Dessie Farrell fancied to get top job if Jim Gavin calls time on historic reign
Jim Gavin will consider his future over the coming weeks after steering Dublin footballers to an unprecedented All-Ireland five-in-a-row.
Jim Gavin will consider his future over the coming weeks after steering Dublin footballers to an unprecedented All-Ireland five-in-a-row.
Kerry boss Peter Keane wasn’t making any excuses after seeing this side succumb to Dublin in Croke...
Jim Gavin's Dublin made history this evening after a six-point victory over Kerry saw them clinch their fifth All-Ireland title in a row, a feat never...
The heavy mist still rests idly on the ground. Ballydoyle, the patch of earth from where Aidan O'Brien has conquered the world, is not yet ready to reveal itself.
It's hard to imagine a sequence of events tomorrow afternoon in Croke Park that won't have David Clifford and Paul Mannion in the centre of it.
Kerry's Aidan O'Mahony finds the notion entertaining. That the county had decided David Gough shouldn't referee the All-Ireland final and they dispatched Agents O'Mahony and Fitzmaurice to start the conversation that would ultimately see the Meath man passed over.
It's a measure of the hurt Richie Hogan and Kilkenny feel that four days on from the All-Ireland final defeat, the red card decision is still at the forefront of their minds with suggestions they are considering a swift appeal.
It was a notable aspect of last Sunday's All-Ireland final that, along with a more expensive ticket, the match programme jumped in price - from €5 to €7.
Aidan O’Mahony has insisted there was no Kerry ‘witch hunt’ against David Gough to block him from being named as All-Ireland final referee.
A little over 12 months ago, Tipperary star Niall O'Meara would have been forgiven for thinking that if it wasn't for bad luck, he'd have no luck at all.
James Horan's second coming had an all too familiar feel to it.
Mayo manager James Horan wasn’t looking for any excuses after Dublin’s third quarter surge sealed...
We're underway at Croke Park and, as expected, it's riveting stuff.
Mayo star Sarah Rowe admits it's a "challenge" keeping pace with three-in-a-row-chasing Dublin.
Former Cork footballer Graham Canty insists the performances of the county's senior team and...
It is at once the best of times and the worst of times. On the face of it, there has never been a better time to be an inter-county player.
Declan Darcy has seen both sides of the coin. He's been with the 'haves' and worked among the 'have-nots'. Having a Dublin heart and Leitrim blood gives him a balanced view of the GAA world.
All around him, Michael Darragh Macauley sees reminders that the sands of time are slipping through his fingers.
In the build-up to the 1982 final and Kerry’s ill-fated ‘Drive for Five’, Offaly manager - the late Eugene McGee - didn’t mince his words.
Tipperary's All-Ireland final wins are bedecked with tradition.
Tipperary's All-Ireland-winning coach Tommy Dunne has called for the GAA to turn to technology to assist referees on the GAA's biggest days.
The story of any team is made up of the sum of its individual journeys.
Since they made their debuts in the summer of 2008, the careers of Seamus Callanan and TJ Reid have run parallel. And tomorrow will be the seventh time the pair have met in All-Ireland finals (including the replay in 2014) with Reid (31) coming out on top in six and two going Callanan's (30) way.
Rewind back to mid-September 2010.
Dublin manager Jim Gavin has dismissed the notion that Kerry are football's coming team, insisting "their time is right now".
On the inter-county scene, there are few rivalries that have come as close to Dublin against Mayo this decade but, in the battle for an individual jersey, nothing comes near the battle for the Mayo No 1 shirt.
When news of Cian O'Neill's departure from the Kildare hot seat was confirmed, the bookmakers, as is their wont, were quick with a press release, identifying possible successors.
Kerry manager Peter Keane classes himself as a traditionalist.
On Saturday night, Kerry wasted no time in packing up and starting the long journey back home from Navan.
Páirc Tailteann hadn't quite emptied out but the Kerry team bus was already gone. With eight days until their All-Ireland semi-final, there was no time to be wasted.
Kerry booked their spot in the last four of the All-Ireland race by seeing off a game Meath in a packed Pairc Tailteann.
