Genius, we have long known, is subjective and wears many faces. Whether it’s Messi riding tackles, Steve Smith knocking another century in the Old Trafford mud, or Sinead O’Connor reminding us all what it is to be alive, when we observe it, we can lose ourselves temporarily, unprepared for what we have just witnessed.
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.
In the 2017 Division 1 final, Kerry brought Dublin’s 36-game unbeaten record across League and Championship to an end. Next Sunday, they aim to prevent Jim Gavin’s men from extending their defeat-less Championship run to 36. Thirty-three Championship wins and two draws have brought Dublin to the brink of creating GAA history. Here are 15 facts and figures behind their remarkable five-in-a-row tilt:
His name was at the centre of this week’s frivolous All-Star arguments, but newly-crowned All-Star goalkeeper Rory Beggan is keeping himself at the top of the agenda by scoring an audacious point from play in Scotstown’s Ulster club win over Burren on Sunday.
Halloween night is over. No more apple bobbing or scary stories or playing pranks allowed. The serious announcement of the All-Stars. An All-Star — a principal performer during the 2018 GAA Senior football season. They have been announced, writes
When Mike Tyson was asked if he was concerned about the plan that the more strategic Evander Holyfield would bring to their title fight, the champ dismissively replied: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”.