Niall Moyna at an O’Byrne Cup game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They came to look for disease. It was the 1970s in Scotstown, Co Monaghan. The van arrived at Niall Moyna’s school, and the children were all X-rayed (...)

Dublin’s Dermot Connolly is grabbed by Donegal’s Neil McGee following an incident that resulted in a straight red card for Connolly. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

In the furore that surrounded the Dublin-Donegal championship match of three years ago perspective counted for a lot. For some there was fascination i(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly is a current part of an intercounty set-up that has dominated in Leinster for the past decade. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the past four years the All-Ireland football championship has changed. Back in 2010, all four provincial champions were eliminated in the quarter-(...)

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(...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly celebrates scoring a goal against Ballyboden St Enda’s in the semi-final. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is a sentimental view that it is fitting St Vincent’s have made it to the Dublin senior final to distinguish the year in which Kevin Heffernan p(...)

Mickey Whelan: “You realise there’s a time to stop and then some people just get into coaching because they have something to offer”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Fifty years ago this Sunday, Dublin were also in action against the Connacht champions. The narrow All-Ireland final win over a Galway side that would(...)

Michael Darragh MacAuley’s ‘change of gear’ and fielding ability has established his credentials as one of the finest midfielders of his generation.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Aside from the frequently told general history of rivalry between Dublin and Kerry, the fixture has assumed contemporary significance in recent times (...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: “We don’t use previous games as motivation.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The last thing Jim Gavin is going to do is get all nostalgic about playing Kerry in the football championship. The Dublin manager doesn’t do sentiment(...)