Jim Gavin handed triple injury boost ahead of Dublin's tilt at a fourth All-Ireland title on the bounce
Jack McCaffrey has made a timely return to action from the cruciate ligament injury he suffered in last year's All-Ireland final.
Jack McCaffrey has made a timely return to action from the cruciate ligament injury he suffered in last year's All-Ireland final.
DUBLIN came tantalisingly close to beating Kilkenny in Parnell Park today on Pat Gilroy’s first Championship match as manager in the newly-...
NOMINATED twice for Footballer of the Year but never scored in an All-Ireland SFC final in five...
JIM Gavin has not ruled out a potential return to the Dublin squad for Diarmuid Connolly this...
FORMER Kerry captain Bryan Sheehan is the latest high-profile football figure to raise the prospect of Dublin being vulnerable this summer having been sated by last September’s third All-Ireland SFC in succession.
DUBLIN'S remarkable consistency in the Jim Gavin was underlined again this afternoon after they claimed a fifth League title in the sixth year of his reign.
Amid the wild celebrations in Portlaoise and nursing a badly injured hamstring, Paul Schutte still managed to be philosophical about Cuala's position on the pantheon of great club hurling teams.
CUALA became just the fifth club to win back-to-back All-Ireland club hurling titles in Portlaoise today with a three point win over Na Piarsaigh in an epic replay that will go down as one of classic finals.
CUALA and Na Piarsaigh played out a breathless draw in today;s All-Ireland club hurling final.
DUBLIN all but made certain of a sixth League final appearance in a row today, trouncing Kerry in Croke Park this afternoon by 2-17 to 0-11.
IT has the makings of a sort of modern GAA joke.
With four rounds of the Allianz League behind us and the promotion/relegation battles heating up. We've chosen the form XV of 2018 so far.
The only significant thing Galway didn't win last year was promotion from Division 1B but the reigning All-Ireland and League champions...
DIARMUID Connolly could be in contention to see his first action of the inter-county season when Dublin travel to Castlebar to play Mayo on Saturday evening (7.0).
Given the array of snags Limerick's seemingly never-ending quest to get out of Division 1B has hit over the past seven years, it was only natural that John Kiely approached Saturday's visit of Dublin to the Gaelic Grounds with extreme caution.
The way Division 1B has taken shape, a winner-takes-promotion clash between Limerick and Galway on March 4 is now probable. Mired endlessly in the distinctly less glamorous second rung of league hurling, no team possesses as urgent a spring aspiration for 2018 as John Kiely's men.
THE way this Division 1B competition has taken shape, a winner-takes-promotion clash between Limerick and Galway on March 4th is now probable.
If only the great teams go back-to-back then, by definition, Cuala are now only five weeks shy of a crack at greatness.
Cuala could add their names to a select group of club hurling teams on St Patrick's Day after battling to this semi-final victory over Liam Mellows in Thurles yesterday.
CUALA have a chance to win back-to-back All-Irelands after a 1-17 to 0-10 victory over Liam Mellows in Thurles tonight, featuring another tour de force from Con O'Callaghan.
Afterwards, Mickey Harte was adamant.
It may only have been the first Saturday in February but Dublin produced another demonstration of their pre-eminence in Omagh last night. The scoreline in their victory over Mickey Harte's team was decent short-hand for how it went.
IT may only have been the first Saturday in February but Dublin produced another demonstration of their pre-eminence in Omagh tonight.
OFFALY ensured Kevin Martin’s maiden League game as manager was a happy occasion, winning a first League game in Croke Park since 1991 by beating Dublin by 2-25 to 1-15.
On the eve of the beginning of the Allianz National Football League, we look at four players who could take off over the coming months.
DAVY Fitzgerald and Brian Cody will face off early this year, with Wexford qualifying for next Sunday’s Walsh Cup final by virtue of a 1-20 to 0-16 win over Dublin in Parnell Park.