Tony Martin was basking in the glory of his third success in the Guinness Galway Handicap Hurdle and insisted that horses like Tudor City are the ones "you get up in the morning for".
Willie Mullins was in top form with a hat-trick at Galway on day four. He hailed the "unique" Wicklow Brave after he claimed the Guinness Open Gate Brewery Novice Steeplechase to add to his already glittering CV of wins.
It was a mixed couple of weeks for JP McManus who saw his beloved Limerick hurlers exit the All-Ireland SHC at the semi-final stage in controversial circumstances, while his Adare Manor venue secured the Ryder Cup for 2026.
Gordon Elliott's golden touch when it comes to the Galway Plate continued in Ballybrit when he trained Borice to glory in the showpiece race on day three of the festival.
Ante-post backers will have taken notice of the performance of Petite Mustique which obliged in the Colm Quinn BMW Irish EBF Fillies Maiden on day two of the festival in Galway.
What a difference a year makes.
Former rugby star Johne Murphy was among the winning owners on day one of the Galway Festival when the well-backed Linger got home first in the second race of the day, the EasyFix Handicap Hurdle.
Ladies' Day came early to the Galway festival when up-and-coming amateur jockey Jody Townend steered the Willie Mullins-trained Great White Shark to success in the feature of Day One, the €120,000 Connacht Hotel Handicap.
The small auditorium under the Hogan Stand where the post-match interviews take place is a most clinical environment.
When Liam Sheedy was in the running to take charge of the Tipperary senior hurlers for the second time late last year, he sought the advice of his old friend and outgoing manager Michael Ryan.
Kilkenny have come the hard road to Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final, but the journey has been no less pleasurable for manager Brian Cody.
Tyrone star Mattie Donnelly insists that they always backed themselves to return to the business end of the championship despite their early-summer setback at the hands of Donegal in the Ulster Championship.
Even when he departed the scene last summer, Michael Ryan had no doubt there was more to come from Tipperary.
One read of Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly situation is that Jim Gavin was damned if he did and damned if he didn't.
For all the nuances and systems in modern-day football, it was one of the oldest tricks in the book that reignited Tyrone on Saturday night.
Thirty seven years after PJ McGrath refereed the famous 1982 All-Ireland final that saw the last attempt at five in-a-row come unstuck, his son Paraic will take the whistle in Croke Park on Sunday for a game with a difference.
Tyrone's style of play is still a work in progress, insists Colm Cavanagh, who believes the Red Hand will need a mix of styles if they are to go all the way this summer.
Enda Smith knew all about the talents of Conor Cox long before he became a Roscommon player, but admits he never expected to play alongside the Kerry native.
In the early days of his reign as Meath manager, Andy McEntee pointed out that progress rarely follows a straight line - and it hasn't been straightforward since he took charge of Meath for the 2017 season.
Dublin's Davy Byrne has already completed the set. An All-Ireland winner at minor, U-21 and now four times at senior level - not to mention Sigerson Cup success with UCD - he's already put down a glittering career at the age of just 25.
JJ Delaney scans the Cork forward unit and suddenly their 40-point haul from last weekend makes sense. For Kilkenny to prevail in Sunday's All-Ireland SHC quarter-final clash, Delaney believes the Cats will have to turn the game into a dogfight.
Cork ladies football manager Ephie Fitzgerald has welcomed the news that this year's All-Ireland senior semi-finals will be played in Croke Park and called for closer ties with the GAA to help cover expenses incurred by players around the country..
Peter Harte will have the opportunity to challenge all three black cards later this week that he has picked up in this year's championship to clear himself to play Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park on Saturday.
He's 151 games into his Laois career but Matthew Whelan had no problem waiting on Sunday's historic win over Dublin for what he described as the "best moment" of his career.
Kerry manager Peter Keane insists that James O'Donoghue will be available for selection when Mayo come to town on Sunday.
When Donegal won the Ulster title for the second time in two years, Hugh McFadden reveals they had no hesitation in celebrating it.
History weighed heavily on Meath coming into this game. Not since 2009, when Kildare saw off Division Four Wicklow, had the vanquished Leinster finalists bounced back from defeat to win a qualifier.
