Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)

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(...)

The Emeralds GAA club ground, Páirc Smáirgaid, in Ruislip, London.

The race for domination of this season’s television championship coverage has had a staggered start with The Sunday Game team first out of the traps. (...)

Such is Dublin’s strength in depth, they were able to spring   Eoghan O’Gara (left) from the bench against Cork in Sunday’s Division One semi-final at Croke Park, and he made a big impact. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin in rare times. Belief is what drives champions ever onwards. “Look, belief is the only thing that really stopped them when they w(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin talks to some of his backroom staff at Croke Park during the All-Ireland football semi-final against Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There was a distinctly funereal feel to Jim Gavin’s postmortem after Dublin’s seven-point All- Ireland semi-final win over Kerry, that was completely (...)

Aidan O’Shea of Mayo was the dominant midfielder on show in the quarter-finals. He is some physical specimen and clearly in the best condition of his adult life.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The furore over Seán Cavanagh’s rugby tackle on Saturday night has overshadowed some magnificent midfield performances across all four games.This obvi(...)