Donegal’s Ryan McHugh scores his first goal past Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 After a spectacular eruption of near volcanic proportions the All-Ireland champions are gone – Donegal taking out Dubl(...)

Dublin’s  Diarmuid Connolly and his team-mates warm up before the second half of last  Sunday’s Leinster final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Three games, 7-66 scored, a 14-point average winning margin, 19 different scorers, and 18 substitutes – who between them contributed 2-21.No wonder so(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon: an example of how good Dublin are at winning primary possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wow. It’s not easy to find words that best describe Dublin’s victory in Croke Park, because I haven’t seen a Leinster final of such sustained pace and(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring a goal against Meath in the Leinster football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Dublin 3-20 Meath 1-10Three down easy, three to go, as Dublin’s imperial march towards their All-Ireland defence continues.A ninth Leinster football t(...)

Cormac Costello celebrates a goal against Wexford in the Leinster semi-final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There’s something about Dublin that feels familiar to me from my own football career and that’s the unbreakable confidence that teams acquire from con(...)

Dublin’s Cormac Costello. Photograph: Inpho.

If Jim Gavin had his way Dublin would field a team with names on their back, not numbers. That way there would be less assumption about their positio(...)

 Ger Brennan and Rory O’Carroll, (right)  celebrate beating Mayo in the 2013 All Ireland senior football final at Croke Park.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has ruled out an immediate return to play for veteran centre back Ger Brennan.The St Vincent’s man required ankle s(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Callaghan in action against Westmeath in the Leinster under-21 semi-final in Mullingar. O’Callaghan’s task against Wexford will be to subdue Peter Kelly.  Photograph: Inpho

Wexford are on the cusp of making believers of us all. Defending champions, they are littered with hurlers who played leading roles in the unfathomab(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley and Daithí Waters of Wexford battle for possession in Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Another ominous signal flashed across the province last night after Dublin’s latest run-out in the city. The rich are getting richer all the time. (...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin greets midfield powerhouse Michael Dara Macauley after the latter’s late substitution during yesterday’s Leinster semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So Dublin are fast becoming the Kenyans of Gaelic football. They run alongside their opposition without breaking sweat, then very suddenly stretch (...)