Con O'Callaghan injury takes gloss off latest Dublin crown as Cuala target bigger things
THE odd sight of Con O’Callaghan retiring injured after just five minutes of today’s Dublin SHC final was about the only blemish on an otherwise...
THE odd sight of Con O’Callaghan retiring injured after just five minutes of today’s Dublin SHC final was about the only blemish on an otherwise...
Yesterday's announcement that Michael Maher will succeed Ciarán Deely as London manager closed the book on senior football vacancies for 2020.
ANTHONY Daly has stepped down as Kilmacud Crokes senior hurling manager after two years in charge.
St Jude’s became the first team to book their place in the Dublin SFC semi-finals at Parnell Park with an authoritative seven-point victory over a hugely disappointing St. Vincent’s in Parnell Park.
ALL-IRELAND SHC champions Tipperary will begin their 2020 Munster campaign with an away game against Waterford after the fixtures for next...
BERNARD Brogan will decide whether or not to call time on his inter-county career after meeting Jim Gavin next week.
CIARÁN Kilkenny says there has still been no mention of retirements from within the Dublin camp as they make a return to playing this weekend for their respective clubs.
IT'S impossible for Paul Flynn to narrate the story of the Dublin footballers: 2015 to 2019, without a prologue.
"I’d be of the opinion," observed a philosophical Jonny Cooper, "that you get what you deserve."
“He’s a small individual but he’s worth his weight in gold.”
If there’s a splash of nostalgia about the respective appointments of Jack O’Connor and Seamus McEnaney in Kildare and Monaghan, it’s also in...
MORE than anyone directly involved in Tommy Lyons's short-lived insurrection during the long hot summer of 2002, Ray Cosgrove exemplified what...
FORMER Galway team mates Pádraic Joyce and John Divilly have inevitably been installed as the favourites to succeed Kevin Walsh as their...
These are vital days for Jim Gavin.
You could argue, with some justification, that Dublin's experience of playing in an All-Ireland final replay in 2016 present them with a clear advantage as yesterday's combatants begin the process of...
DJ Carey is expected to become part of Brian Cody’s remodelled Kikenny management team, according to reports.
Former All-Ireland club hurling kingpins Cuala are one win away from a fourth Dublin SHC title in five years after inflicting a 3-21 to 1-16 defeat on St Vincent's in yesterday's semi-final at Parnell Park.
CUALA’S are one win away from a fourth Dublin SHC title in five years after a dismantling of St Vincent’s in Parnell Park this evening.
Galway GAA sponsors Supermac's are seeking clarification from the Galway County Board as to how sponsorship monies have been spent over the past five years.
Ciarán Kilkenny has revealed that a chat with Dublin's management after the drawn All-Ireland final with Kerry helped to energise his attacking game for his starring role in the replay success.
In the 75th minute of the drawn All-Ireland final, Seán O'Shea became the last would-be Kerry match-winner to wander into a thicket of blue shirts inside the Dublin '45.
Alan Brogan believes his brother Bernard can make an impact on Saturday's All-Ireland SFC final replay if given the chance by management.
Dean Rock's fifth point of the drawn All-Ireland final was arguably the most impressive of his ten, even if the historical significance was lost on everyone in Croke Park.
Jim Gavin is to resist the temptation to reshuffle and will keep changes to a minimum for Saturday's All-Ireland SFC replay, with Eoin Murchan the likeliest to graduate from the bench into Dublin's starting line-up.
The humiliation to Kerry in 2009 showed Pat Gilroy that things had to change
Tomas Quinn has backed Diarmuid Connolly to be Dublin's match-winner in Sunday's All-Ireland final.
There is, Tomás Quinn accepts, an inevitability that a Dublin victory on Sunday would prompt a raft of commentary about the role of finance in what would be the most dominant decade of any county in the history of the All-Ireland SFC, writes Conor McKeon.
TOMÁS Quinn has backed Bernard Brogan to make an impact on Sunday’s All-Ireland final if he makes Jim Gavin’s 26-man matchday panel.