Meath claimed the final spot in this year's ‘Super 8s' but only aft being brought to the wire by a game Clare side.
They may be eight-point favourites with the bookies, but don't try telling David Treacy that Dublin will have it easy. Nor should you ask him to think ahead to an All-Ireland quarter-final against Tipperary - at least not yet.
When the story of this Mayo team comes to be written, the author will need at least two volumes - and they won't know where to start.
Enda Smith is relishing another shot at the 'Super 8s' and admits he was "embarrassed" by the county's performance at that stage of the All-Ireland race last year.
GAA president John Horan has claimed that the level of Dublin's funding has been misinterpreted and he revealed he intends to have the figures analysed to give a clearer picture.
Mayo boss James Horan could be facing yet more injury headaches after it emerged that star midfielder Aidan O'Shea is a doubt for Saturday night's do-or-die showdown with Galway in Limerick.
For close to half an hour in the Scotstown clubhouse, GAA president John Horan answered around 50 questions on more than a dozen topics.
While the rest of the country was digesting Limerick's dismantling of Tipperary in the Munster final and preparing for what would be Wexford's famous win over Kilkenny in the Leinster final, Joe Quaid and Eddie Brennan were occupied with the off-broadway business of the Joe McDonagh Cup.
John Meyler has added to Cork's backroom team ahead of Sunday's preliminary All-Ireland quarter-final against Westmeath, with former midfielder Tom Kenny on board for the rest of the season.
The season before Colm Collins took charge of Clare, the Banner had put down another forgettable season.
Lee Keegan looks almost certain to sit out Mayo's do-or-die All-Ireland SFC Round 4 qualifier clash with Galway on Saturday, after limping out of their one-point defeat of Armagh last weekend.
Westmeath hadn't yet left the Croke Park pitch, but manager Joe Quaid was already trying to lift them for what was to come down the road.
Eddie Brennan’s first season in senior intercounty management has produced championship silverware as his Laois side consigned Westmeath to Joe McDonagh cup final heartbreak for the second year in a row.
There was a silver lining to Tipperary's early exit from the championship last year for Ronan Maher.
Mayo are facing a midfield injury crisis with the news that captain Diarmuid O'Connor is set to miss the rest of the Championship after fracturing a wrist in training.
On October 19, long after the dust has settled from the 2019 hurling and football championships, the GAA is set to call a Special Congress where it's thought the organisation's main decision-making body will be asked to make a far-reaching decision.
Former Kerry star Aidan O'Mahony insists Kerry would get to the final in any province despite Seán Cavanagh's claims to the contrary.
So that's it then. A transfer to the US brings the Diarmuid Connolly saga to an end and we all get to get on with our lives.
Wexford's Leinster SHC final hopes suffered a double blow yesterday as Damien Reck emerged as an injury doubt for Sunday's clash with Kilkenny - just hours after the influential Aidan Nolan was hit with a two-match ban.
As Tipperary stuttered through the league, generally failing to impress anyone in the first few months of Liam Sheedy's second coming, the Premier boss continually reminded us that he was looking at the bigger picture.
Irish Derby chiefs are unhappy with the GAA after they turned down an appeal to move the throw-in time of Kildare's All-Ireland SFC qualifier with Tyrone in Newbridge on Saturday.
Even in its time, the Strategic Review Committee's (SRC) publication of 2002 was considered a bold and far-reaching document.
Andy McEntee wasn't going to be drawn into a debate about the state of Leinster football. Or, more accurately, how far Dublin are ahead of the rest. It wasn't, he insisted, the time or the place.
Depending on your viewpoint, the glass is half full or half empty for Kerry as they head for the 'Super 8s' next month.
Kerry are Munster champions for the 81st time but Peter Keane's team left Páirc UÍ Chaoimh with at least as many questions as answers.
Kerry are Munster champions for the 81st time but Peter Keane's team left Pairc Ui Chaoimh with at least as many questions as answers.
When Seán O'Shea looks around Páirc Uí Chaoimh tonight, he'll see several familiar, if not friendly, faces.
