Sam Maguire

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Former Kerry footballer and manager Mick O’Dwyer with the Sam Maguire trophy during a civic reception hosted by Kerry County Council in his honour. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Kerry footballing legend Mick O’Dwyer was presented - once again - with the Sam Maguire trophy at a civic reception to honour him in Tralee on Monday.(...)

With Ireland and Wales at Twickenham, England are favourites to retain their Six Nations title. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

Unfortunately, we’re getting a little too used to being on the outside looking in when it comes to World Cup years. And after the dastardly Danes put (...)

Winning All-Irelands, for all that it creates a positive feeling within counties and communities, is essentially a private affair for teams and players. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

“Great year or huge opportunity let slip? That’s the cold analysis of the year for our senior footballers. Truth be told, it was partly both,” – John (...)

‘Slippery Stairs’: Men, barefoot, in rubber onesies climbing a stairs made of ice. What’s not to like?

In the early hours of the morning my brain has a tendency to spiral with the darkest parental thoughts. Sometimes, when I’ve eaten too much cheese bef(...)

The Sam Maguire at the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin where All Ireland winners Colm Basquel and Michael Fitzsimons joined Br Kevin Crowley and guests to celebrate Dublin’s three in a row. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Br Kevin Crowley has long been admired for his charity but it was the Cork man’s extraordinary faith that shone through on Thursday as the Sam Maguire(...)

David Clifford scored 4-4 in the All-Ireland minor final win over Derry. Photograph: Inpho

David Clifford hasn’t played senior football for Kerry yet, but he is already expected to stop Dublin from winning four, and definitely five, All-Irel(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully, Cormac Costello, Brian Fenton, Con O’Callaghan, Paul Mannion, Paddy Andrews and Diarmuid Connolly celebrate their latest win. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sunday in Croke Park brings to mind the perhaps apocryphal yarn that Alexander the Great wept because there were no more worlds to conquer. The concep(...)

Dublin were left in a far better place by Donal Vaughan’s red card. The whole outcome changed on that instant. Photograph: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Everyone in Croke Park and watching around the world knew that Mayo were poised to win the All-Ireland on Sunday. They had created their perfect storm(...)

 James McCarthy with Milana Commons (aged two) at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin on Monday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sam Maguire is away to the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. Well, the mini van is heating up outside the Gibson hotel. The Garda escort in position. S(...)

Molly Brown (six months), from Donabate, is pictured in the Sam Maguire alongside members of the Dublin team at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

It was the day after the night before, when the celebrating was intense, but Jim Gavin and his Dublin charges put on a display to equal their winning (...)

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