Maurice Deegan

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Ireland International Rules manager Joe Kernan: he said the biggest disappointment of the first test defeat was the reaction just after half time. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

At Thursday’s media briefing Ireland manager Joe Kernan announced that he is to investigate the size of the playing area in Perth’s Domain Stadium whe(...)

Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan misses a late, long-range free at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They say the difference between writing fiction and non-fiction is simple. Fiction has to be believable. And yet here we are, sitting in a bubbling Cr(...)

Mayo’s Andy Moran scores his side’s opening goal despite Johnny Buckley’s attempt to block. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Kerry 2-14 Mayo 2-14 There was a lot of history repeating itself in Croke Park on Sunday. For the fourth year running, Mayo have ended up in a tight(...)

Kerry’s David Moran and Séamus O’Shea of Mayo in the side’s last championship meeting in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final Kerry v Mayo Croke Park, 3.30 Live, RTÉ 2 and Sky Sports Arena In the space of a couple of weeks and on the back of Ros(...)

Fintan Kelly scores Monaghan goal during the All-Ireland Round 4B Qualifier against Down at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Monaghan 1-24 Down 1-16 Once bitten, twice shy; and Monaghan – ultimately when it mattered more – got revenge on their Ulster conquerors Down in an e(...)

Some men are born umpires. Others have umpiring thrust upon them. Mark Gilsenan was sitting at home in Corduff, Co Monaghan on a Friday night in July (...)

Jamie Clarke: opted out for the entire 2016 season but re-established himself during Armagh’s league run this year. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Jamie Clarke will make his first championship start for Armagh since 2015 when starting at corner forward in Sunday’s Ulster football quarter-final ag(...)

Maurice Deegan: “The black card has been a massive, massive change. It has cleaned up the game an awful lot, definitely.” Photograph: Inpho

Dog years have nothing on referee years. Maurice Deegan’s first championship game was Limerick v Tipperary on May 17th, 2004, and for a sense of how l(...)

Cavan’s Dara McVeety celebrates scoring a goal in the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cavan 1-10 Kerry 0-13 Usually when you’re left fighting for scraps that’s all you get, although Kerry helped make it a slightly more satisfying after(...)

Referee Maurice Deegan black cards Lee Keegan in this year’s Dublin-Mayo All-Ireland football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It won’t be music to everyone’s ears that Gaelic football’s black card is going nowhere, but plans for a more precise application of the controversial(...)

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