'I think our route to this point probably took more out of us' - Monaghan outlast 'fatigued' Lilywhites
It was, Cian O'Neill suggested afterwards, "definitely one that got away" from Kildare. But history is written by the winners and Monaghan...
It was, Cian O'Neill suggested afterwards, "definitely one that got away" from Kildare. But history is written by the winners and Monaghan...
DUBLIN must plan without John Small for their 'Super 8' opener against Donegal after the defender's one-match suspension was upheld by the Central...
IT’S not that Donegal were wrong in their assertion that Dublin playing two of their ‘Super 8’ games in Croke Park this year puts them at a clear advantage - ergo, casting the other three teams...
It's seen as an open-and-shut case but could history (seven Leinster final wins by a cumulative 66 points) be turned on its head? Here are six...
The long-running saga of Diarmuid Connolly's Dublin absence has taken another twist amid reports that he's set to play football in the US this summer.
A CRAZY end to a full-blooded contest at Innovate Wexford Park ended with the hosts snatching victory at the death while Dublin cursed their second consecutive bout of injury-time heartbreak.
DUBLIN hurlers will have to plan without their most experienced hurler, Conal Keaney, for this Sunday’s crunch Leinster SHC round-robin clash away with Wexford.
SO then, another early-summer calamity for Mayo to be greeted by a fresh wave of morose obituaries.
In some respects, it was all very predictable. Galway rustiness bordering on lethargy eventually replaced by Galway dominance. Stout-hearted Offaly resistance petering out to yield the expected double-digit outcome.
A STRANGE start to our all-new Leinster senior hurling championship in Tullamore this evening.
Diarmuid Connolly was a notable absentee from the St Vincent's line-up for tonight's Dublin SFC...
DUBLIN manager Jim Gavin is confident that Paul Flynn will be back in Sky Blue contention in plenty of time for the start of their Leinster SFC...
DUBLIN football selector Jason Sherlock has accepted an eight-week suspension arising from his involvement in a touchline altercation against Galway eight days ago.
Maybe they'll see it as a blessing in disguise, but Dublin will not be shattering their own unbeaten record any day soon. A pair of Monaghan super-subs have made sure of that.
PERHAPS Monaghan have patented the elusive secret of how to beat the Dubs – deliver the KO blow in the very last second.
MAYBE the solution lies in Longford. Maybe they are the wake-up call that forces fallen giants to get real.
A bout of reality bites for Longford football, just a day after their seniors ambushed Meath in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
DIFFERENT competition, same old story as Dublin opened their round-robin campaign in the inaugural EirGrid Leinster U20 football championship with a runaway 16-point victory over Longford at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park tonight.
KIERAN McGEENEY has never been one to shy away from responsibility for his team’s failings.
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, a famous son of Dublin whose love of the ancient game is open to some question: "To lose one championship match in injury-time may be regarded as a misfortune… to lose both looks like carelessness."
Dublin GAA is moving further away from its rivals, on and off the pitch, after extending the county's lucrative deal with chief sponsors AIG - believed to be worth around €1m per year to Gaelic games in the capital.
Last week’s news that Brendan Murphy was heading Stateside for the summer piqued our interest in more ways than one.
JUST four members of Cuala’s double All-Ireland winners could be linking up with the Dublin hurlers this summer.
A SPARSELY populated Parnell Park, last night, was light years removed from the cacophony of noise that is Croke Park in September.
The 'will he, won't he?' Diarmuid Connolly saga took another twist last night when he didn't feature in club championship action for the St Vincent's footballers, writes Frank Roche.
Drama on the western seaboard, laced with all kinds of anarchy in the home straight.
EXPECT Croke Park fireworks – of the incendiary variety – when these same counties collide again in the Allianz Football League Division 1 final in two weeks' time.
Pat Gilroy loves it when a plan starts coming together. Even if it has taken six weeks to lift the pall of pessimism that followed Dublin's opening 'fright-night' against Offaly back in late January.
THE pre-match script may have promised fireworks between two rivals gripped in a relegation battle. The reality proved more of a damp squib.
CIAN'SULLIVAN could be in his line for his first start of the season as Dublin prepare to tackle the Kerry young guns.
GALWAY footballers have come a long way since they were cruelly dismissed as ‘Fancy Dans’ in the summer of 1998.
IT’S easy to identify Gaelic football’s numero uno but the three closest challengers to Dublin, for several years, have been Mayo, Kerry and Tyrone. And now all three are in something of an Allianz League slump. Are these merely teething problems or portents of a summer dip?
LEE KEEGAN doesn’t spend much time thinking about ‘the incident’.
BERNARD BROGAN has undergone major knee surgery this week, placing a huge question mark over his future as a Dublin footballer.
MAYO diehards made a return trip last Sunday to Celtic Park – the scene of last summer's great escape, chapter one – and saw their team surge from behind to claim both Allianz League points.
What a difference a month makes for the suddenly cock-a-hoop footballers of Cavan.
FIVE points separated these neighbouring foes at the final whistle, and not even the most partisan Royal could scream an injustice.