JOEY Boland has become the latest ‘former’ Dublin hurler to rejoin the county squad this week as Pat Gilroy continues to experiment with both old and new recruits in these early passages of his reign.
Given Tipperary had trimmed them by 17 points just 24 hours previously, Dublin's start to yesterday's Bord na Mona Walsh Cup clash with Antrim in Parnell Park didn't bode well.
DUBLIN are through to the semi-finals of this year’s Walsh Cup with a 4-16 to 0-17 win over Antrim in Parnell Park today.
OPINION as to their ranking was was varied.
The bad news for those who were put out by Dublin’s winning of last year’s O’Byrne Cup with a relative scratch team is that Paul Clarke has named a squad of at least equal quality for the first game of this year’s campaign against Offaly in Parnell Park tonight (8.0).
A sensational late comeback saw Moorefield crowned Leinster club football champions today in Portlaoise.
1. Pre-match meal? I tend to like any pre-match meals on the away trips as the food is always specially selected for our needs and more importantly is always cooked for us! Anything to get out of the kitchen.
IN years to come, when they collate the ‘Greatest Hits of John Costello’ his 2017 report to convention will surely be the album from which they draw the greatest number of hits.
DUBLIN GAA chief executive John Costello has launched an impassioned defence of Jim Gavin and his Dublin senior football team in the wake of the criticism that met their All-Ireland win in September.
PAUL Flynn tells a story about Con O’Callaghan.
MOOREFIELD are into their first Leinster club final since 2006 after beating Rathnew in Aughrim today.
Pat Gilroy is adamant that he "won't go begging anyone" to play hurling for Dublin.
Peter Duggan stole the show in Fenway Park last night as Boston's iconic home of the Boston Red Sox hosted its second hurling tournament in three years.
A luminous yellow sliotar could be used in next summer's All-Ireland SHC as Croke Park are considering making a permanent change from the traditional white model.
PETER Duggan scored 27 points as Clare beat Galway in today’s AIG Fenway Classic final in Boston.
Dublin's John Hetherton and Galway's Adrian Tuohey started a brawl during the first of the AIG Fenway Classic semi-finals at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday.
THE Pat Gilroy era got off to a losing start today in Boston’s Fenway Park as Dublin were beaten by All-Ireland champions Galway in the first of the AIG Fenway Classic semi-finals.
Dublin, Galway, Clare and Tipperary take part in the Hurling Super 11s in Boston this evening. Here is everything you need to know about the event.
ALL it took was a call from new Dublin hurling manager Pat Gilroy.
GALWAY manager Micheal Donoghue says he hopes to have Jonathan Glynn involved with the squad again next year, despite living in New York.
All last week, Harry Murphy's phone buzzed with media requests. "It's always the same when you play the Dubs," he laughed yesterday afternoon after his Rathnew team had pulled off arguably the shock of this GAA season and in doing so, added another layer of mystique to Aughrim's aura.
RATHNEW caused a sensation today in Aughrim, defeating Leinster club champions St. Vincent’s by 1-13 to 1-9.
Cuala have won their third consecutive Dublin Senior Hurling Championship with a one goal win over Kilmacud Crokes in a replay of last year's final.
THINGS Jim Gavin has been accused of in 2017 (an incomplete list).
New Dublin hurling manager Pat Gilroy has a long to-do list ahead of the 2018 season. Conor McKeon picks out the eight most pressing issues for Gilroy to address.
WHEN Ger Cunningham was appointed Dublin hurling manager in October 2014, he spoke about the potential benefits to his new team making hurling a more enticing option for dual players.
JUST minutes after Cuala won their All-Ireland title in March, Paul Schutte stood in the auditorium under the Cusack Stand, shook his head and laughed when asked about Mattie Kenny.
THE identity of Dublin’s new senior hurling manager will be revealed tomorrow night, with the county board now tasked with choosing between Pat Gilroy and Mattie Kenny.
