Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring a goal in the Leinster SFC Final against Westmeath at Croke Park. Photograph:  Inpho

Dublin 2-13 Westmeath 0-6 When it comes to Leinster finals these days, we dutifully pan for grains of interest having long since given up on finding (...)

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(...)

Alisha Jordan with the West County Hotel Cup at a photocall ahead of the TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior Ladies Football Championship Finals next  Sunday. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Can’t make it all alone, Alisha Jordan is talking about the visible ink on her arms. “That’s what New York does to you. You get carried away sometime(...)

Bernard Brogan celebrates after scoring a goal during the Allianz Football League Division One  final at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Inph0

This was just a pitstop for Dublin, nothing more. When the story of 2014 comes to be written,(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan and Dave Kearney. “I definitely view it as a positive that I can play at centre and at fullback. I’ll do my best wherever I’m put,” says Madigan.

Imagine a svelte Ian Madigan hovering up breaks and distributing pinpoint foot passes into Dublin’s inside line. Madigan attempted, like so many these(...)

Dublin fans celebrate in Merrion Square Dublin where Dublin City Council held a reception for the Dublin All Ireland football champions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dubs’ homecoming party took place just up the road from the National Maternity Hospital, where many’s a nervous father has paced the floors over t(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper tackles James O’Donoghue of Kerry during their All-Ireland senior football semi-final at Croke Park earlier this month. The corner back says his side didn’t lose their composure despite conceding three first-half goals in the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last thing any player should be revealing before an All-Ireland final is a sudden and crippling loss of confidence. Now is not the time for even t(...)

Johnny Cooper in action for Dublin. “Kerry will bring their  ‘A’ game.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Johnny Cooper is supposed to be still waiting his turn. Philly McMahon, Michael Fitzsimons and Cian O’Sullivan joined Rory O’Carroll in Dublin’s fu(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring his sides second goal on hte stroke of halftime at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 4-16 Kildare 1-09: What initially threatened to be a competitive Leinster football semi-final ended up being Kildare’s heaviest defeat to Dubli(...)