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(...)

Meath’s Michael Burke protests to the referee after a scuffle involving several players on both teams late in the Leinster final defeat to Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

So Dublin recorded a 16-point thumping of their neighbouring rivals on a lovely sunny afternoon in Croke Park before the best attendance of the season(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin and Diarmuid Connolly celebrate after the Leinster final defeat of Meath at Croke Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

To think some Dublin supporters were born into this.A ninth Leinster football title in a decade – and fourth in succession. Another simply devastating(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring a goal against Meath in the Leinster football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Dublin 3-20 Meath 1-10Three down easy, three to go, as Dublin’s imperial march towards their All-Ireland defence continues.A ninth Leinster football t(...)

Cormac Costello celebrates a goal against Wexford in the Leinster semi-final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There’s something about Dublin that feels familiar to me from my own football career and that’s the unbreakable confidence that teams acquire from con(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McMamamon: “There’s a kind of transparency in the way Jim picks on form so that it doesn’t really fester in anyone’s mind that he has his favourites or anything like that.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At some point or other over the week just gone, Kevin McManamon will have made time to keep time. He’ll have called around to his younger brother S(...)

Dublin’s Cormac Costello. Photograph: Inpho.

If Jim Gavin had his way Dublin would field a team with names on their back, not numbers. That way there would be less assumption about their positio(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan battles with Wexford’s Graeme Molloy during the Leinster senior football semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 2-25 Wexford 1-12 The city team’s brilliance now casts a shadow across all of Leinster. The All-Ireland champions posted the kind of score m(...)

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(...)