Dublin GAA

  • Former Galway boss Anthony Cunningham has been installed as the favourite to become the new Dublin Senior Hurling manager.

    Pat Gilroy stepped down last night, citing work commitments for his decision.

    Having worked as one of Gilroy's selectors Cunningham could provide an easy transition.

    All Ireland winning Cuala manager Mattie Kenny is also said to be in the running for the role.

  • Brendan Rice from Down has been confirmed as the match referee for the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 encounter between Dublin and Mayo on Saturday evening.

    The clash will play as a double-header in Croke Park at 5pm ahead of the men’s dual at 7pm.

    Both games will be live on Midwest Radio Sport.

  • Allianz Football League 
    Division 1
    Dublin 2-10 
    Mayo 0-12

  • Allianz Football League
    Division 1 Final 
    Dublin 0-18 
    Galway 0-14 

  • Allianz Football League
    Division 1
    Dublin 115 Galway 0-07 

  • Mayo can’t be written of just - that’s according to former All -Star with Dublin Coman Goggins.

    James Horan’s side lost to Kerry in their first Super 8 encounter but bounced back last weekend beating Meath in Croke Park.

    They host Donegal in Elvery’s MacHale Park on Saturday the 3rd of August, knowing a win will guarantee them a spot in the semi-finals.

    Goggins told the AIB GAA podcast he would not be surprised if Mayo came up with a strong performance.


  • All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final

    Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10


    Mayo produced a superb opening half of football to lead 0-08 to 0-06 at the short whistle.

    However, the five in a row chasing Dub's turned on the style in the second half and in a devastating twelve minute spell put this game to bed.

    Jim Gavin's side hit 2-6 in that period and in the end ran out convincing ten point winners.

    Dublin will now meet either Kerry or Tyrone in the decider on September 1st.

  • Galway and Dublin have named their teams ahead of their All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final this evening.


    Dublin have made 9 changes to last weeks win over Roscommon - which includes a completely revamped forward line.


    Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny and Brian howard occupy the new-look half forward line, with Con' O'Callaghan, Dean Rock and Paul Mannion playing in front.


    Johhny Cooper and James McCarthy bolster the Dubs half back line with Brian Fenton coming into midfield.


    The Tribesmen make just one change from their loss to Monaghan with Patrick Sweeney coming in at centre-forward in the place of Adrian Varley.


    1. Ruairí Lavelle
    2. Declan Kyne
    3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh
    4. Eoghan Kerin
    5. Cathal Sweeney
    6. Gareth Bradshaw
    7. Gary O’Donnell
    8. Peter Cooke
    9. Thomas Flynn
    10. Shane Walsh
    11. Patrick Sweeney
    12. Seán Kelly
    13. Ian Burke
    14. Damien Comer (Captain)
    15. Eamonn Brannigan
  • All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Fina

    Dublin 1-24 Galway 2-12

  • DUBLIN’S success in winning the League, Leinster and All-Ireland titles has been reflected in the final list of nominations in this year’s PwC All-Star Awards.

    The release today by the GAA and the GPA of the 45 best footballers of the 2018 season has yielded 12 nominations for Dublin who won their fourth senior title in a row.

    The nominations are divided into 3 goalkeepers, 18 defenders, 6 midfielders and 18 forwards. The final 15 that make up the PwC All-Star Football team of 2018 will be presented with their awards at a gala black-tie banquet in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday, November 2, which will be screened live by RTE TV.

    Beaten All-Ireland finalists Tyrone received 7 nominations as have Galway and Monaghan. The remainder of the breakdown is Kildare and Donegal 3 each, Kerry 2 and Armagh, Carlow, Fermanagh and Laois receiving 1 each.

    The selection was voted on by a committee made up of GAA media, and chaired by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan.

    Also announced today is the short list for this year’s Footballer of the Year and Young Footballer of the Year award.

    These overall awards will be voted on exclusively by intercounty players and they will choose between Ciarán Kilkenny, Jack McCaffrey and Brian Fenton (Dublin) for the senior prize.

    The shortlist for the Young Footballer of the Year prize is still confined to players under 21 and this year’s nominees are Brian Howard (Dublin), David Clifford (Kerry) and Michael McKernan (Tyrone).



