Kerry’s Colm Cooper with James McCarthy and Philly McMahon of Dublin during last September’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s little over four months since the counties met in the All-Ireland final but Dublin and Kerry are back in Croke Park this evening for the opening (...)

Tommy Walsh will start at full forward for Kerry in their Allianz Football League Division One opener against Dublin at Croke Park on Saturday night. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tommy Walsh will start at full forward in the Kerry team named to play Dublin in Saturday’s Allianz Football League opener at Croke Park. Two years a(...)

Colm Cooper: one of nine Kerry players to require surgery in the last 12 months. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Colm Cooper is the latest Kerry player to have to undergo surgery and is likely to miss the McGrath Cup and possibly the early rounds of the National (...)

Referee David Coldrick: the All-Ireland Day documentary showed just what it’s like to be charged with refereeing a hectic All-Ireland final. Referee: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland Day, produced by Loosehorse and shown on Monday night on RTÉ was as vivid a portrait of the great day as has been seen. Taken from an a(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon gets involved with Kerry’s  Kieran Donaghy during the contentious incident in  the All-Ireland senior football final. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Dublin have opted for a hearing to contest a proposed one-match suspension on Philly McMahon after an incident late in last month’s All-Ireland fin(...)

 Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan celebrates with the Sam Maguire trophy: “It might seem like times are good now but you have to make the most of the opportunities.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Minutes before Dublin’s defining game of the season and Cian O’Sullivan couldn’t be sure. From the moment he was helped leave the field after strainin(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon will learn his fate this weekend after being accused of eye gouging Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin corner back Philip McMahon will know this weekend if he is to face charges arising from an incident with Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy in Sunday(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin. In pursuit ofsuccess he had to recast Dublin as ateam that could embrace a more formidable defensive approach while  still posing a threat at the other end. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It wasn’t just the sight of Dublin and Kerry contesting an All-Ireland final that gave Sunday a back-to-the-future atmosphere. The incessant ra(...)

Cian O’Sullivan: despite a recent hamstring injury, he was deemed fit enough to play and, as it transpired, he executeed the sweeper role to perfection. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The season ends with the mid-winter adjustments made by Dublin returning them to All-Ireland success. The weather completely dominated the game and(...)

Philly McMahon tackles Kieran Donaghy: “It probably did look bad. But there was no intention whatsoever.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last place Philly McMahon needs to be on the morning after an All-Ireland final is in the lobby of the Dublin team hotel, mingling with a few left(...)