Bernard Brogan

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Due to the success of Dublin GAA, the notion of pooled sponsorship has been mooted throughout the past decade. Could it now really be on the table? File photograph: Inpho

The weekend almost felt normal. You could sit down at lunchtime on Saturday and wrap a sports bubble around you for the rest of it. There was 10 hour(...)

Bernard Brogan celebrates a goal in the 2016 All-Ireland final against Mayo. File photograph: Inpho

“I was angry. I was pissed off,” concedes Bernard Brogan, not traits you readily associate with one of the most smooth and unruffled forwards of the m(...)

Bernard Brogan lifts the Sam Maguire after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone in 2018. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was Jim McCartan, pioneering Down All-Ireland winner and father of James, who first floated the line past me. I was curious why he hadn’t been am(...)

 Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton kicks the winning point in injury time to clinch victory over Kerry in the memorable 2011 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Bear with me a moment as I start off by digressing a little. It is five years since Bryan Cullen has lifted the Sam Maguire Cup to end the drought and(...)

New Dublin senior football manager Dessie Farrell. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell has confirmed that veteran goalkeeper and captain Stephen Cluxton is “very keen to stay involved” as he seeks to maintai(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton fires the wnning free into the Hill 16 end with the final decisive act of the 2011 All-Ireland final against Kerry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

September 18th, 2011: Dublin 1-12 Kerry 1-11   In more sombre moments I could concede that my life may have been measured out with coffee spoon(...)

Kevin McStay with Jim Gavin: The former Dublin manager joins a cast of totemic figures who fundamentally altered the fortunes of their county. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was no surprise, really, that when Jim Gavin did bow out, he slipped away unobtrusively, in the dead of winter, some two months after the five-in-a(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin with his children Yasmin and Jude after the 2013 final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

2013: Dublin 2-12 Mayo 1-14 Jim Gavin, his first season as manager after Pat Gilroy, just about gets Dublin over the line, forced to leave on a clear(...)

Bernard Brogan: ticked all the boxes as a top class forward during a spectacularly successful  career with Dublin. Photograph: Donall  Farmer/Inpho

In a funny way, the frustration of his last couple of years on the county panel was just about the only box that Bernard Brogan needed to tick in his (...)

Dublin footballer Jack McCaffrey at the launch of the  Asian Gaelic Games, sponsored this year by  CurrencyFair. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Forsaking none of his swiftness in the close season, Jack McCaffrey has just put in a long shift in his job as a doctor in Temple Street and is now in(...)

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