JOHN DIVILLY: Shining lights in a season that failed to reach stellar heights

Goalkeepers of the Year

It’s been the year of the goalkeeper with a series of exceptional performances throughout the championship. My favourite custodian was Graham Brody as he brought the playground ‘fly-goalie’ back into fashion. And how refreshing it was. 

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JOHN DIVILLY: Galway must contain for 10, then roll the dice

Not everyone is happy that Galway are playing Dublin this evening. “How come they didn’t beat Monaghan?” came the cries from the Kingdom all week. “Galway are wasting their time playing Dublin in a semi-final after their no-show against Monaghan,” is the consensus from Kerry.

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JOHN DIVILLY: Michael Murphy rolls back the years to dominate another square

Michael Murphy gave us a glimpse of his past brilliance on Saturday. Past brilliance as one of the best Number 14s in GAA history. He has dominated hundreds of ‘squares’ for the best part of a decade.

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JOHN DIVILLY: Galway turned up with a plan. What was Kerry’s?

The final instalment of round one in the Super 8 produced one of the strangest and most subdued games in Croke Park in a very long time, writes John Divilly.

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JOHN DIVILLY: Kildare's passion play lays foundation for future

Latrobe, the outsider, nosed himself in front with two furlongs remaining in Saturday’s Irish Derby classic at The Curragh. He beat the unrelenting Rostropovich by half a length in the premier Flat race.

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JOHN DIVILLY: Long ball ploy was never going to be enough for Laois against Dublin

It’s a good job Dublin don’t execute the perfect performance every time they play. For if they did, the umpires would be going to the UU (Umpire Union) looking for better T&C’s.

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