Alan Brogan

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Alan Brogan: “I had 13, 14 really good years with Dublin, and I knew my race was run. I was 34, with a very good team coming behind me, so I knew it was time to step away.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The first time Alan Brogan ran the GOAL Mile he cared less about the charitable aspect and more about beating his brothers. Things have changed since (...)

Alan Brogan and Conal Keaney at the launch of Ireland’s First Family SportsFest at the National Sports Campus. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Alan Brogan’s last act in a Dublin jersey was perfection. The All-Ireland of 2015 was decided when Hill 16 swallowed his soaring late point against K(...)

Liam Sheedy Photograph: ©INPHO

Elite sportspeople always draw big crowds on the speaking circuit. There is something compelling about their single-minded commitment that if bottled (...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly walks away from linesman Ciaran Branagan against Carlow. Photograph: Inpho

Alan Brogan has likened it to Groundhog Day, which is a polite way of putting the latest suspension proposed to Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly af(...)

1.March 7th, 2015 Dublin 1-9 Tyrone 0-12 Allianz Football League, Croke Park Who truly saw the journey ahead? Dublin’s unbeaten sequence go(...)

Dublin  and Tyrone players come to blows during the infamous ‘Battle of Omagh’ in  2006. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

1995 All-Ireland Final Dublin 1-10 Tyrone 0-12 Over two decades ago and still the subject of historical debate, it was a final where Dublin conte(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan black carded by referee Maurice Deegan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford believes there was an agenda among former Dublin players to highlight the apparent cynicism of Lee Keegan in the build (...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire after the win over Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC Final  replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Spillane spoke for 31 counties. “Ah Jesus, I don’t know what to say to Mayo, honestly.” And what could you say? 1989, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, (...)

Diarmuid Connolly scores Dublin’s final point in the  All-Ireland SFC semi-final win over Kerry  at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

To the end first. Peter Crowley just had his bowels opened by Kevin McManamon. No free. The ball spills loose. Diarmuid Connolly, gliding past his af(...)

Dublin manager Tommy Carr argues with referee Mick Curley during the 2001 All-Ireland quarter-final against Kerry in Thurles.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

2001: A Thurles Odyssey The Point. First meeting since the 1985 All-Ireland final. Semple Stadium has seen plenty days like it, just not these col(...)

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