Earlier this week, Sean Cavanagh suggested the five-in-a-row could be a "procession". Tomás Ó Sé insisted that the odds on already-strong favourites Dublin had to shorten considering the slip-ups experienced by last year's other three All-Ireland semi-finalists in recent weeks.
Sean Cavanagh expects a reaction from an "angry" Tyrone camp when the face Longford in Pearse Park tomorrow.
Ahead of Andy McEntee's first championship match in charge of Meath in 2017, the county staged a media day in Dowth Hall in the Boyne Valley.
Croke Park will be just about half-full for Sunday's Leinster SFC final between Dublin and Meath - with the attendance approximately 20,000 down on the same fixture five years ago.
Bryan Menton is fortunate enough to have been around the Meath set-up long enough to remember a provincial triumph over Dublin - he was part of the panel for the five-goal victory in 2010 - but that has merely been a blip on the radar.
It seems that Roscommon's newest hero Conor Cox has always been more appreciated beyond the bounds of his native county of Kerry.
The chasing pack is, Seán Cavanagh reckons, doing little in the way of chasing just now.
Former Dublin star Senan Connell believes the debate that rages around Dublin football and the advantages they enjoy will only add fuel to the fire as Jim Gavin's men go in search of a fifth All-Ireland title in a row.
When the statistics from last year's championship emerged, following Dublin's fourth All-Ireland title in a row, the numbers showed that Ciarán Kilkenny had put down an incredible season in terms of efficiency.
There are several permutations and combinations in the offing for the Leinster Championship this weekend but Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald just wants his side to still be in the hunt after Saturday night.
The Mayo County Board have hit out at the timing of their qualifier with Down on Saturday week, insisting the 7pm throw-in is "unfair" on their supporters who face considerable travel time to attend, and return from, the fixture.
Killian Clarke's smile as he came off the pitch in Clones could hardly have been any broader. Cavan had been put to the pin of their collar by Armagh but by the end, Clarke's seven-year itch had been scratched. Cavan were back in an Ulster final.
Underneath the stand in Clones, Cavan manager Mickey Graham admitted to getting emotional after bringing Cavan back to a first provincial decider in almost two decades.
A storming finish which saw Cavan kick six the last seven points of the game secured a first Ulster final appearance for the Breffni men since 2001.
If Eamon McGee needed a reminder that he was on the outside looking in after his Donegal retirement, it was always likely to come from his brother.
Last year, Patrick Horgan overtook Christy Ring's scoring record for Cork.
It's a distant memory now, but at one stage Cavan's Martin Reilly was on a very different sporting path.
He's the current All-Star goalkeeper but Eoin Murphy wanted to be the next Henry Shefflin when he was younger.
At various points in David Clifford's career, there were chances to perhaps take another path.
Their win was only a few minutes old, but underneath the stand in O'Connor Park in Tullamore, the Kildare dressing room had already moved to a war footing.
Kilkenny manager Brian Cody will have his strongest hand yet at his disposal when Galway visit Nowlan Park for their Leinster SHC clash on Sunday.
In some ways, Kildare are the GAA's glorious mystery.
A powerful third quarter performance laid the ground work for Kildare to advance past Longford and secure a date with Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday.
Last September, Clare's Podge Collins could only sit in his house in Limerick and listen to the city party.
There was only one place Clare's Diarmuid Ryan was going to turn for advice ahead of his championship debut against Waterford earlier this month.
When Paul Geaney looks back at the player he was when he was first called in to the Kerry panel in 2011, he allows himself a smile.
Last Saturday the Dublin footballers had every right to feel pleased with themselves.
Former Banner star Brian Lohan has hit out at Clare GAA chiefs, insisting the county is "being let down by the county board".
Former Donegal star Eamon McGee believes Dublin have dropped back to the chasing pack, but is close to certain they will land their fifth All-Ireland title in row this year.
Former Clare star Brian Lohan has questioned whether the incident that saw his former team-mate Davy Fitzgerald sent to the stands during Wexford's Leinster SHC draw with Galway was borne out of "genuine passion".