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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JOHN DIVILLY: Patience proves a virtue for Galway

This is a huge step forward for Shane and for Galway’s chances in the Super 8s, writes John Divilly.

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JOHN DIVILLY: Galway throw off the shackles with poise and purpose

When players have real belief that their team is good enough to win a Championship game, then we see good decision-making and football played with a real purpose, writes John Divilly.

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JOHN DIVILLY: John Sugrue building confidence and trust in Laois

The two championship spankings Laois handed to Westmeath prior to last Saturday came in 1979 and 1991.

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JOHN DIVILLY: Resolute Tribesmen eyeing best in the west status now

It was, without doubt, one of the poorest games of football between these two great rivals in living memory. 

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JOHN DIVILLY: There’s no cure from a wallop of an angry mother’s umbrella

It’s almost here. The Championship. So many captivating stories are set to unfold, writes John Divilly.

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