Dublin’s Kevin McManamon: an example of how good Dublin are at winning primary possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wow. It’s not easy to find words that best describe Dublin’s victory in Croke Park, because I haven’t seen a Leinster final of such sustained pace and(...)

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(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: man in possession keeps jersey unless challenger earns a shot. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEY Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Dublin’s entry into the football championship, this Sunday against Laois in Croke Park, is how (...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Cormac Costello celebrates after scoring the winning point from a free   during the All-Ireland under-21 football semi-final against Cavan at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin and Roscommon will meet in the final of the All-Ireland under-21 football championship for the second time in three years as they both s(...)

Cavan’s Dara McVesty is tackled during the Ulster U-21 final victory over Donegal when the county completed a four-in-a-row. photograph: russell pritchard/inpho

Cavan, for all their provincial success at under-21 level, could well go the way of Gaelic football’s underage dodo. Galway’s (...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton, who was sent off against Mayo last month, returns to face Cork tomorrow afternoon.

Mayo make five changes from last week’s match against the same opposition for tomorrow’s league semi-final against Derry in Croke Park. Brendan Har(...)

“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(...)

Dublin’s Diarmund Connolly celebrates at the final whistle of his side’s victory over Tyrone.  Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

The All-Ireland champions are becoming dangerously expert at consigning teams to Heartbreak Hill. Ask Tyrone. A year ago, Dublin edged t(...)