Paddy Andrews

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Referee Maurice Deegan black cards Lee Keegan of Mayo. Photo: James Crombi/Inpho

1: Robert Hennelly is straightaway walking on thin ice: Come throw-in, the dogs on Jones’ Road knew Mayo were swapping goalkeepers, Hennelly starting(...)

Diarmuid Connolly celebrates with the Sam Maguire Cup after Dublin’s victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC Final Replay at Croke Park. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Mayo 1-14 What a cruel and wonderful GAA world we live in. Dublin have retained the All-Ireland. The first county to keep Sam Maguire sin(...)

Aidan O’Shea of Mayo tackles Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny during the drawn All-Ireland final at Croke Park two weeks ago. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

After the drawn All-Ireland final I couldn’t help wondering about Dublin. They have been on the road now for a long time, demolishing so many opponent(...)

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 (...)

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