Dublin defender Philly McMahon celebrates scoring Dublin second goal in the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo last summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘Everyone remembers the goals in last year’s semi-final replay between Dublin and Mayo, an encounter memorably labelled by RTÉ’s Darragh Moloney as “t(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer from Cork Institute of Technology, during the Fitzgibbon Cup Higher Education Championships launch at Croke Park. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

He may finally be a Munster medallist, his first piece of senior championship silverware as a Tipperary player, but John O’Dwyer has conceded that the(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey is presented with GAA GPA Player of the Year award by Dermot Earley, president  GPA, at the  Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dublin rounded off a triumphant 2015 by taking the lion’s share, seven, of this year’s GAA-GPA football All Stars as well as the Footballer of the Yea(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton: the midfielder follows up his man-of-the-match award in the All-Ireland final with a first All Star nomination. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although there is no place for either Paul Flynn, who has been an All Star for the past four years, or captain Stephen Cluxton, who has not been no(...)

Cian O’Sullivan: despite a recent hamstring injury, he was deemed fit enough to play and, as it transpired, he executeed the sweeper role to perfection. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The season ends with the mid-winter adjustments made by Dublin returning them to All-Ireland success. The weather completely dominated the game and(...)

 Kieran Donaghy appeals for a penalty after a clear drag down by Rory O’Carroll. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Some All-Ireland finals are the complete football spectacles, and this wasn’t one of them. Conditions didn’t help and the game struggled to come al(...)

Kerry’s Marc Ó Sé in action in the Munster final against Cork. “Physically, I feel great, so I’ll just keep going as long as I feel I can,” he says. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Every great dynasty comes to an end, and in the modern era of Gaelic football, none have come greater than the Ó Sés from West Kerry. One uncle, th(...)

Dublin had a detailed game plan to cope with Aidan O’Shea, with Mayo setting up how Jim Gavin expected. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Whenever this Mayo team lose a big championship game now, it is impossible not to feel sympathy for them. For a second consecutive summer, they have c(...)

Mayo’s Séamus O’Shea is shown a black card, an incident that came back to haunt Mayo as Michael Darragh Macauley joined Brian Fenton and began to dominate. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Should we have ever doubted them? We found out a lot on Saturday, one of which is that Dublin – even with two All-Ireland titles since 2011 – still ha(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly is unable to prevent Philly McMahon of Dublin scoring his side’s second goal during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Dublin banished a week of controversy and the demons that took them to the brink of defeat last week with a barnstorming finish (...)