All-Ireland football champions Dublin will be strongly represented on the Ireland team which takes on Australia in next month’s one-Test series – alth(...)

Australia hooker Stephen Moore was born in Saudi Arabia to parents who hail from Galway and Mayo. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

An Irishman may well go where Keith Wood, Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell could not by lifting the William Webb Ellis trophy on Saturday evening. (...)

Westmeath’s Paul Sharry celebrates with John Egan and David Lynch at the final whistle in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was long after the final whistle, maybe half an hour. The Dublin and Kildare teams were out on the pitch, shuttling through the last of their warm-(...)

Meath’s goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke was given a red card for this collision with Kieran Martin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Dublin footballer, momentarily lost in the Croke Park media room, wondered aloud about the first Leinster semi-final. Kieran Martin happened, we te(...)

Graham Reilly: the Meath man received an early black card against Kildare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 0-13 Kildare 0-11 For the second successive week Kildare fell short of the winning post as Meath reaffirmed themselves the second best t(...)

Meath’s Joey Wallace is put under pressure by Galway’s Garreth Bradshaw during their Allianz Football League Division Two match at Pearse Stadium, Salthill, Co Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-13 Meath 1-12 Galway got their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start as they brushed aside an under-par Meath at Pearse Sta(...)

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