Laois’s Donie Kingston: “It’s a big thing to get them out of Croke Park and I think it should have been done before this year.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Relegation hangs on a team like a bad smell unless and until someone comes to air the place out. Anthony Cunningham isn’t anyone’s idea of a whirlwin(...)

Cian O’Sullivan ensured that Dublin did not miss Rory O’Carroll in the Allianz Football League final against Kerry. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s always worthwhile not to get carried away in the heat of the moment and in the past caution was always advisable in the wake of football league f(...)

Trevor Giles says Dublin’s dominance is undermining football’s appeal. Photograph: Inpho

As the dust settles on Dublin’s record equalling four-in-a-row in the Allianz Football League, there are concerns that the county’s ongoing domination(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh in action during his side’s victory over Cavan in the Allianz League Division Two final. Photograph: Inpho

In the aftermath of Dublin’s emphatic defeat of Kerry in Sunday’s AFL Division One final, there has been a lot of speculation that the team in action (...)

Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan clashes with Dublin players during the Allianz National League final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

We’ve been in this room before and we no doubt will again. Jim Gavin and Stephen Cluxton come in and take their seat and to look at them, you’d swear(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony is sent off by referee Eddie Kinsella at the Division One final in Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Most managers will tell you they learn as much in defeat as in victory, although Eamonn Fitzmaurice was not being as philosophical as that. Defeat to(...)

Paul Flynn celebrates after taking advantage of hesitation in the Kerry defence to score Dublin’s first goal in the Allianz Football League Division One Final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Dublin tightened their grip on Gaelic football on a strange day of proclamation and ceremony around the capital city. Down on O’Connell Street, the li(...)

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(...)

Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It answers all of Dublin’s problems, on paper at least. But Jim Gavin has insisted he doesn’t envisage using the GAA’s new National Games Development(...)

Dublin  manager Jim Gavin at   Allianz Football League Division One semi-final in  Croke Park: “I think the last quarter of the game fizzled out a bit, but Donegal do pose a lot of threats.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Silence fell across the land last night as precisely nobody wept for the death of the league semi-final. Dublin and Kerry skipped through Donegal and (...)