A STRANGE kind of wonderful in Croke Park tonight, with Dublin pushed far harder than most people had expected before throw-in – and certainly at half-time when they led by six points.
For the hurlers of Dublin, who have worked like terriers this winter only to perform like poodles a week earlier, this was a vindication of sorts in Belfast's Corrigan Park.
THE Dublin hurlers are back in the winning zone – but only just.
SEÁN CAVANAGH couldn’t help but smile when asked, earlier this week, if Tyrone in their pomp would have unseated the all-conquering Dubs of today.
DIFFERENT script, same old story.
KIERAN KINGSTON'S resignation as Cork hurling boss came as a bombshell to his players – but Patrick Horgan can perfectly understand why the manager felt compelled to quit.
Niall Scully was the 'discovery' of last year's O'Byrne Cup campaign for the Dubs, but it remains to be seen if any of this season's crew will emerge to stake a long-term tenure in Jim Gavin's squad.
WHATEVER happens for the rest of 2018, it won't be quite an all-conquering year for the Dublin footballers.
PAT GILROY hasn’t given up on luring Con O’Callaghan into the Dublin hurling fold, it would seem.
All-Ireland champions Cuala became the first Dublin outfit to defend their AIB Leinster club hurling crown in Portlaoise today, coasting to a 14-point victory over 14-man Kilcormac-Killoughey.
They are the most over-used and abused truisms in Gaelic football: character, resilience, never-say-die attitude.
THE doughty men of St Loman's are fast proving themselves the comeback kings of Leinster club football.
ANTHONY DALY has returned to hurling management in the Capital – with Kilmacud Crokes.
Mattie Kenny is probably fed up fielding fawning questions about Con O'Callaghan so, for once, the Cuala manager wasn't even asked.
'GOALS win matches,' goes the old adage. Conversely, they also suck all energy and confidence from the team that's just conceded one.
After a day of odds-shattering upheaval in the race for Leinster club football glory, Moorefield have emerged as the new favourites.
NIALL Hurley Lynch couldn't have chosen a better time to nail his first score of the day in O'Moore Park this afternoon.
Herald GAA correspondent Frank Roche and Ciaran Whelan debate the 2017 All Star football team's tightest call: David Clarke over Stephen Cluxton in goal.
Mattie Kenny says he can't understand it when people ask if his all-conquering Cuala have lost any of their hunger since going the All-Ireland distance last March.
THEY may be reigning AIB All-Ireland club hurling champions but Cuala are certainly not resting on their laurels.
MAYO powerhouse Aidan O'Shea will skipper the Irish International Rules panel that tours Australia next month.
No longer the mercurial match-winner, now the manager of his beloved St Brigid’s, Frankie Dolan took a moment to savour yesterday’s latest Roscommon SFC triumph.
Once upon a noughties time, South Kerry had the Indian sign over Dr Crokes. But that was then - and now the Killarney men are defending Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland club champions.
MOOREFIELD secured a ninth Kildare senior football championship in amazing circumstances at St Conleth's Park today, playing with 13 men for two-thirds of the final.
DUBLIN GAA looks poised for another tug-of-war involving some dual stars coveted by both county squads.
NINE days on from the most captivating All-Ireland final in recent memory is probably the best time for a more reflective perspective on the dark arts of Gaelic football.
DUBLIN hope to finalise the appointment of a new senior hurling manager in the coming days, with all the smart money on former football supremo Pat Gilroy.
Frank Roche gives out his end of season awards after another thrilling summer for gaelic football.
IT was the only match Dublin would lose all summer ... or, at least, the only one we know of.
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?
ONCE upon a time, John Malkovich starred in a movie called, aptly enough, Being John Malkovich. It was funny, quirky, and more than a little weird.
FANCY a light? Then may we recommend this priceless keepsake from a quarter-century ago. “Dublin All-Ireland Football Champions 1992,” our lighter (pictured below) proudly boasts.
FANCY a light? Then may we recommend this priceless keepsake from a quarter-century ago. “Dublin All-Ireland Football Champions 1992,” our lighter (pictured right) proudly boasts.
On January 29 in Drogheda, the image of Leinster football took another slap in the face when Dublin won the O’Byrne Cup despite being on holidays at the time.
Both teams are reporting a clean bill of health for Sunday’s All-Ireland final but that won’t dampen debate about potential changes from Jim Gavin and Stephen Rochford.
COULD it really come to pass? Could Pat Gilroy become the next manager of the Dublin hurlers?
IT’S been a tough few weeks for Dublin and its people.
WHAT have Goggles, Sambo, Jobber, Fingers, Hopper, Gorta and Sparrow got in common? Apart from a line in nicknames that veers between the surreal and the ridiculous?
THE Dublin county board is adamant that it has yet to launch the search for a new hurling manager.
LEE KEEGAN will resume full training tomorrow with his manager, Stephen Rochford, happy to declare a clean bill of health ahead of their All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Kerry in eight days’ time.
KEVIN McSTAY has likened the Croke Park collapse of his Roscommon team to "falling off a cliff".
