Cian O Sullivan

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My sense is that Jim Gavin won’t start Diarmuid Connolly  while I would also keep his nemesis  Lee Keegan in reserve as it’s only four or five weeks since he had a serious illness. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Maybe it’s the relatively rare modern occurrence of the same final for the second year or the crowded history between the counties but I don’t think t(...)

1. Stephen Cluxton (Parnells) [Captain] Age: 35 Height: 6’ Weight: 12st 9lbs, 80kg Occupation: Teacher Record breaking goalkeeper has been back o(...)

 At the announcement of PwC Ireland’s sponsorship deal for the All-Star and Player of the Month awards are (from left); GPA chief executive Dermot Earley,  Feargal O’Rourke, managing partner at  PwC Ireland and Peter McKenna, commercial director of the  GAA. Photograph: Maxwells

PwC Ireland has become the new title sponsor for the GAA All-Star awards as well as the Player of the Month awards in a four-year deal. The Big Four (...)

Stephen Cluxton takes a short kickout to Michael Fitzsimons against Mayo in 2015. Photograph: Inpho

Nineteen of the 24 players who featured in Jim Gavin’s first championship season still remain as Dublin pursue a third All-Ireland title in a row on S(...)

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(...)

Con O’Callaghan scores Dublin’s  opening goal in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 0-11 Dublin gave Tyrone nothing. Even a decently struck Peter Harte penalty in injury time was batted away by Stephen Cluxton. A(...)

You can be certain Jim Gavin has an idea of where he wants to go and who he wants to use already when his main men like Cluxton, O’Sullivan and Connolly finally move on. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The list of genuine insights rationed out by Jim Gavin for public consumption is notoriously and deliberately a short one. We are used it by now and h(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy and Kieran Hughes of Monaghan in action during the quarter-final  at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-19 Monaghan 0-12 Reaching the All-Ireland football quarter-finals used to confer membership of an elite club. Barring disaster, being involv(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton battles with Tommy Moolick of Kildare during yesterday’s Leinster senior football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy dickson/Inpho

DUBLIN 2-23 KILDARE 1-17 It would be unfair to write off Dublin 56th Leinster football title, as Groundhog Day because when a team has averaged the s(...)

Bernard Brogan was a force off the bench for Dublin in their Leinster final win over Kildare. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-23 Kildare 1-17 Dublin don’t want to hear your story. They’re grand, thanks. You keep doing what you’re doing, trying what you’re trying. Th(...)

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