Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores a penalty past Cork goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran during the Allianz Football League division one final at  Croke Park. Photo:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-21 Cork 2-7After a patchy Allianz Football League campaign to date, Dublin erupted in the final against Cork and laid waste to opponents, who(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)

Dublin’s Tomás Brady missed most of the 2013 All-Ireland winning season due to a cruciate ligament injury. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

In the two years since Tomás Brady switched from hurling to football there have been doubts, and lots of them. If his was any county other then Dublin(...)

Monaghan’s Vinny Corey gets to the ball ahead of Dublin’s Paul Flynn in the Allianz National Football League semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-17 Monaghan 0-16 Even though we all expected a Monaghan reaction in yesterday’s Allianz Football League semi-final, few anticipated (...)

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(...)