Ryan O’Dwyer of Dublin with James Ryan of Limerick. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-25 Limerick 0-16Mark Schutte led the line superbly again for Dublin with 1-5 as the 2011 champions secured an Allianz hurling league semi-fin(...)

Dublin’s Shane Durkin challenges with Joe Cooney during his side’s win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho.

Dublin 0-26 Galway 2-14 The last time Dublin spent a spring in the top division and didn’t end it in a relegation play-off, they won the league. And t(...)

Mark Shutte strikes to scores a point for Dublin despite the best efforts of Kilkenny’s Tomas Keogh, Lester Ryan and Cillian Buckley during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan.

By the end of a haywire afternoon in Kilkenny, Dublin hurlers were in the happy position of topping the Allianz Hurling League, as the only county wi(...)

Dublin’s Conal Keaney and Kilkenny’s Matthew Ruth in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-25 Kilkenny 3-11What might be described as a lively afternoon at Nowlan Park ended with Dublin, who had led at one stage by 14 points, hangin(...)

Dublin’s Conal  Keaney got a goal and three points as they beat Laois in the Walsh Cup semi-final. Photography:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin, champions two years ago, are through to the Walsh Cup final thanks to the accuracy of corner forward David Treacy who contributed nine of h(...)

Ger Cunningham looks on from the stands during Dublin’s Walsh Cup win over Antrim. Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-28 Antrim 2-12 Ger Cunningham said he’s undecided about Dublin’s next captain after watching his inherited side cruise to the Walsh Cu(...)

Cork and Dublin captains, Roisin Phelan and Sinead Goldrick at Croke Park yesterday to promote the Women’s All-Ireland Senior Football final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Though the women’s All-Ireland football final was set in stone for the last Sunday in September, both Cork and Dublin county boards have scheduled se(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly gets his shot away as Dublin’s  Stephen Hiney moves in during the Leinster SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9Reconstructed, slightly remodelled but the interior of these Kilkenny hurlers looks much the same. Defeat to Dublin, and Cork,(...)

Dublin boss Anthony Daly: Last year Dublin  went from averaging 0-4 from play out of their starting forwards to averaging 1-11. Now Daly needs them to pick up where they left off. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the aftermath of Dublin’s draw in Wexford Park last June, certain truths were self-evident. One, that Dublin would go nowhere unless they started (...)

Dublin’s Alan McCrabbe:  can cause problems for Wexford’s defence from play and from placed balls. Photo: Alan Betson

There’s an optimal way for underdogs to come in under the radar and Wexford haven’t quite managed it in advance of this evening’s intriguing Leinster(...)