James Mccarthy

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Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny at  Templeogue United in Dublin for an  Intersport Elverys FAI summer soccer school. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny is never short of ideas to reconnect Irish football fan with his largely unknown squad, many of whom are struggling to find a club, neve(...)

Even with all the retirements and the players who are out injured, Dublin still have a core of players like Brian Fenton. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

I still think Dublin will win the All-Ireland. I don’t know if that’s suddenly a controversial opinion – maybe the heat is getting to me. But when I l(...)

Dublin and Meath players get involved in an altercation during Sunday’s Leinster semi-final. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Dublin 2-16 Meath 1-13 Well, that won’t stop the muttering. Dublin’s laboured progress through Leinster hit another milestone on Sunday with their ti(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan and Tom O’Sullivan of Kerry clash during the 2019 All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran 1. Have Dublin come back to the chasing pack? And if they have, does the pack consist of anyone outside of Kerry? Probably. The drip, drip(...)

Donegal’s Hugh McFadden with Con O’Callaghan of Dublin in their Allianz Football League Division 1 semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan. Photograph: ©Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The year is half done and the Dubs keep rolling. A shared National League title won’t detain too many beyond the quizzers but if it’s pointers for the(...)

Brian Fenton in action against  Donegal’s  Daire Ó Baoill at Croke Park last year. Fenton is among a senior cohort of Dublin players who have started every league game. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ordinarily, you wouldn’t be getting too excited about a weekend of league semi-finals. There have been years when teams would do a heavy block of tra(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan scores a goal during the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Kerry people don’t often surprise me but the few days since the Dublin game have been eye opening, let’s put it that way. I wouldn’t say there’s sudde(...)

David Clifford carries during Kerry’s Allianz League draw with Dublin. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Twenty years on, Dublin and Kerry staged a revival of the 2001 Trip to Tipp and came up with the same outcome. That day was tied up by a timeless line(...)

Roscommon’s Eddie Nolan is surrounded by Dublin players during his side’s Division 1 defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-22 Roscommon 0-16 A new season and the All-Ireland champions remain light years ahead. In the 74th minute, Cormac Costello elected to fire h(...)

Kieran McGeeney: “Kieran [Donaghy] made a career out of bringing other people into the game, and I think that was something we were sort of missing in Armagh.” Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Kieran McGeeney opens with a joke about wanting another Kieran on the Armagh sideline to supplement his own sense of humour. That being Kieran Donaghy(...)

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