This being a Dublin v Kerry All-Ireland final, neutral hopes have swelled for a game-for-the ages-type decider by way of concluding a strange, transformative decade for inter-county football.
Three weeks after the only championship defeat of his reign as Dublin manager, Jim Gavin did something he hadn't done before and hasn't done since.
Michael Fennelly is set to become the next Offaly senior hurling manager.
MICHAEL Fennelly is set to be the next Offaly senior hurling manager.
Paddy Andrews knew he was in trouble before he even hit the ground.
Peter Keane likes his motoring metaphors, which couldn't be more apt given that he now faces the ultimate challenge for any inter-county manager: trying to stop the Dublin juggernaut in the home straight of the fabled Drive for Five.
On the first night Mickey Whelan came in to train with Dublin in October of 1958, himself and Paddy Holden were bestowed with two jewels of wisdom.
FIRST, the rules. And a few disclaimers.
Mattie Kenny has confirmed that he will remain as Dublin hurling manager for 2020, ending speculation that he could be the next Galway boss.
It's always been about the numbers for Ray Boyne and one in particular from this season stands out.
Was it the 'Mill at the Hill' in 2006 or is the Dublin-Mayo needle a creation of this decade?
Was it the 'Mill at the Hill' in 2006 or is the Dublin/Mayo needle a 21st century creation?
Jim Gavin has two selection issues to finalise ahead of tomorrow's sold-out All-Ireland SFC semi-final clash with Mayo in Croke Park.
Sooner or later we're going to have to stop being surprised. Mayo? In an All-Ireland semi-final? After much strife and drama!
FOR a dead-rubber, Sunday’s meeting of last year’s All-Ireland finalists in Omagh has a sufficient number of sub-plots to sustain an unnatural level of intrigue, given what’s not at stake.
IN a recent interview with the Herald, Joe McNally recalled Dublin’s 1983 All-Ireland semi-final replay victory over Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh with a palpable sense of affection.
EIGHTEEN minutes into this evening’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final in Croke Park, everything for Kilkenny looked not just hunky, but dory as well.
DUBLIN gave yet another demonstration of their devastating capacity to obliterate mid-to-high ranking teams in Croke Park this evening.
JOE McNally’s biggest regret might surprise you.
JIM Gavin faces a selection dilemma in attack ahead of Saturday’s Super 8 clash with Roscommon in Croke Park (7.0).
Nowhere are the supposed effects of Dublin GAA’s reported wealth more robustly disputed than among those involved with the teams said to benefit.
It wasn't the first time Declan Bonner stood outside a dressing-room reflecting happily on the immense contribution of Donegal's big leaders to an important victory.
IF Donegal are to be Dublin’s greatest threat this summer, they’ll require some improvement on their opening performance in this year’s Super 8s.
Diarmuid Connolly has made a sensational return to the Dublin senior football squad.
Not that we'd expected Dublin to be discommoded in any way during the Leinster Championship just passed, but the whole thing passed with so little incident that it feels as though we have seen less of their true self than at this point in previous seasons.
FEW events in the GAA are the subject of as many conflicting rumours as the behind-closed-doors inter-county challenge match.
The story goes that before his appointment as Dublin hurling manager in November of 2001, Kevin Fennelly travelled from Kilkenny for talks with relevant members of the county board.
Jonny Cooper is unlikely to play in Dublin's Super 8s opener against Cork in Croke Park on Saturday (7.0).
MATTIE Kenny wore the dazed expression of a man who'd seen too much.
THE contrast couldn’t have been more sharply defined.
Dublin hurling captain Chris Crummey admits now that celebrations after their victory over Galway in Parnell Park were "bittersweet" after he discovered Dublin hadn't secured a place in the Leinster final.
Dublin fans breathed a sigh of relief last night after a scan revealed that James McCarthy has not suffered long-term damage to his knee.
Dublin's worst injury fears over James McCarthy have been allayed after a scan revealed he has not suffered long-term damage to his knee.
