When Diarmuid Connolly sat back into the pocket, setting himself up for power fade with the outside of his right boot, in a similar way to Ronan O’Gara and the Grand Slam drop goal over a decade ago, I thought perhaps the story was written in the stars for the prodigal son to return home with the fattened calf.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
When Gaelic football is played right, this game has it all. We haven’t been blessed with a lot of outstanding matches these last five or six years because of the way some teams play, but we were all lucky to see an All-Ireland final like that.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2019
I once heard a story about a wily old country school principal who liked to maintain a tight grip of the reins of the schoolyard every lunchtime — absolutely nobody wanted to get brought to his attention.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2019
“We’ve got James McCarthy back on the pitch, Eoin Murchan, Jonny Cooper, Diarmuid Connolly’s back training with us, Rob McDaid is back, Peadar Byrne Ó Cofaigh is with the U20s, Darren Gavin’s coming back this week as well so there’s a whole host of players who are returning to play and then there is the squad themselves.”
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019
After Kilkenny’s first All-Ireland senior title under Brian Cody in 2000, the strength of his panel was lauded to such an extent that when the Cats cruised through Leinster the following year their second 15 were deemed the next best side in the country.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2018
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
Mick Bohan has worked alongside Jim Gavin embedding skills in Dublin, he has helped raised standards in Clare, and now his Dublin women stand on the cusp of an All-Ireland final. At the core of everything he does is simplifying Gaelic football’s most complex skills, writes.
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017