Alan Brogan: ‘Representing Dublin for the last 14 years has given me immense satisfaction and joy, both the good days and the bad’. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

As sporting salutes go those from your own team are typically more compelling than those from your team of rivals. Alan Brogan was being saluted on b(...)

Dublin’s Alan Brogan: “Obviously there’s history there and a sense of occasion when you’re playing Kerry. My Mam is from Kerry so that brings its own little edge to it.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There are plenty of stories in Dublin GAA circles about him. Here’s one. A club corner back remembers Alan Brogan walking over before throw-in a fe(...)

Gavin Burke of St Vincent’s collides with Shane Lyons of St Oliver Plunkett’s during the Dublin Senior football club final at Parnell Park, Dublin, last night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Vincent’s 0-14 St Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh: 1-10 There was a moment, late last night, when Diarmuid Connolly was seemingly motoring down a cu(...)

Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal against Ballyboden St Enda’s in the semi-final in Parnell Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

THERE HAS been a greater tendency recently for clubs to challenge annually in the provincial and All-Ireland club championships but it’s still a huge (...)

Donegal fall: A dejected Bernard Brogan near the end of the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

What man could argue with Bernard Brogan’s assertion; it hurts more when you’ve left something behind. He means football. Life seems fine. Busy morni(...)

Evidence of Dublin’s increasing stature as a hurling force came on Saturday as Ballyboden St Enda’s and Cuala contested an all capital decider at the (...)