A crestfallen Neil McGee of Donegal sits on the pitch at Croke Park following the All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the semi-finals Donegal’s much-referenced system derailed a Dublin team regarded as shoo-ins for back-to-back All-Irelands and made the winners cle(...)

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(...)

“If Ger (Brennan) is pushing to get into the team, it just means that I have to play better,” says Dublin’s Kevin Nolan. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

Life began to get complicated for Kevin Nolan at the height of the jubilation. The Dublin wing back had crowned a fine year with the county’s first(...)

Paul Galvin has called time on his inter-county career with Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-8 Kerry 1-10: Dublin’s whip hand over Kerry continues, at least for now, but notable though the result was, the most newsworthy aspect of the(...)

Westmeath’s Gavin Hoey under pressure from Dublin’s Declan O’Mahony and Kevin Nolan during last Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup match at Cusack Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Inpho

Such is the sudden onslaught of fixtures this month that Dublin football manager Jim Gavin is anticipating as much trial as error, and he’s not alone.(...)

Johnny Cooper in action for Dublin. “Kerry will bring their  ‘A’ game.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Johnny Cooper is supposed to be still waiting his turn. Philly McMahon, Michael Fitzsimons and Cian O’Sullivan joined Rory O’Carroll in Dublin’s fu(...)