Dublin manager Jim Gavin and the Dublin squad observe the national anthem before the All-Ireland quarter-final against Cork. ‘There’s a great esprit de corps. A great bond. And a great belief’, says Gavin of his squad. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The drumbeat build-up to an All-Ireland final can be one of two things. It can be a riot of percussion, with cymbals crashing and bass thumping or it (...)