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Dublin manager Dessie Farrell watches on during the  Allianz Football League Division One match against Tyrone  at  O’Neill’s Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Tom Maher/Inpho

Typical, Dessie Farrell may think. The very day he has a good news post-match press conference, he can’t speak to the media. After the Gaelic Players (...)

Offaly manager Michael Fennelly: ‘But I think it’s fair to say that everyone can see there’s no logical progression for the teams around the top of Division Two and the bottom of Division One.’ Photograph: Tom Maher/Inpho

Nothing explains the difference between the football and hurling leagues in 2022 better than the mood in the two counties whose teams started the year(...)

 Páirc Tailteann:  a brilliant, atmospheric place to watch a football game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The last game I attended before Covid was two years ago almost to the day – March 1st, 2020. It was a Sunday morning, we had played a club game in no(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh: paying the bills for the new stadium by forgetting about the principal reason you built the place, ie  to host big Cork intercounty games,  is just crazy. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

I was trying to think of an analogy for the story that emerged this week about Cork moving – to other venues – two of the three senior hurling and foo(...)

 Dublin manager Dessie Farrell. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It would bookend a remarkable decade. Dublin travel to Tralee on Saturday for what is shaping up to be a date with the firing squad. There’s been a gr(...)

Armagh’s Benny Tierney helps manager Joe Kernan lift the Sam Maguire after Armagh’s historic breakthrough All-Ireland victory over Kerry in 2002. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The sight of Armagh running out onto Croke Park tonight – their blazing orange is the promise of summer – will evoke memories of their dark and imperi(...)

Joint managers Brian Dooher and Feargal Logan lift the Sam Maguire after Tyrone’s All-Ireland final win over Mayo. ‘It was good and it brought great joy to the place. But overall, it was busy, busy. Good busy. Happy busy,’ says Logan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It seems nearly quaint now, after all that has happened, after the lifetime that has passed in the seven months since, to point out that the last time(...)

 Ryan McHugh wants to look forward rather than back ahead of Donegal’s league opener. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Time flies. Ryan McHugh is asked about 2014, his rookie season when Donegal flabbergasted consensus by taking down Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-fina(...)

Dublin and Kerry players scuffling at the end  of a Division 1 league match at Croke Park in January 2020. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The national football league will seldom command a bigger welcome. With almost perfect symmetry the campaign begins just as restrictions are lifted an(...)

Kieran Donaghy lines up a shot for  Garveys Tralee Warriors. His  club will play C&S Neptune in the Pat Duffy Men’s National Cup Final at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

If it was the last one – and even Kieran Donaghy doesn’t know if it is so don’t expect any revelations here – but if it was, it ended the way you coul(...)

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