Ballyboden St Enda’s celebrate their AIB All-Ireland Club SFC win over Castlebar Mitchels at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-14 Castlebar Mitchels 0-7 Experience cuts both ways. Ballyboden surged to a first AIB All-Ireland club football title at Cro(...)

Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony and Shane Dowling of Na Piarsaigh whose sides meet in the Munster club hurling final. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Sunday Munster club SHC final Ballygunner (Waterford) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), Semple Stadium, 2pm – These clubs met in the Munster sem(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with Neil  and Eamonn McGee after the victory over Dublin in the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A few days after the Ulster final, Pat Shovelin dropped into the house just for a chat. I was down in the office and he popped his head round the d(...)

 Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan celebrates with the Sam Maguire trophy: “It might seem like times are good now but you have to make the most of the opportunities.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Minutes before Dublin’s defining game of the season and Cian O’Sullivan couldn’t be sure. From the moment he was helped leave the field after strainin(...)

Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring a goal in the Leinster SFC Final against Westmeath at Croke Park. Photograph:  Inpho

Dublin 2-13 Westmeath 0-6 When it comes to Leinster finals these days, we dutifully pan for grains of interest having long since given up on finding (...)

Manager Jim Gavin says hunger in Dublin camp is as sharp as ever. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Each game in isolation. Control the controllables. Prepare answers to every question. Repeat ad nauseum. Being a Dublin footballer, or their manager (...)

Dublin’s Michael Dara Macauley is sent off  late in normal time by referee David Gough during the O’Byrne Cup final against  Newbridge. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-24 Kildare 0-19 (aet) A strong extra-time in St Conleth’s Park before a crowd of approximately 8,000 gave Dublin a first O’Byrne Cup in seve(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
Previews

Saturday Waterford Crystal Cup (Munster SH) semi-finals Cork v Clare, Mallow, 1.0 – Cork make the customary raft of changes, resting Pau(...)

Dublin gaelic footballer Michael  Darragh MacAuley (left) was among those who addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Health on the dangers of concussion today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A sharp rise in the number of young people reporting to the emergency department at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin with head injuries has been linked(...)

Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan following Dublin’s victory over Monaghan in the quarter-final at Croke Park. “There are so many guys there to take your place. . . I’d say it’s a very good thing because it makes the team perform better.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Some things are constant, some things aren’t. We don’t know what the lifespan of this Dublin team will be and yet most of the country can reel off a h(...)

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