ANDY Moran’s assessment of the cynicism that pock-marked the end of last Sunday week’s All-Ireland final is roughly in keeping with the sentiments of his fellow participants.
ANDY Moran is almost certain to be part of Mayo’s 2018 All-Ireland effort after ruling out any possibility that he might retire from inter-county football.
CHARLIE Redmond has called on the GAA to take strong action against Lee Keegan after he appeared to throw a GPS unit at Dean Rock as he kicked the winning free in last Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC final.
ONE thing is certain ahead of Sunday’s Croker finale - the GAA/GPA All Stars football team is set to be dominated by men in sky blue and green-and-red. How can it be any other way?
JONNY Cooper still has the number 33 jersey given to him by Pat Gilroy in 2012.
IT’S not challenging the boundaries of reason to suggest that Con O’Callaghan is on the cusp of having one of the greatest individual seasons in verifiable GAA history.
BY the time Ciarán Kilkenny was in third class in primary school, they had to put restrictions on him in training in Scoil Oilibhéir.
CIAN O’Sullivan has these All-Ireland SFC final build-ups cracked at this stage.
IT’S been a tough few weeks for Dublin and its people.
ONE Sunday afternoon in Dublin’s company changed Seán Cavanagh’s perception of Jim Gavin’s team irrevocably.
WHETHER he finds solace in it over the winter or not, Derek McGrath can at least reflect on Waterford’s All-Ireland final with no regrets.
MÍCHEÁL Donoghue didn’t exactly take aim but but he didn’t spare anyone either.
Conor McKeon examines the strengths and weaknesses of both sides ahead of what is sure to be a tactical battle between Dublin and Tyrone at Croke Park today.
ON Mayo go. A fourth All-Ireland appearance in six years.
DEREK McGrath revealed today that Waterford management and Conor Gleeson jointly decided to accept his All-Ireland final ban prior to last night’s hearing in the event of the Central Hearings Committee confirming the suspension.
MAURICE Fitzgerald isn’t one for nostalgia.
THE first day Tadhg Morley stepped into a Kerry senior dressing-room, he managed to sit in Colm Cooper’s seat.
THIS week’s villain is whichever Cork supporter(s) deemed it appropriate to bring the Confederate flag to Croke Park yesterday and wave it on Hill 16.
RARELY has such an impressive victory seemed so pedestrian.
PAUL Flynn and Michael Darragh Macauley are nearing a return to play as Dublin’s long-term injuries begin to clear.
WHEN Kieran McGeeney was ousted from his job as Kildare manager in 2013 after losing a ballot of the county's club delegates by just one vote, they surely didn’t see him coming back to haunt them so soon.
WHO next for Dublin hurling?
Tipperary's stride quickens. The All-Ireland champions found some of their native strut in Thurles last night but context was everything. Far, far tougher days lie ahead but at least now they take form with them towards September.
The mindset of Diarmuid Connolly has gradually become an issue of national fascination.
Dublin have hit out at the decision to fix their All-Ireland SHC qualifier with Tipperary for Thurles, with county chairman Sean Shanley insisting the move is an "insult to Dublin".
Ger Cunningham observed that "the bit of hurt was there" in Dublin's performance on Saturday night in Parnell Park.
DUBLIN’S hurling summer scurries on.
Lately, the Leinster SFC has been held aloft and derided as the mutated offspring of the structural imbalances between the perennial winners and almost everyone else.
GIVEN the week that’s been in it, he who must be obeyed requested a different twist on our Theme of the Week, one that reflected the madcap events in O’Moore Park last Saturday evening.
WORD has reached us that a special ‘box within a box’ has been constructed in Innovate Wexford Park to facilitate a certain suspended hurling manager this weekend.
JIM Gavin didn’t look particularly angst-ridden in the moments after Saturday’s opening Leinster SFC win but then, as he told us, he had only been made aware of an incident involving Diarmuid Connolly and a linesman (Ciarán Branagan) when he was asked for an opinion about it.