    PwC All-Star Football Nominations


    1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
    2. Graham Brody (Laois)
    3. Rory Beggan (Monaghan



    1. Eoghan Bán Gallagher (Donegal)
    2. Jonny Cooper (Dublin)
    3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
    4. Eoin Murchan (Dublin)
    5. James McCarthy (Dublin)
    6. Che Cullen (Fermanagh
    7. Sean Kelly (Galway)
    8. Eoghan Kerin (Galway)
    9. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Galway)
    10. Gavin White (Kerry)
    11. Eoin Doyle (Kildare
    12. Karl O’Connell (Monaghan)
    13. Drew Wylie (Monaghan)
    14. Ryan Wylie (Monaghan
    15. Padraig Hampsey (Tyrone)
    16. Michael McKernan (Tyrone)
    17. Tiernan McCann (Tyrone
    18. Peter Harte (Tyrone)



    1. Michael Murphy (Donegal)
    2. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
    3. Thomas Flynn (Galway)
    4. Niall Kearns (Monaghan)
    5. Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone)
    6. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)





    1. Rory Grugan (Armagh)
    2. Paul Broderick (Carlow)
    3. Ryan McHugh (Donegal)
    4. Niall Scully (Dublin)
    5. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)
    6. Brian Howard (Dublin)
    7. Paul Mannion (Dublin)
    8. Dean Rock (Dublin)
    9. Con O’Callaghan (Dublin)
    10. Shane Walsh (Galway)
    11. Damien Comer (Galway)
    12. Ian Burke (Galway)
    13. David Clifford (Kerry)
    14. Daniel Flynn (Kildare)
    15. Paul Cribben (Kildare)
    16. Conor McManus (Monaghan)
    17. Ryan McAnespie (Monaghan)
    18. Niall Sludden (Tyrone)


    Footballer of the Year Nominees

    1. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
    2. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)
    3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)


    Young Footballer of the Year Nominees

    1. Brian Howard (Dublin)
    2. David Clifford (Kerry)
    3. Michael McKernan (Tyrone)
  • The Galway U20's were denied a place in the All-Ireland final by a Dublin team seeming with firepower, it ended Dublin 2-14 to 1-10 Galway.

    Ciaran Archer led the charge for the Dubs scoring 2-6, the goals dispatched at ease in a crowded Galway defense.

    It's the end of the road for the Connacht champions who kept fighting until the end.

    Dublin go on to face the winner of Cork and Tyrone in the final next weekend.

    Scorers for Dublin:Ciarán Archer 2-6 (0-4f), Ross McGarry 0-3, Brian O’Leary 0-2, David Lacey 0-1, Niall O’Leary 0-1, James Doran 0-1.

    Scorers for Galway:Brian Harlowe 1-0, Tony Gill 0-3, Padraig Costello 0-3 (0-2f), Rory Cunningham 0-2, Matthew Tierney 0-1, Liam Boyle 0-1

  • Jim Gavin has stepped down as Dublin Senior Football manager after an impressive seven seasons at the helm of the Boys in Blue.

    During his tenure Dublin won 6 All-Ireland titles, were only defeated once in championship football and completed the first five-in-a-row in the senior men’s game.

    Throughout his time involved with the Dubs, Mayo never defeated his charges in League or Championship, but drew on several occasions.

    Some of the most devastating losses suffered by the green and red against Gavin included the 2013 All-Ireland final, the 2015 All-Ireland semi-final replay, the 2016 All-Ireland final and replay and the 2017 All-Ireland final.

    The professionalism Gavin brought to the Dublin set up in selection, tactics, team ethic, backroom team and work-rate, particularly post-Donegal 2014, has seen them become the most successful team in Gaelic football.

  • Since tickets went on sale at 10 o’clock there have been large queues across Supervalu and Centra stores throughout the morning.

    Dublin and Mayo’s clash in Croke Park is expected to be a sell-out and fans from across the county have queued online for the first championship meeting of the sides since 2017.

    Ballyhaunis Supervalu has a constant queue of 30 people since 10 o’clock this morning.

    We have received pictures of substantial queues in Castlebar Supervalu and in Ballyhaunis Supervalu, where there has been a constant stream of 30 people since 10 this morning.

    People trying to access tickets online have been having serious difficulty, with some people queuing online on Tickets.ie for more than two hours.

    Tickets.ie took to their twitter account to apologise for the delays, saying:

    “Tickets for both semi finals are still on sale - retail and online.

    There are no issues with the listing however there is a queuing system in place to manage the very high volume of traffic on the website.

    We do apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope you get your tickets.”

    People have been taking to social media to complain about server errors as the website appears to struggle with the volume of ticket requests.

    With the Dubs on a quest for five in-a-row, moral and expectation is still high across the county.

  • Allianz Football League Div 1


      Tyrone        1-06  0-12    Monaghan     


      Dublin        1-12  0-07    Mayo       



    Allianz Football League Div 2


      Cork          1-9   2-12    Meath      


    Allianz Football League Div 4


      Limerick      0-11  0-12    Leitrim   

  • The Mayo minors will progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals after beating Dublin in a seven-goal epic in Longford.

