Paddy O Rourke

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Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton: has helped transform  the goalkeeper’s traditional role  into something much more fundamental to how the team operates. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Here’s a story, true as God. I was talking to John O’Dwyer the other day, Micko’s son. He started telling me about how his brother Haulie (Micheál) ha(...)

Kildare’s Hugh McGrillen tackles Meath’s Stephen Bray during the Leinster semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 2-16 Kildare 0-17 Led from the front by Stephen Bray, Meath sprang a nasty surprise on Kildare at Croke Park in yesterday’s Leinster football s(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan with Paddy Brophy after the win over Louth at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin’s shock and awe routine brings with it plenty of collateral damage, chiefly and most obviously the shortening of careers that might otherwise (...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke holds on tight as Eoghan O’Gara and Diramuid Connolly move in in last year’s Leinster final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wherever and whenever football folk huddle in corners to give out about the Dubs getting to play all their games in Croke Park, it’s rare you’ll ever (...)

Niall Donoghue passed away on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham has paid tribute to county hurler Niall Donohue, whose death at the age of 22 has shocked the county and (...)

Ireland’s Aidan Walsh expects to be fit for second test.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland vice-captain Aidan Walsh says that he should be fit to play in tomorrow’s second International Rules Test in Croke Park. The Cork centrefielde(...)

Armagh’s Ciarán McKeever and Kildare’s John Doyle have been called into the Ireland panel of the second international rules test at Croke Park on Sat(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland manager Paul Earley has finalised his 23-man panel for Saturday’s opening International Rules test with Australia, with Donegal’s Michael Murp(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)

Cian O’Sullivan’s move to the Dublin midfield has proved, so far, to be hugely successful. Photograph: Inpho

There are times that you have to beware of the quiet ones. Dublin should bear that in mind. Although they come into tomorrow’s match with a swagger – (...)

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