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 Michael Darragh Macauley challenges  Wexford’s and Daithí Waters  during the Leinster SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-25 Wexford 1-12So that’s four successive Leinster football finals now for Dublin, or nine in the last decade, the All-Ireland champions merel(...)

Dean Rock is set to starts for Dublin at full forward against Wexford. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The quandary that Dublin now presents for opposition managers is exquisite. Circle the wagons and you invite wave after wave of attack. Try to match t(...)

 Michael Darragh Macauley fires home Leinster’s second goal during the Leinster SFC quarter-final against Laois at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 2-21 Laois 0-16: It took them a while to get the ship pointed in the right direction but in the end Dublin’s progress was pretty smooth at Crok(...)

Mark Lynch: will pose a big scoring threat for Derry in the league final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Though the bad old days of serious teams being able to swan through the league with ne’er a care are largely gone, this is the one weekend of the i(...)

While Bernard Brogan is unlikely to start against Mayo in tomorrow’s Division One game at Croke Park, Dublin manager Jim Gavin expects the fit again full forward to feature at some stage. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bit by bit, Dublin’s best side is starting to become available to Jim Gavin, who yesterday raised the prospect of Bernard Brogan facing Mayo on(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon is tackled by Cork’s  Noel Galvin during the league clash at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Despite having lost a first match in 12 months on Saturday, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin doesn’t believe there’s a significant d(...)