DUBLIN senior football management face an anxious wait to see if Diarmuid Connolly will face disciplinary action over his altercation with a linesman during Saturday’s Championship victory in Portlaoise.
Dublin won their 19th Leinster Championship match in a row yesterday in O'Moore Park but Carlow avoided the annihilation most expected and the team's current standings suggested.
DUBLIN won their 19th Leinster Championship match in a row in O’Moore Park but Carlow survived the annihilation most expected and the team’s current standings suggested.
Eddie Brennan got the first victory of his managerial career as Kilkenny dethroned Leinster champions Dublin in Nowlan Park.
EDDIE Brennan got the first victory of his managerial career tonight as Kilkenny dethroned Leinster Under 21 champions, Dublin in Nowlan Park.
IT was in January, after a Walsh Cup match with UCD in Parnell Park, when Ger Cunningham was asked for a peek at his blueprints for 2017.
MICHAEL Darragh Macauley’s summer is in real jeopardy.
GALWAY manager Gerry Fahy praised his team’s “character” and “heart” despite going down to Dublin in this evening’s All-Ireland Under 21 final in Tullamore.
DESSIE Farrell signed off on his underage inter-county management stint with a second All-Ireland Under 21 title and again all but ruled out the prospect of managing the Dublin senior team in the future.
For Kerry, this Dublin ‘thing’ is becoming reminiscent of the American tennis player, Vitas Gerulaitis who in 1980, after defeating Jimmy Connors following a run of 16 straight defeats to the great man, declared with mock pride: “Let that be a lesson to you all. Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in-a-row.”
The locals in Ennis were edgy at half-time yesterday.
No laps of honour in Croke Park on Saturday night. Dublin performed a controlled demolition and then disappeared, leaving everyone else with the task of appraising that 35-game unbeaten record they had just set.
FOR all the talk these past couple of weeks of history-in-the-making, you couldn’t but escape the feeling of anticlimax in Croke Park tonight.
Bernard Brogan will start his first inter-county match of 2017 tonight in Croke Park in a Dublin team primed to make history.
BERNARD Brogan will start his first inter-county match of 2017 this evening in Croke Park in a Dublin team primed to make history.
GIVEN he has overseen the most successful hurling era the sport has ever witnessed, it might be safe to presume Brian Cody has enough in the bank to endure a couple of nothing League defeats without drawing too much attention to himself or his team.
BARNEY Rock arrived in Tralee at four o’clock last Saturday for a seven o’clock throw-in.
DUBLIN will attempt to inflict further torment on Kerry in Tralee tonight with high praise from Éamonn Fitzmaurice chiming in their ears.
It was put to Mattie Kenny in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday evening that his team had just stylishly destroyed a modern GAA fairytale in the making.
Slaughtneil's attempt to become the first club to win both All-Ireland club titles fell victim to a cold-blooded performance from Cuala in Armagh yesterday.
Slaughtneil's attempt to become the first club to win both All-Ireland club titles fell victim to a cold-blooded performance from Cuala in Armagh’s Athletic Grounds.
WHATEVER about politics, a week is clearly a long time in hurling.
DAVY Fitzgerald has revealed that he twice turned down Wexford’s advances before agreeing to become their senior hurling manager.
THEY groaned in Navan this afternoon when it was announced that there would be four minutes of additional time.
The GAA’s revenue increased by 7% in 2016 despite falling attendances
Afterwards, Colin Kelly stood before us and drew a deep breath.
Wexford qualified for the semi-finals of this year’s Walsh Cup with a three-point win over Dublin at Shelmaliers grounds in a belter of a match that featured an unseasonal sprinkling of spice.
NEGOTIATIONS for Dublin GAA to purchase the Spawell complex in Templeogue are ongoing, though there is no sign of the deal being finalised.