THIS weekend sees the showpiece in our football calendar: the All-Ireland SFC final and what is perceived to be the rivalry of all rivalries, 30-time winners Dublin versus 38-time winners Kerry. There are so many facets to this game that make it intriguing and we will have the usual preview talk of key match ups, potential […]
By Michael McMullan DUBLIN manager Dessie Farrell has named an unchanged team for Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Monaghan in Croke Park (5.30pm). Whether it’s the Dublin team that actually starts is another matter. There have been changes to virtually every selection before throw-in. There is no place for Ciaran Kilkenny, Jack McCaffrey or Paddy Small […]
By Michael McMullan SATURDAY is Rory Gallagher’s 40th game in charge of Derry with the visit of Dublin to Celtic Park as the county continue to bask in watching their side’s stock rise. It’s a world apart from the Derry’s first two games at the city venue. His first was a mid-week defeat at the […]
A FEW games was to be expected, but going four games without a win in the league is a crisis for this current Dublin team. It just makes you laugh when you cast your mind back to three or four years ago when the whole country was crying out for Dublin to be split into […]
“I think that Dublin were proactive in terms of their response to it.”
KEVIN Cassidy has hailed the leadership shown by Dessie Farrell during his time as the chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association.
John Hughes took umbrage at some of the business speak used by the GPA to defend their deal with the GAA.