HERE were two dark clouds over Dublin’s victory over Meath for what was a record ninth Leinster title in a row in Croke Park yesterday.
If there was a single sentence uttered at Meath’s recent Leinster final press night that could be classed as revealing as to their mindset ahead of this, their first provincial decider in five years, it came cloaked in the measured sentiments of Andy McEntee.
ON May 20, 2001, a Leaving Cert student with a prodigious reputation at underage, made his senior hurling debut for Dublin against Laois in Nowlan Park.
GALWAY have been sensationally dumped out of this year’s All-Ireland SHC after a four-point defeat to Dublin in Parnell Park tonight.
Nobody's quite sure how it started but most are certain about when. "It really began in 2011 when we turned them over in Tullamore," says Niall Corcoran of the Dublin/Galway rivalry, the flintiest of his inter-county career which, as it happened, involved the county of his birth and the county he came to represent.
PADRAIC Harnan is expected to be fit for Meath’s Leinster SFC final with Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday week.
MEATH are back in a Leinster final after an 11-point victory over Laois in Croke Park this afternoon.
What then, is left to be said about Stephen Cluxton?
JIM Gavin was adamant that Paul Mannion did not deserve to be sent off during Dublin's opening Leinster SFC victory over Louth in O'Moore Park tonight.
THESE early Leinster SFC matches have had a tedious quality to them lately but Dublin's seasonal opener in Portlaoise this evening contained more entertainment that is strictly customary for May.
If Dublin’s quest to become the first team in either code to achieve the mythical five-in-a-row is to be derailed by the associated hysteria, it’s unlikely to be blown off course in Portlaoise tomorrow.
JOHN Meyler said he had no hesitation about entrusting Eoin Cadogan with task of marking Limerick’s in-form Aaron Gillane last Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds.
As we nodded in agreement that we'd witnessed the best match of the hurling summer in Parnell Park yesterday and signed off on another mid-May exit for Dublin from the Leinster Championship, Seán Moran stood deep in concentration over a 20-metre free.
SEÁN Moran kept Dublin's hurling summer alive today in Parnell Park after slamming home a 75th goal from a free to salvage a draw for Mattie Kenny's team against Wexford.
PADDY Cullen takes a call in the Algarve, "broken-hearted" at the death this morning of his old friend and Dublin GAA icon, Anton O'Toole.
After 20 minutes of the second half in Páirc Tailteann yesterday, the locals were well and truly restless.
They have experienced enough provincial torture these past few years in Meath football to sense a disaster coming well in advance of its arrival.
Dublin's hopes of causing an upset in Nowlan Park tomorrow (7.0) have suffered a big blow with Mark Schutte and Paul Winters now ruled out of this year's Leinster SHC.
Joe Canning says he is not working towards a specific return date from the groin injury that threatens to ruin his summer, insisting he is taking his rehabilitation "week by week".
JUST four teams can credibly challenge Dublin for this year’s All-Ireland SFC title, according to Kieran Donaghy.
FOR all its accelerated tactical evolution, there are times when the old maxim about football being a simple game are undeniably true and last night, as the lightfaded in Broomfield, was such an occasion.
KILDARE captain Eoin Doyle is now a major injury concern ahead of the Lilywhites’ opening Leinster SFC against Wicklow on May 11.
The Carlow footballers preparations for the Leinster SFC have been rocked by lengthy suspensions to their manager, coach and star player.
MICHAEL Murphy feels the offensive mark requires a more substantial trial before a definitive judgment can be made on whether to adopt the rule on a permanent basis.
THE most remarkable aspect about the 2018 All-Ireland SFC – other than Dublin’s annexation of a fourth consecutive Sam Maguire – was the collectively tepid challenge fronted by their accepted rivals.
Consensus from the participating managers in Saturday night's Division 2 league final over the scale of Michael Murphy's influence on Donegal's two-point victory was unanimous.
For about an hour this evening in Croke Park, it looked as though Meath would cap their most progressive spring in years with Division 2 silverware and a victory over the only team to beat them in an otherwise sparkling League campaign.
