Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony receives a red card for a challenge on Dublin’s Jonny Cooper during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 2-18 Kerry 0-13 It was appropriate on a day of commemoration that the doomed attempts of an ancient culture to break the shackles of contemp(...)

Colm Cooper: “He has an innate unorthodoxy”, said Paul Galvin of his former team-mate. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was nothing more than a flyaway petal of brilliance on a changeable Sunday in February but Benny Coulter went home thinking about it. Kerry were up(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh: “We have eight weeks to prepare for championship . . the Dubs beat us and they were a far superior team.” Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Not a lot to see, not a lot to talk through. Which, in these oh-so serious days, suits the Dublin management down to the ground. A routine query as to(...)

Dublin eased past Donegal at Croke park to reach the Allianz League final. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 1-20 Donegal 0-13 Dublin swept into a fourth successive Allianz Football League final with an emphatic victory over Donegal at Croke Park on(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan has no regrets about the incident in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final that led to Diarmuid Connolly’s dismissal. “There’s no point in me trying to make out that we go out to be innocent,” he says. Photograph: Donall Farmer/inpho

You are born into this stuff. It’s a bloodlines thing. It’s you and your father and his father and everyone’s father and back and back for generations(...)

Castlebar Mitchels players celebrate their Mayo final win over Breaffy with joint manager Declan O’Reilly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Castlebar Mitchels made it to their first All-Ireland final in 1994, Declan O’Reilly was playing for the club. Two years ago, he sat in the radio(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Enda Varley, in action here for Mayo will line out for St Vincent’s in 2016. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Vincent’s already multi-talented squad will be buoyed this year by the arrival of three intercounty transfers - Mayo’s Enda Varley, Westmeath pane(...)

Brian Hurley celebrates a score against Dublin in Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Cork 2-10 Jim Gavin has confirmed that current footballer of the year Jack McCaffrey will be unavailable to Dublin for this year’s champ(...)

Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin leaves the field after being sent off against Mayo. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin CEO John Costello has described and “mean-spirited” and “inflammatory” comments made by Irish Times columnist Darragh Ó Sé about county forward(...)