Denis Bastick scores  Dublin’sopening goal during the Allianz Football League Fivision One game against Mayo at   MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-10 Dublin 2-18 Beware the Ides of March. It is hard to believe that if and when these heavyweight teams collide in high summer that this cold n(...)

Mayo’s Kevin Keane tries to get to grips with Bernard Brogan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-10 Dublin 2-18 It is hard to believe that if and when these heavyweight teams collide in high summer that this cold night in Castlebar won’t pr(...)

Dublin’s John Small tries to block John O’Rourke’s kick as Cork got their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 1-15 Dublin 0-16 When August comes, Dublin and Cork will expect to be busy. And this open, entertaining Allianz league game between two of the (...)

 Emmett O’Conghaile of Dublin with Padraig Faulker of Maynooth University at Parnell Park.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Maynooth University 1-5January’s riches don’t normally test the pocket’s stitching and so it was no surprise to see this play out as it di(...)

Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan following Dublin’s victory over Monaghan in the quarter-final at Croke Park. “There are so many guys there to take your place. . . I’d say it’s a very good thing because it makes the team perform better.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Some things are constant, some things aren’t. We don’t know what the lifespan of this Dublin team will be and yet most of the country can reel off a h(...)

Meath’s Damien Carroll with Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey during last year’s Leinster final at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mick O’Dowd’s painstaking stewardship of Meath’s fortunes brings the county into another Leinster final against Dublin. They are imbued with enough(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan leaves the field with an injury against Laois but appears to have recovered enough to play in Dublin’s semifinal against Wexford: Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Following recent ankle surgery, Ger Brennan will not be available for Dublin’s Leinster semi-final against Wexford on Sunday week.However, the veteran(...)

Laois duo Conor Meredith and Paul Begley tackle Dublin’s  Diarmuid Connolly during the Leinster championship clash at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Nothing new under the sun for Jim Gavin. On their first day out last year, Dublin scored 2-22. This time they scored 2-21. On three of their six days(...)

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(...)

“If Ger (Brennan) is pushing to get into the team, it just means that I have to play better,” says Dublin’s Kevin Nolan. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

Life began to get complicated for Kevin Nolan at the height of the jubilation. The Dublin wing back had crowned a fine year with the county’s first(...)