Sean Cavanagh

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 Peter Canavan in action for Tyrone against Derry in 1995. Photograph: Inpho

At the height of Covid lockdown in the summer of 2020, with no sporting fixtures to distract and the world taking pause to lean back into nostalgia, t(...)

Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny and manager Dessie Farrell. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On the weekend of the May bank holiday in 2012, Ciarán Kilkenny won his first All-Ireland title. The Dublin under-21s beat Roscommon in Tullamore by 2(...)

Seán Cavanagh: ‘I think it’s fairly petty of the GAA to be trying to be seen as taking something away from the players and restricting the players.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Tyrone captain and secretary of the Gaelic Players Association, Seán Cavanagh, has come out strongly in favour of their ongoing media blackout (...)

Pádraig O’Hora, Ryan O’Donoghue and Kevin McLoughlin, Mayo after being beaten by Tyrone in the All Ireland senior football championship final at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s not that sport has a monopoly on roller-coasting extremes of emotions, all walks of life have their fair share of them too, of course. But stil(...)

Pat Spillane, Seán Cavanagh and presenter  Joanne Cantweli on the RTÉ studio at Croke Park during the All-Ireland semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Seán Cavanagh and Pat Spillane hammered away at each other on RTÉ television last Saturday before the All-Ireland football semi-final, it would not(...)

Tyrone’s Conor Meyler, Padraig Hamspey, Ronan McNamee and Michael McKernan tackle Adrian Spillane of Kerry - It appeared as if Kerry hadn’t considered the advent of a blanket defence. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just like that, all has changed. As I watched the scenes in Croke Park at the final whistle on Saturday - Tyrone ecstasy, Kerry dazed - I thought back(...)

Niall Morgan: plays in  his  fifth All-Ireland semi-final for Tyrone when he lines out against Kerry. In the county’s history,   only Seán Cavanagh and, assuming they tog out, Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly will have played in more. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Niall Morgan doesn’t ask that you take his word for anything. He absolutely is not looking for your sympathy. If you have made your mind up on the rig(...)

Mayo and Meath players get acquainted with each other during the 1996 All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Inpho

I have had a week or so of holidays in Ballina. It wasn’t the best timing to return to the fatherland after the controversy of the Dublin-Mayo game. I(...)

Patrick McBrearty is a top talent and a mature player but he hasn’t won an All Star yet. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The closer we get to this weekend’s semi-finals, the more farcical the whole situation becomes. Surely this is a first for world sport: a format that (...)

Seán Cavanagh in action for Ireland against Australia in  October 2008 at the  Subiaco Oval, Perth, Western Australia. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Seán Cavanagh caused a bit of a stir back in the day when comparing International Rules success with winning the All-Ireland. He had captained Irel(...)

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