IT’S not quite the 45-year All-Ireland hurling drought they ended last August but Aaron Gillane is adamant that winning a first League title since 1997 would represent a significant achievement for this Limerick team on Sunday.
It wasn’t that Jim Gavin left the proverbial door open specifically for a return for either or both of Diarmuid Connolly and Rory O’Carroll.
JIM GAVIN has warned that gaelic football is “just one rule change away from becoming Australian Rules” if the experimental playing rules used during this year’ Allianz Leagues are adopted on a permanent basis.
Jim Gavin paid tribute to Paddy Andrews after Dublin's low-key victory over Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park.
DUBLIN completed an odd League campaign with a tepid six-point victory over Cavan in Kingspan Breffni Park today.
Rory O’Carroll’s timing is either immaculate or unfortunate.
Outwardly Mattie Kenny displayed a coolness that suggested he was the least surprised person in Thurles on Saturday but there was no disguising the significance of Dublin's victory.
A rare victory in Thurles and perhaps a statement of sorts from the Dublin hurlers. They beat Tipperary by a point in a match the home team never led to book a league semi-final with All-Ireland champions Limerick next weekend.
A rare victory in Semple Stadium and perhaps even a statement of of sorts from the Dublin hurlers in Thurles this afternoon.
Rory O’Carroll trained with the Kilmacud Crokes senior hurlers last night after returning from a three-year stay in New Zealand last weekend, with Anthony Daly confirming that he intends to play both codes for the club.
THE prospect of a third Dublin/Kerry League final in four years is a growing possibility after yesterday’s Division 1 results with Brian Howard admitting another spring meeting of football’s biggest rivals on March 31st would be “a great occasion.”
A day for those who like their hurling physical and low-scoring.
DUBLIN survived a scare amid atrocious conditions in Parnell Park today to beat Laois by 0-13 to 0-11 in the last match of their Division 1B programme.
Dessie Farrell will work with the Dublin senior hurling panel in 2019 in what manager Mattie Kenny described as “a support role” to the squad and management team.
THE prospect of failing to make the League final for the first time in six years was “in the back of everyone’s head,” in the Dublin camp before last Saturday’s victory over Mayo in Croke Park according to Cian O’Sullivan.
Mattie Kenny was sanguine over the late penalty that almost wrecked his Sunday afternoon in Parnell Park.
HIGH drama in Parnell Park as Dublin absorbed the concession of four Waterford goals and a 78th minute penalty to win their Division 1B by two points.
MAYBE it's just a symptom of human nature that when counties contest such weighty matters so frequently featuring largely the same people, they develop the sort of hostility that Dublin and Mayo have cultivated for one another in recent years.
Jim Gavin will be forced to dig deep into his defensive options for next Saturday’s Division 1 clash with Mayo.
MEATH secured two valuable points in this year’s ultra-competitive Division 2 today, beating Armagh by 2-13 to 0-13 after surviving a second half comeback from Kieran McGeeney’s men.
ALAN Brogan reckons it would be “unfair” for Dublin to be forced out of the county to play their designated ‘home’ game in this year’s All-Ireland quarter-final group stages.
KEVIN Cassidy has described the tragic death of Gaoth Dobhair team mate Micheál Roarty as a 'sledgehammer' blow to the community.
Some Championship 2019 matches in football and hurling that finish level after extra-time will be decided by penalty shoot-out if a motion from Central Council passes at congress in Wexford this month
It wasn't so much a phoney war in Croke Park on Saturday night but a frozen skirmish.
Little Dublin do this year will go under the footballing radar but last night's low-key league victory over Galway is already neatly filed under that heading.
LITTLE enough Dublin do this year will go under the footballing radar but last night’s low-key League victory over Galway is already neatly filed under that heading.
A deplorable night for hurling in Parnell Park, but afterwards, the competing managers appeared comforted by most of what had unfolded in the rain and mud in Donnycarney.