James Horan

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Dublin county board chief executive John Costello has called for the introduction of the black card in hurling. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin GAA chief executive John Costello has called for the introduction of the black card into hurling. Writing in his annual report for next Wednesd(...)

Con O’Callaghen carries during Dublin’s win over Cavan. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It has always been true that fairytales wither on the vine when it comes to the last four. Croke Park is just a different place and it doesn’t have mu(...)

Mayo’s David Clarke and Oisín Mullin compete for the ball with Michael Quinlivan of Tipperary during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They haven’t gone away, you know. Mayo have heard all the protests before. That their best chance of an All-Ireland has passed. That they don’t have t(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea celebrate after their side’s narrow victory over Galway in the Connacht final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

That their best tacklers are positioned in the full forward tells you everything you need to know about Mayo’s 2020 edition. Aidan O’Shea, Cillian O’(...)

David Power: The Tipp manager’s call to bring in the likes of Paddy Christie was an astute move. The players delivered an historic Munster title but  the management too deserve huge credit. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dara Ó Cinnéide is a very bright lad, one of the brightest I ever played with – although that might not be saying a whole pile. Paddy Bawn Brosnan on(...)

James Horan: “We don’t see it as young and old at this stage. The guys are training together, whoever does well plays. That is where we are at.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

If the last thing James Horan could have imagined in his second coming as Mayo football manager was the prospect of all All-Ireland semi-final against(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely had spoken out about the limit on panel numbers at intercounty matches. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Government has confirmed that the full 36-player panel can attend senior intercounty championship matches once the country moves to Level 3 restri(...)

Remarkably, Laois have never played Dublin in Laois. Photograph: Inpho

I watched Laois warming up to play Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday lunchtime and began to think of my own time managing Roscommon. And I wondered about(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea celebrate after their side’s narrow victory over Galway in the Connacht final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo march on through the pandemic winter. They may be travelling without the insatiable crowd but the old ambition and bloody-mindedness was the same(...)

Mayo have the players to push out quickly to pressure the opposition ball carrier. Photograph: Inpho

I’m excited by the prospect of the Connacht final because I feel this game could be a circuit breaker; a clear departure from the pattern of play we h(...)

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