    Tomas Morley's men put five goals past the boys in blue to hold on for a nerve-racking 5-12 to 2-19 win.

    The Mayo young guns will now look forward to a date with the winners of Cork and Monaghan in two weeks time, as part of double header in Croke Park.


  • The Mayo minors are looking to continue their winning run when they face Dublin in the All Ireland Minor quarter final tomorrow in Longford at 3pm.


    There are two changes to the Connacht champions at centre-forward and full-forward, with Owen McHale and Ray Walsh replacing Ronan Hughes and Conor Reid.


    Following a Connacht final win over Galway after extra time Mayo will be looking to book a place in the All Ireland semi-finals for the first time since 2014.


    There will be extensive coverage of the game on Midwest Radio with John Lynch and Declan O’Reilly.


    1. Luke Jennings - Ballinrobe
    2. Alfie Morrison - Louisburgh
    3. Oisin Tunney - Breaffy
    4. Aidan Cosgrove - Kiltimagh
    5. Shaun Dempsey - Balla
    6. Ruairi Keane - Mayo Gaels
    7. Eoin Gilraine - Ballinrobe
    8. Paddy Heneghan - Castlebar Mitchels
    9. Ethan Henry - Mayo Gaels
    10. Ciaran Mylett - Castlebar Mitchels
    11. Owen McHale - Belmullet
    12. Dylan Thornton - Ballina Stephenites
    13. Paul Walsh - Castlebar Mitchels
    14. Ray Walsh - Westport
    15. Frank Irwin - Ballina Stephenites
  • The Mayo minor footballers will play Dublin in the All-Ireland quarter-final in Longford this Weekend.

    The Connacht champions face a Dublin side that lost narrowly to Kildare in the Leinster final after extra-time.

    Throw-in on Saturday is at 3 o’clock in Pearse Park and we’ll have extended commentary on Midwest radio with John Lynch and Declan O'Reilly.


    Mayo look to continue their good run of form when they make the trip to Croke Park to face Dublin on Saturday night.

    Following a win over Cavan last time out James Horan continues his rotation policy as he makes 6 changes to his starting team. Rob Hennelly, Brendan Harrison, Colm Boyle, Donal Vaughan, Ciaran Treacy & Brian Reape all come into the team with David Clarke, Stephen Coen, Michael Plunkett, Diarmuid O'Connor, Evan Regan & Colm Moran all losing out. Saturday night will be a significant milestone for Keith Higgins as he makes his 150th appearance for the Senior footballers having made his debut against Dublin in the league in February 2005. He also captains the team.


    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis(C)
    5. Lee Keegan - Westport
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
    9. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Ciaran Treacy - Ballina Stephenites
    13. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
    14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
    15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

  • The Roscommon senior football management team today named their Match Day 26 to face Dublin on Sunday next in the All-Ireland quarter-final stage 3 match in Croke Park.  The team features a number of changes to the team that played Donegal two weeks ago. It also features championship debuts for James Featherstone, Darra Pettit and Ross Timothy.

    James Featherstone

    Roscommon Gaels

    David Murray

    Padraig Pearses

    Peter Domican

    St Brigid’s

    Niall McInerney

    St Brigid’s

    John McManus

    Roscommon Gaels

    Darra Pettit

    Clann na nGael

    Ross Timothy

    St Croan’s

    Tadhg O Rourke


    Enda Smith


    Niall Kilroy


    Ciaráin Murtagh

    St Faithleach’s

    Conor Devaney (C)


    Diarmuid Murtagh

    St Faithleach’s

    Brian Stack

    St Brigid’s

    Ciaran Lennon

    Clann na nGael



    Colm Lavin

    Éire Óg

    Cathal Cregg

    Western Gaels

    Finbar Cregg

    Western Gaels

    Fintan Cregg


    Donie Smith


    Gary Patterson

    Michael Glavey’s

    Ian Kilbride

    St Brigid’s

    Niall Daly

    Padraig Pearses

    Padraig Kelly

    St Brigid’s

    Sean Mc Dermott

    Western Gaels

    Shane Killoran


  • Check out our weekend review of everything that happened this weekend in sport including an interview with Mayo hurling manager Derek Walsh as the senior hurlers booked their place in the Division 2B NHL Final with a hard fought victory over Wicklow in Ballina on Sunday. We also look back at the action from Saturday night as Mayo men and women fell short against their Dublin counterparts. 

    There was also plenty of action on the local GAA scene and in the boxing ring which Michael D McAndrew and Cormac O'Malley reflect on below.