JIM GAVIN has reiterated his call for GAA chiefs to “reflect” on their use of Croke Park as a concert venue in the height of summer.
Jim Gavin has confirmed that Cormac Costello is his only Dublin casualty for Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final against Monaghan.
JIM GAVIN has stood by his trenchant criticism of The Sunday Game and Sky Sports – but he has ended his one-to-one interview boycott with the broadcast media.
CIARÁN KILKENNY has backed his Dublin manager, Jim Gavin, for standing by suspended star Diarmuid Connolly.
TOMÁS Ó FLATHARTA recalls a conversation with the late Páidí Ó Sé, in the winter of 2003/04, not long after the Kerry legend had accepted the keys to Cusack Park.
Maybe it's just as well that Westmeath know all about Dublin from their last two Leinster finals … because they've just a week to devise a cunning plan to halt the Sky Blue juggernaut.
IT reads like a rout – 11 points separated Westmeath from their vanquished Offaly rivals in TEG Cusack Park today. But that scoreline doesn't tell the full story of a Leinster SFC quarter-final replay that ebbed and flowed in a manner that kept the 4,714 attendance on tenterhooks for more than an hour.
LAST month, as part of The Herald’s football championship preview magazine, we ranked all the heavyweights and wannabes and minnows in ascending order.
THE Diarmuid Connolly saga took another twist today after it emerged that the Dublin forward will, after all, fight his 12-week suspension.
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.
EOIN CADOGAN is at a loss to explain why Cork footballers flirted with disaster in Dungarvan on Saturday night.
This was a tale of two managers in the championship minefield. Turlough O'Brien struck a defiant note about Carlow's recent renaissance and how the pundits have paid lip service to it.
CARLOW caused a mini-sensation in front of the Netwatch Cullen Park faithful by dumping Seamus McEnaney's Wexford out of the Leinster SFC today.
Mark Schutte looks set to become the latest Dublin hurler to join up with the Sky Blue footballers, writes Frank Roche.
MARK SCHUTTE looks set to become the latest Dublin hurler to join up with the Sky Blue footballers.
Davy Fitzgerald’s Nowlan Park walkabout may have generated headlines, but where does it rank in the pantheon of controversies on or off the field of play? Not very high, in fact. As a summer of stars and strife beckons, Frank Roche ranks the Herald’s biggest barneys.
Kevin McManamon is in the dark about the extent of the knee injury that has placed a major question mark over Michael Darragh Macauley's championship involvement with the Dubs this summer.
IT WAS just a short news snippet in yesterday’s Herald ‘Striker’ supplement but the name in the headline leapt from the page.
CONOR DOOLEY insists the Dublin hurlers can beat anyone on their day – despite their recent relegation from the Allianz League's top flight.
Dessie Farrell has rubbished speculation that his Dublin U21 footballers were planning a blanket boycott of this week’s club championship matches in the capital.
THE scoreline reads like a rout, but it doesn't tell the full story of today's Allianz Hurling League semi-final at Nowlan Park.
EAMONN FITZMAURICE has saluted the performance that delivered a first Kerry Allianz League title in eight years – and only his second managerial triumph over Dublin in ten attempts.
JIM GAVIN has bemoaned "uncharacteristic" unforced errors as central to the first Allianz Football League final defeat of his five-year Dublin tenure.
IN the ultra-professional amateur world of the GAA, circa 2017, every elite county possesses an army of statisticians to parse the various on-field data for important trends.
JIM GAVIN is facing several major selection calls for Dublin’s Allianz Football League final showdown with Kerry after his bench bailed him out last weekend.
IT'S official: you will need a necklace of garlic, a wooden stake, plus a silver bullet … and then maybe, just maybe, you might kill off the Dubs.
It all started with a goal, finished with aplomb just three minutes and 15 seconds into his full Dublin debut. It happened in Clones, almost two years ago to the day. And this Sunday, Brian Fenton will return there as the unflappable embodiment of the team that cannot be beaten.
Paul Curran has a bone to pick with Kerry. And it’s not because he’s a Dub looking to score a few cheap points off the enemy when they’re down.
Con O'Callaghan didn't shoot the lights out this time. Colm Basquel didn't even play. And still Dublin finished with 12 points to spare at O'Moore Park.
CON O’CALLAGHAN didn’t shoot the lights out this time. Colm Basquel didn’t even play. And still Dublin finished with 12 points to spare over Offaly at O’Moore Park tonight.
SENAN CONNELL was thrown a real curve ball on Saturday night when asked to name his Dublin forward line for the bigger battles that lie ahead.
Different sport, less glamorous surroundings, same Con O'Callaghan.
DIFFERENT sport, less glamorous surroundings, same Con O’Callaghan.
NEVER mind the quality, savour the grit.
Despite trailing by five points at half-time, Clare hurlers dug deep into their resources of character to record a hard-earned two-point win over a valiant Dublin after an entertaining duel at Cusack Park in Ennis.
DISILLUSIONED Mayo fans leaving Croke Park on Saturday night might well have asked: “Is there anyone who can beat that Dublin team?”