All too easy for Dublin as Jim Gavin's All-Ireland champions obliterate Roscommon
DUBLIN gave yet another demonstration of their devastating capacity to obliterate mid-to-high ranking teams in Croke Park this evening.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Whatever Mattie Kenny goes on to achieve with Dublin, he is unlikely to recall his first league match as an inter-county manager with any great warmth.
BRIAN Fenton is in line to play for Dublin in their Division 1 league clash with Monaghan in Clones on Sunday.
DUBLIN will be without at least three of their 2018 All Stars for Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division 1 opener against Monaghan in Clones (2.0).
KERRY footballer Stephen O’Brien is the latest county player to cast doubt over the future of the proposed hand pass rule.
CILLIAN O’Connor is set to miss at least the first three of Mayo’s Allianz League Division 1 fixtures as he continues his recovery from a knee operation.
New Year. Old gripes.
GALWAY’S hurlers began their competitive 2019 with a win, beating Dublin in a Walsh Cup semi-final today in Parnell Park that appeared to be chugging harmlessly towards an inevitable conclusion before sparking furiously towards a frantic end.
Gary Maguire and Shane Durkin have both called time on their lengthy inter-county hurling careers.
Three wins from three for Mattie Kenny and now a looming date with his native county, Galway, in a Walsh Cup semi-final.
MATTIE Kenny made it three wins from three Walsh Cup matches in Portlaoise today, with his Dublin team beating Laois by 1-18 to 1-16 to set up a meeting with his own county, Galway, in next Sunday’s semi-final.
MATTIE Kenny has challenged his medical personnel and athletic development team to have as many players available to him as possible for the start of Dublin’s 2019 League campaign.
These may be the embryonic stages of the Mattie Kenny regime for Dublin hurling but all the very early indications are positive, even if context is essential.
CONAL KEANEY is part of Mattie Kenny's plans for 2019, the new Dublin manager has revealed.
The Mattie Kenny era for Dublin hurling began with a victory at Netwatch Cullen Park on a night when the rain pelted every corner of the ground and the 100 or so hardy souls who braved the elements to watch the match.
THE Mattie Kenny era for Dublin hurling began in Carlow tonight with a Walsh Cup victory over the home side.
JOHNNY McCaffrey has announced his inter-county retirement from hurling at the age of 31.
JACK McCaffrey admits two interesting things about his voting patterns for the Footballer of the Year award.
High drama in Parnell Park this afternoon.
THE luminous yellow sliotar used in last weekend’s Fenway Hurling Classic is expected to become standarised by the GAA.
PORTLAOISE will play Kilmacud Crokes in the Leinter club SFC semi-final in Parnell Park on Sunday November 24th after ousting defending provincial champions, Moorefield, in Newbridge today.
TUESDAY was not a normal evening in Parnell Park.
BALLYBODEN St. Enda’s advanced to the Leinster club SHC semi-finals tonight in Parnell Park with an extra-time victory in their delayed quarter-final with Clonkill in a match played under the pall of desperate tragedy.
THE organising committees don’t reveal figures but it would have been interesting to learn the voting for tonight’s PwC Footballer of the Year ballot.
THIS was the summer the format of the hurling Championship underwent its most significant structural change yet the end-of-season awards assume a conventional pattern.
If there was a single player symbolic of Ballyboden St Enda's seventh Dublin title, won at the expense of Kilmacud Crokes in Parnell Park yesterday in their replayed final, it was Conal Keaney.
IF there was a single player symbolic of Ballyboden St Enda's seventh county title, won at the expense of Kilmacud Crokes in Parnell Park today in their replayed final, it was Conal Keaney.
DUBLIN’S kingmakers will wait until after the county hurling final on Sunday, October 21 before announcing a new senior hurling manager.
THE GAA are considering making a second major rule change to the kick-out in football in less than a year as part of a five-point plan intended to “enhance the core skills of Gaelic football.”
THE final paragraph of the statement released by the 12 former Mayo footballers and two backroom team members who walked away from the panel reads: “We hope this answers the questions which have been in the public sphere.”
SOMEWHERE between taking the Dublin hurling manager’s job in September last year and his final match in charge in June, Pat Gilroy distilled the team’s many and varied problems into two chief issues.
PAT Gilroy has made the shock decision to step down as Dublin senior hurling manager.
UNLIKE Alexander the Great, who wept when he saw the breadth of his domain and realised he had no worlds left to conquer, Brian Fenton looks like he intends to knock good craic out of trying to do it all again.
CALL him crazy – and plenty have many, many times – but Owen Mulligan has a theory.
THERE’S a familiar rhythm now to these pre All-Ireland weeks in Dublin.
JOHN Kiely wants to put it on the record.
THE Dublin winning machine keeps on rolling.
HOW exactly should we honour the 26 men who finished the 1983 All-Ireland senior football final? Surely tomorrow's first championship rematch between Dublin and Galway merits a pre-game parade of old sparring partners?
EIGHT days previously, Clare’s joint hurling manager Donal Moloney stood in the same spot where Jim Gavin sat on Sunday in the media room under the Hogan Stand in Croke Park, beaming with adulation for Aron Shanagher.
Jim Gavin heaped praise on a “determined, focused” Bernard Brogan after the Dublin star completed a remarkable injury recovery yesterday in Croke Park.
TIPPERARY are on the hunt for a new senior hurling management team after the surprise announcement this evening from Michael Ryan and his selectors that they are stepping down en masse.
For some reason this evening, the public announcement system in Croke Park played the song ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ as Galway and Clare huddled not 10 metres away from each other at half-time in extra-time in their instant-classic All-Ireland semi-final.
MUCH of next week will be spent speculating over which players Jim Gavin will grant precious game time to against Roscommon in a match that has no material significance and falls just six days before their All-Ireland semi-final.
ADD taking them out of Croke Park and reducing the size of the pitch to the growing list of redundant theories about how to beat Dublin.
JIM Gavin faces a major decision about whether to keep faith with the team that beat Donegal in Croke Park last Saturday or shuffle his deck as he prepares to bring his team to Omagh.