Jonny Cooper received nine stab wounds to his forehead, eyelid and neck area and spent one night in hospital. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A Mayo man who stabbed Dublin GAA player Jonny Cooper hours after attacking a taxi driver has been given a seven-year sentence with the final two year(...)

A Mayo man was on crystal meth when he stabbed Dublin GAA player Jonny Cooper several times in the face as the footballer walked along a city stree(...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly was a thorn in Na Fianna’s side in the county semi-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer

On paper, Sunday’s Dublin football final may appear somewhat predictable. St Vincent’s are seeking a third title in succession and a 28th in all, whil(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper in action against Kerry in the All-Ireland final. “Winning the All-Ireland is as good as it’s going to get for any one of us, as a team.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Jonny Cooper starts talking about the personal journey involved in winning back the All-Ireland football title with Dublin he doesn’t just mean t(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton: the midfielder follows up his man-of-the-match award in the All-Ireland final with a first All Star nomination. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although there is no place for either Paul Flynn, who has been an All Star for the past four years, or captain Stephen Cluxton, who has not been no(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scoring his side’s third goal in Croke Park on Saturday.  Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Gathering dust in future record books, this All-Ireland semi-final might look predictable: Mayo again coming up short(...)

Dublin progressed past Mayo in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final, after a week and 70 minutes work packed full with drama. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INpho

The Sub Factory In the modern game, the benchwarmers are as important as those who actually start. Dublin’s deployment of their substitutes was(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly is unable to prevent Philly McMahon of Dublin scoring his side’s second goal during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Dublin banished a week of controversy and the demons that took them to the brink of defeat last week with a barnstorming finish (...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea will pose a huge threat to Dublin’s ambitions at  Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the morning after Mayo fed Donegal through the wood-chipper in the 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final, Aidan O’Shea was king of the world. Well, he was(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores the  first of his two goals in the Leinster SFC semi-final against Kildare at Croke park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Things could have worked out a bit better for Kildare: not in the obvious sense that applies to any 19-point defeat but in the way the afternoon unfol(...)